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How to create the perfect patio or hardscape in your Columbus backyard

Archadeck of Columbus brings artistry and function to your new patio or hardscape. Any beautiful patio or hardscape begins with planning for the facets that will bring your outdoor space to life. These include paver or hardscape selections and planning on which furnishings you want to add to get the maximum outdoor living enjoyment.

Aerial view of patio with outdoor furniture and seating wall

When we meet with our customers during the planning stages of their new patio or outdoor room, we always inquire as to what type and size of furnishings they have in mind for their space. In some cases the furnishings have already been purchased specifically for the space. Furniture size and shape is a key factor in planning the size and shape of your patio.

Patio with wood covering

This above patio in Columbus, OH is designed with the newest outdoor furnishings trends in mind. Large, lofty furnishings that mimic the same comfort as pieces used in your home’s interior are really popular. We are also seeing contemporary stream lined design furnishings used in outdoor spaces. Stacked resin wicker with deep seating offers clean lines and completes the outdoor room effect for your patio.

It all begins with a complimentary design consultation, so give us a call today at (740) 265-3905 to get started.

Click here to view the Archadeck of Columbus patios and hardscapes photo gallery.

sketched plan for a patio by Archadeck

This sketch is an example of the details we pour into designing your perfect patio. Oftentimes, we place your outdoor furnishings to scale within your architectural rendering. This approach ensures your patio is spacious enough for the furniture and ample pull out room needed to facilitate proper traffic flow in your outdoor space.

Patio & pergola with outdoor furniture and plants

The patio and pergola combination outdoor living space above was designed with the size of the outdoor dining table and chairs in mind. The space is balanced and exudes harmony that delivers the feel and comfort of an outdoor room.

Flowers and trees outside a home

Flowers and trees along a walkway of a house

Archadeck of Columbus added a complete hardscape outdoor living environment to this London, OH, historic home and surrounding landscape. The design features stunning curved tiered steps lead from one area to the other in a dreamy way that tempers the hard lines and materials.

Archadeck of Columbus staff in matching blue shirts

Contact us today to design your one-of-a-kind patio or hardscape! We will create a space for you that delivers the epitome of outdoor living at its best.

Reach out to the Archadeck team today at (740) 265-3905.

Why Unilock?

Archadeck of Columbus has been serving Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area since 2001, building the finest patio designs and hardscapes on the market. Our custom patios include vertical hardscapes with outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, retaining walls, decorative pillars, and even hardscape stairs and steps. We have tremendous experience and expertise in designing and building Columbus’ best patios and hardscapes.

Patio with outdoor fire pit

Archadeck of Columbus is known for the artistry and function we pour into each of our patio and hardscape designs. In our region, pavers are the most popular choice for homeowners considering a new patio or hardscape. Unilock pavers, in particular, are a favorite because of their quality, beauty and variety of pavers they offer, and let’s not forget how they have the perfect paver to fit any project budget.

Unilock Patio

Endless design possibilities

Unilock’s versatile palette of colors, textures and European-inspired styles help to create your own custom outdoor living space. Archadeck of Columbus has used Unilock for a variety of hardscape features, from patio floors, borders and accents, outdoor fire features, outdoor kitchens and retaining/seating walls - the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Rendering of a patio with fire pit

Archadeck of Columbus design rendering featuring Unilock’s Ashwood and Beacon Hill pavers

Superior technology, unparalleled support and a virtually endless selection of design possibilities are some of the reasons Unilock is the choice for many of our Columbus patio and hardscape projects. Peruse our extensive patio and hardscapes image gallery for more examples of our designs featuring Unilock pavers.

Quality you can see and feel

Unilock Select pavers lead the industry with proprietary technologies, ensuring that your paver and wall projects will provide many years of enjoyment. With a variety of textures Unilock delivers pavers ranging from 2 to as much as 4 times the strength of concrete. This means you can mix and match products to create your own design while having the peace of mind that Unilock Select pavers will last a lifetime

Columbus homeowners are choosing…

Among discriminating Columbus homeowners our most popular Unilock paver is the Camelot Series, Camelot delivers a cobblestone look with a slight variation. Each paver in this multi-paver system is slightly rounder than your typical cobblestone-style paver. The result is something reminiscent of cobblestone of days gone by, but with a distinctive point of difference.

cobblestone bricks

Another favorite from Unilock is Beacon Hill Flagstone. Beacon Hill Flagstone has a very natural appearance and is ideal for almost any hardscape project you can imagine. Its soft blended colors and subtle surface design gives Beacon Hill Flagstone a relaxed historic look and feel. This paver is available in three sizes to help add a random appearance into your custom hardscape project.

Flagstone Patio

The Westerville, OH, patio and fire pit above was built using Unilock Beacon Hill flagstone pavers with a charcoal Holland stone border giving life to the true rustic nature. The hardscape includes two distinct outdoor living areas including the seating area and the versatile outdoor living area anchored with the custom built fire pit. The deep neutral tones of the hardscape create a rustic elegance for this space.

Soldier or sailor?

One of the most frequent questions we receive here at Archadeck of Columbus is what is the difference between a soldier course and sailor course edge present in many of our hardscape designs? We thought this would be a great opportunity to answer this question correctly:

  • A soldier course is one in which pavers or brick are laid standing on end with the narrow edge facing out. This type of course is sometimes used for decorative effects .
  • A sailor course is similar to the soldier course but with the wide edge facing out. It is used for decorative effects (vertical, long, wide). The width of a masonry structure can be measured by stretchers and joints. The height of a masonry structure can be measured by courses and joints.

This project in Columbus won a prestigous award for Excellence in Hardscapes and Patios in a 2015 competition that included companies from across the U.S. and Canada.

Design Award Logo and award winning patio

Porch and multi-level patio

The multi- level patio was built using Unilock Brussels pavers. The design includes multiple decorative planting circles creating visual interest, defining different spaces and giving the owners a living creative outlet.

Unilock Patio

Seating walls provide a casual place to relax and help keep landscaping in place. Gravel beds look decorative, but serve the added function of handling drainage.

The fire pit has a gas starter and can burn either gas or wood. The built-in grill is right outside the kitchen door and is convenient to inside or out making food transfer quick and simple.
You can read more about this award-winning project in our story All of the “elements” of an award-winning design… featured on our blog.

Patio with pergola

This custom outdoor living combination space in New Albany includes a spacious deck and patio, outdoor fire feature, pergola and retaining wall. The project was designed and built using various Unilock hardscapes.

Unilock Patio

New Albany OH-Unilock Patio Builder

The patio was built using Unilock Beacon Hill pavers in Sierra with a Holland Stone soldier course border in Charcoal.

Patio with fire pit

Patio with pergola

The fire pit and seating/retaining wall were built using Unilock Brussels Dimensional pavers with a ledgestone cap and accent banding within the seating wall to unify the color used along the patio’s edge and for added visual interest.

Contact Archadeck of Columbus to learn more about creating a breathtaking hardscape outdoor masterpiece for yourself. You can reach us at Call (740) 265-3905, or email us at

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