Do you prefer a straight and narrow
patio or curved and fabulous patio?
As noted above, you may prefer a sense of order and a repeating pattern
in your patio or a sense of uniquely shaped stones carefully fit together.
For the footprint of your patio, you are not limited to choosing straight
edges or rounded corners. You can have both! Are you looking for a patio
path that meanders around your deck and then extends out to your pool?
You may have some planting beds that you want to finish with paver borders
or retaining walls. Perhaps a series of curves is most pleasing with each
area housing different elements of your backyard such as an eating area
followed by a curve area encasing some delicate landscaping.
patio or vertical patio?
When we think of patios, we envision a level surface for placing furniture,
tables and other outdoor furnishings and accessories. Some of the best
hardscapes build up. This includes traditional retaining walls or terracing
but also includes vertical walls integrated into the patio. Vertical walls
can be built for seating, to enclose an area, to mark an entrance to an
area or even for decorative purposes. Hardscape walls around the perimeter
of an area can serve as railing while accomplishing the secondary benefit
of serving as a seating wall. This is especially useful around a custom
fire pit or outdoor fireplace.
Hardscape pillars are popular to accentuate an entrance to your outdoor
area. The pillars can be topped with built-in lighting or can be left
flat to switch out your adornment based on the time of year. Add a decorative
topiary in the spring, a rustic piece of pottery in the fall and a miniature
tree during holiday season.
Not just for patios…
Drive around some of Charlotte’s most beautiful areas such as South
Park, Myers Park, Carmel Country Club or Raintree and you’ll see
driveways and parking areas made of pavers. Paver patios, when built by
professionals, are tough enough to drive and park a car on and wow are
they beautiful! Have the look of a European parking space right in front
of your home. How about a gorgeous path leading visitors from one area
of your yard to another? The opportunities are literally endless.
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