A brick or natural stone patio is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space. Make sure you consider the pros and cons of natural stone and brick patios to determine which material will work best for your needs. The variety of materials that can be used to make a patio are plentiful and can be customized to your specific wants and needs. You can use brick or stone on your patio in an endless number of designs and patterns.
Brick can be less expensive than natural stone. Bricks are easily made, where natural stone must be mined and cut. The cost can be double or more for natural stone. A brick paver patio will be a rough surface, but natural stone is smooth. If you plan on having a patio where you will have a lot of accessories, you will want to consider the best option for its use.
Brick can be formed in very ornate patterns, and you can use different colors of bricks to make a mosaic pattern. Although natural stone can be made into several patterns, they are mostly a classic design that does not have a lot of flair. If you want your Burlington paver patio to be the focal point with an ornate pattern, brick will offer more options.
Most people believe that a paver patio should be placed right off the back of a house. While this works in some cases, there are a number of other things to consider when determining the proper placement for a new patio.
Patio Placement Considerations:
- The main purpose of the patio
- Location of patio to the home
- Available space is your yard
- Sun and shade during all hours of the day
- Views and landscaping surrounding the patio
The most important thing to consider when locating a patio is function. Your patio should be placed in the yard to utilize what you want to use it for. For example, if you would like to use your patio for sunbathing, then you should select the sunniest spot in your yard.
Placing multiple patios in your landscaping can create multiple destinations in your yard. From a circular fire pit area to a large entertaining space the options are endless.
Contact Koch Kuts for your free paver patio estimate in Burlington, Wi and surrounding areas.