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Looking for a stone patio builder or paver patio builder near you?

You’ve come to the right place! Archadeck of Southwest GTA builds custom patios and hardscapes for homes throughout Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area. If you’ve been dreaming of transforming your backyard, a patio is one of the best places to start. Patios can serve a variety of purposes — from outdoor entertaining to cooking under the stars — and can be built to fit your property. Our designers will create a customized plan that incorporates all the elements you have in mind.

Call (877) 362-5802 to get your free in-home consultation!

Affordable, High-Quality Patios and Hardscapes

Archadeck Outdoor Living offers patio and hardscape design and installation that will bring your ideas to life. If you are considering adding a space, here are some ideas and considerations to help you get started.

How do you want to live outside?

With all the beautiful magazines and websites, such as Houzz, it’s easy to jump-start planning your new patio or hardscape by selecting some beautiful designs or amazing materials.

On top of this, we recommend that you ask yourself the very important question of how you want to live outside. Specifically, what do you plan on doing in your new space?

Your answer will help us create a custom patio or other hardscape that truly fits your needs.

How many months of the year will you use your new space?

Here in the GTA, this is an important question. With a short summer season, you will want to expand the amount of time throughout the year that you use your outdoor living space. You may want to consider integrating an outdoor fire feature into your space, as well.

Here are some thoughts.

Fire pit

patio with fire pit

There are a lot of great uses for a fire pit. Think of the kids, a bag of marshmallows, and some sticks picked up from around the yard. Then think about several dear friends, a few Adirondack chairs, and a crackling fire. Your fire pit is a source of both atmosphere and heat. The heat will be minimal, though, compared to a fireplace. With a fire pit, the heat radiates around but also dissipates quickly in the cooler air.

Archadeck of Southwest GTA can build a custom fire pit to match and fit within your particular space, such as into your paver or stone patio. We will use premium materials to match or complement your existing space.

Eating outside

As you can imagine, a space designed for an adorable cafe table and 2 beautiful chairs is a lot different than a space with a large 6-person table. Consider the different activities you could enjoy in each scenario.

With a space designed to accommodate a lovely cafe table and chairs, you will be able to enjoy your morning coffee while reading your paper. This space could also be the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet romantic evening, while also taking in the sights and sounds of the outdoors.

On the flip side, your vision of eating al fresco might include large family gatherings or regularly having guests over to enjoy an evening outdoors. Think about how many people you want to regularly and comfortably feed in your backyard. This is an important question because your hardscape will be designed differently if it is to accommodate a large table and chairs.

Relaxing outdoors

How about relaxing outside? Do you think your family might use the space to steal away with a good book or for a quiet afternoon nap? Or do you regularly plan on having a number of guests over? Maybe you want to picnic with your family right in your own backyard.

Similar to above, your space will have quite a different design if it is made to accommodate a couple of chairs with a small table for resting your book vs. a large seating area with seating for 6, 8, or more.

Custom patio

Your answer is probably both!

Most Archadeck customers are having a custom outdoor space built to suit how they want to live outdoors. And for most, this means having enough space for the average number of people who will come by to enjoy the yard, friendship, family time, or great conversation. A patio or other hardscape designed to accommodate both eating and seating doesn’t need to be huge.

Share your goals with your design consultant. They will help create a space that fits both your outdoor living goals and your budget.

Patio and pergola combination

Patio Cover Ideas

To extend the use of your patio, you probably want to consider some options to cover it from sun or precipitation. You should first assess what level of coverage you would like. More coverage equals more protection, but some people want their patio to feel more like an outdoor space. A few popular patio cover ideas include:

  • Porches - Whether open or screened, there are many ways we can customize a porch to work for your home.
  • Pergolas - A pergola is a more open structure that can provide some shade to your patio. Many people like to grow climbing plants on these structurers for added beauty and sun protection.

For a complimentary consultation, call a GTA hardscape and patio builder at (877) 362-5802 or email us today

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