5 Steps to a Great Patio Design in Chesterfield MI
Step 1 – Determine how the patio will be used most of the time. Will this patio be used just by your family? Will you be hosting family events and/or entertaining often? The answer will give you a direction for the overall size and layout.
Step 2 – Design the patio space to flow naturally. Be sure to keep enough room for patio furniture and not to crowd the path to your door-wall or step downs. Placement of the BBQ should also be considered when designing the paver patio.
Step 3 – Pick colors that compliment but contrast your home. Choosing the right color can be a daunting task, but general rule of thumb is to pick a main paver color that matches your house trim color but is in contrast to the brick color. You can then add accents that pick up the house brick or roof colors to tie it all together.
Step 4 – Include landscaping for a welcoming look. Adding a few trees and shrubs will soften up the hardscape while also adding color and making it a more relaxed setting.
Step 5 – Add Patio Lighting. Do you entertain at night? Low voltage paver and/or retaining wall lights will be the perfect addition to your new patio. You can add lighting underneath the retaining wall caps and on the outside paver border for best look and results.
Video walk-through of a great brick paver patio design.