Stone patios can be quite beautiful. These type of patios are made in many different styles. Stone patio designs can be formal, rustic or old fashioned. While each design is beautiful in its own right, it is advisable to choose a design that matches well with the style of the house. One should also take practical consideration into the equation and consider how easy the patio will be to clean and maintain.
Paver Stone Patios:
Paver stone patios can be either rustic or elegant in style. They are easy to create and easy to clean and maintain. Paving stones are available in many shapes and colors. Such a patio will often add value to the home as well as provide a great place to sit back and relax in good weather. Paving stone options include granite, travertine, marble and limestone. Each particular type of stone has its advantages and disadvantages. A paving stone patio often looks good with wicker furniture or a chaise lounge, although other types of furniture can also be used.
Brick and Stone Patios:
Brick and basic stone patios are quite rustic in style. They look particularly attractive with a cabin or country style home. These patios can be either well defined or made to look like a ruin of an old estate. For the latter look, it is advisable to leave cracks between the stones and the brick so that grass and moss can grow. Some brick and stone patio designs come with either central water feature designs or fire pit designs. Either of these designs can be nicely incorporated. Be sure to look around for the best fire pit design and water feature to suit your design style.
The location of the patio will depend in large part on what it will be used for. Most people put a patio right in back of their house and this is often the best location. A person that regularly invites friends and family over for barbecues or events will most likely want a large patio located near the kitchen. On the other hand, some people prefer a contemplative patio. Such patio ideas are usually small and located away from the house. These patios can be either simple or decorative, depending on a person’s tastes. If the property is quite large, then one may want to build more than one patio. One of the things I really enjoy about my patio space is my fire pit area. There are many type of fire pit designs, look around in magazines or on this site and find one that will enhance your patio space. You can get a portable fire pit or install a permanent fire pit in your patio area, both are equally enjoyable.
A person can often find a number of stone patio designs either on the internet or from a catalog. A homeowner who is unsure of what type of patio would look best on his or her property should check a number of styles as well as consult a professional. When having a patio built on the property, it is important to take both aesthetics and practicalities into consideration. The patio should not only look nice but also hold up well and last a long time. It should be reasonably easy to clean and maintain. It should also be located in a convenient spot and have the needed features. A patio that is well made will provide one with relaxation and enjoyment for many years.