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Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Patio Pavers – [2023]

by Jonny S | 04/03/2020

When designing their houses, a lot of people tend to neglect the exterior in favour of the interior. This is a common mistake and it makes the house look rather poor and unfinished from the outside. Therefore, if you want to avoid this outcome, you should invest in the exterior of your home. This means you have to design your backyard or have someone else do it for you. One of the most important parts of your backyard is, of course, the patio. The process of putting the patio in your yard is called hardscaping. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, Hardscape consists of the non-living elements of landscaping, such as a brick patio, a stone wall, or a wood arbor. Today, we are going to share some basic hardscaping lesions and help you to design the best patio for your home.

Borders and Banding Make The Patio Look Clean and Classy

Some people are using pavers to create borders or banding, which separates the patio from the rest of the backyard. This distinguishes the patio from the landscape so that it doesn’t feel like the patio just suddenly ends. You can use a simple row of slightly different pavers for this job, but you don’t have to use only one border. Some homeowners use double or even a triple border with different coloured pavers. This will give your patio an interesting and exciting look.

Also, you can add banding across your patio, not just along the edge. This will make your patio look rather intriguing. If you are daring enough, you should also consider a unique pattern at the centre of your patio for an original and brave design.

A Unique Pattern is Always a Good Choice

If you are lucky enough to be able to design your own home, you don’t want it to be boring and plain. Don’t get us wrong, simplicity is not the issue here, the simple design is ok, the dull design is your enemy. So, the best thing you can do is to be creative and choose a unique pattern. In case you can’t decide on a pattern or you simply don’t know how to do it yourself, hiring experts like Premier Pavers is the smart thing to do. Here are some of the most popular unique patterns you can try out in your backyard – Herringbone, Running Bond, Stretcher, Bond, Diamond, I-Pattern, Random, Basketweave, and the Circle Pattern.
If, however, you want something unusual, you can try Travertine pavers. This is an ideal fit for any wall or floor space, outdoor garden or patio area. The best thing about this pattern is that there are no exactly identical pieces. It doesn’t matter if your home is rustic or contemporary, this design will definitely make your home special.

Play With Colours

These days, lighter-coloured pavers are trending in the world of patio design. Homeowners are 

looking for brighter and more cheerful patios, so playing with colour is definitely a good thing today. Light colours are always a good idea if you have a small backyard because they make the backyard seem bigger than it is. Even though lighter colours are a great option for your patio, there are other colour options as well. You can mix and match contrasting colours if you are going for a creative and unusual look. If you have some elements that tie the whole backyard together, you can play with different colours when creating your patio. Also, borders and banding represent a great opportunity to add some intriguing colours. However, if your existing pavers are damaged by the exposure and weather conditions, you can refresh their colours by painting them. You can do it yourself, but considering this can be a bit tricky, you should maybe hire painting experts.

Building a unique patio is a wonderful way to decorate your home. We hope these tips will help you to build a backyard you always dreamed of having.

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