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Four Things to Consider When Planning Your Chicagoland Patio Project

Are you thinking about a patio in your backyard for your ultimate stay-cation? Have you been dreaming about a place to enjoy your glass of wine while watching the sunset?

An Archadeck patio makes a great outdoor space to enjoy for dining, entertaining, and relaxing. When researching patio projects, you may come across different options as far as design and materials. How will you know which options are right for you? The following four factors are important considerations when planning your patio project.

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Custom Chicagoland patio design by Archadeck of Chicagoland

1. Space and Function

Understanding how you plan to use your space will help determine how much space you will need for your Chicagoland patio project. Are you planning to use your patio for dining or entertaining large groups? Or are you in need of a small, intimate area to lounge while reading or sunbathing? What you plan to do while using the space will determine how large of a design you will need.

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Multi-level Chicagoland paver patio by Archadeck of Chicagoland

2. Backyard Layout

How your backyard is currently laid out and what is currently in your backyard will affect your patio design. Would a raised patio with a retaining wall be beneficial to your sloped backyard? Do you have an existing sunroom or deck that you want to have integrated with your new patio? Assessing your backyard’s layout and what’s currently there will help when planning your new space.

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Paver patio with deck by Archadeck of Chicagoland

3. Aesthetics

Do you like the feeling of separation from the rest of your yard with structures such as seat walls? Do you get excited about trendy curved, smooth shaped patios? Or do you prefer eye-catching symmetrical lines and crisp corners that square and rectangular patios offer? Looking at our numerous patio designs is a great place to start when gathering ideas and getting inspiration while planning your project.

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Mundelein paver patio design by Archadeck of Chicagoland

4. Materials and Investment

When searching online for patio ideas, you may come across material options such as concrete or pavers. How do you know which material choice is right for you? At Archadeck, we use pavers for all of our patio designs for the simple reason that concrete cracks. With Chicagoland’s extreme hot and cold temperatures, cracks in concrete are inevitable. With this in mind, expensive repairs are unavoidable for concrete patios. At Archadeck we want to ensure you have a high-quality patio that lasts for many years. A paver patio will have an upfront higher initial investment, however, will cost less in the long term with repair costs in comparison to concrete patios.

If you are interested in adding a new patio to your backyard, Archadeck of Chicagoland is ready to discuss your needs! Sign up for a free design consultation or call Archadeck of Chicagoland at (847) 250-4100 to speak with a design consultant and begin creating your new dream space.