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 curved area encasing some delicate landscaping.
Horizontal Patio vs. Vertical Patio
When we think of patios, we envision a level surface for placing furniture,
tables and other outdoor furnishings and accessories. But 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.
Pavers Are 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!
Get 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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