With Spring around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about those home improvement projects. Beyond landscaping needs, one of the biggest projects that homeowners take on is laying new patios and walkways. From bluestone patios to brick walkways, the possibilities are endless.
Sometimes they’re so endless that it can be an overwhelming process. From choosing the right material for your needs to creating a design that matches the overall aesthetic of your home, knowing where to begin can be stressful! Lucky you for, our team at Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry is here to help. In this article, we’ll cover a few of the most common subjects to consider when patio and walkway planning.
Choosing the right material
Although you may have a love for granite, it may not be the best choice for the walkway leading visitors to your front door or the wet surface area around your pool. Knowing your material, the strengths and weaknesses is imperative to choosing the best solution for your needs. Considering elements such as where you are building, and the quantity of foot-traffic will help to eliminate some of the material choices.
Bluestone is an excellent choice for patio areas for several different reasons. This natural stone provides homeowners with a durable solution that can withstand the chemicals or salts in your pool water, as well as create the unique look and feel that you’re hoping to achieve.
Consider the location
If you’re designing a bluestone patio for an area off of your home, you’ll want to take a closer look at the overall layout of the property. Most likely, you’ll want access directly from the kitchen or deck. However, you may be looking to create a backyard escape with a little oasis of its own. No matter what the situation is, you’ll want to walk around your property to determine the advantages and disadvantages to areas under consideration.
For example, will the patio restrict access to needed elements of the house? How close are the neighbors? Is there enough room to create the overall look that I’m envisioning? And, so on.
Work with the natural elements around you
Once the optimal material has been selected, it’s time to move on to the fun part; the patio design. When investing in bluestone patios, most homeowners envision a solution of elegance that is unique yet functional. Because bluestone is a natural paver, it works with the natural elements already in place in your landscaping. Allowing the patio to flow with the home, pool design, and property line will create a welcoming tone for you and your guests. By adding elements such as planters and lighting, you can further enhance the overall look.
If you’re exploring bluestone patios, it’s time to give Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry a call. Experts in hardscaping, our team will work closely with you to create an outdoor space that exceeds your expectations. Contact us today at (781) 304-8900.