Elevate Your Outdoor Living Experience With a Custom Paver Patio

Spring has sprung, and Midwesterners everywhere are excited to get back to the business of enjoying the great outdoors! Do you have an old deck or concrete patio you’d like to replace? Or maybe you don’t have either, but you’ve been dreaming for years about creating an aesthetic and functional outdoor living space. A paver patio could be the perfect choice for you. Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits a paver patio offers!

Paver patios are highly customizable. 

There’s arguably nothing more fun to design than a paver patio. Do you want to use all the same colors, or do you envision a mosaic look? Do you want to incorporate an assortment of shapes or keep them uniform? Do you want a patio with square corners, or would you prefer a round or wavy design?

In addition, ask yourself these questions: 

  • How do you see your patio functioning? 
  • How many people do you want to be able to accommodate? 
  • Do you prefer your patio up against your home or set back in your yard? 

When you work with pavers, you can design your patio exactly the way you want it!

Paver patios are weather-resistant. 

Unlike its counterpart—the concrete slab patio—paver patios are incredibly durable and not prone to cracking. In fact, paver patios are 3-4 times stronger than concrete slabs! This durability is a huge benefit for homeowners who live in regions with extreme temperature swings. When the ground freezes, heaves, thaws and settles, the joints between the pavers allow for necessary movement without causing damage. 

Paver patios are low-maintenance. 

When your landscaping contractor installs your paver patio, they can seal it with a protective sealant. This sealant helps preserve the color of your patio by protecting it from fading. It can also help harden any sand in the joints so it doesn’t loosen and cause the pavers to move and shift. Also, because of their porous nature, sealant protects pavers from absorbing grease, oil, or anything else that could cause staining.

Pavers are also quick and easy to repair. Although they’re incredibly strong, they’re not indestructible. Keep a handful of extra pavers on hand in case one cracks or chips and you want to replace it. 

Paver patios are an affordable choice.

There are a variety of natural stone materials you can use to create your dream patio but expect a higher price tag. For homeowners on a tight budget, paver patios are an elegant, easy, and exciting option!

Paver patios are easy to landscape around. 

Because of the highly customizable nature of pavers, you can design your patio in any shape you want and landscape around it. It’s easy to plant flowers, greenery, and shrubs right alongside your patio for a seamless and blended look. 

Paver patios easily accommodate bonus features. 

A paver patio is always stunning, even if you keep it simple. However, if your budget allows, adding bonus features like a fountain, fire pit, cooking amenities, or an outdoor kitchen will really liven up your space. These bonus features facilitate entertaining and make it more fun! Just be sure to communicate this vision with your landscape designer from the beginning so they can determine the best plan of attack for your patio project.

Paver patios increase the resale value of your home. 

Even if you’re not planning to sell in the foreseeable future, anytime you improve your home, it’s wise to consider what kind of a return you stand to gain. If, down the road, you want to take out an equity line against your home for repairs or updates, or you eventually decide to sell, a paver patio will launch you financially and open up your options. 

If you’ve been dreaming about a paver patio, make 2024 the year! McDonough Landscaping has the design and installation experience to help you do it right. Give us a call at 651.755.7901, or contact us here to discuss your ideas!

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