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Your outdoor space is your canvas in creating a custom patio that is as unique and stylish as you want it to be. Whether you want to use concrete, pavers, or another material for your patio, you’ll have a plethora of design options to choose from! We can help transform your ground area or basement into patio enclosures and seamlessly extend your living space.
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The best thing you can do for yourself before starting the Patio Build process is to do a little bit of research. After all, the patio is something you will live with every day! So it is important to know what types of materials, styles, and accessories you might want in your finished deck or patio. Even if you just have a general idea – that is fine! We can help you flesh out your ideas. It is important that you are fully satisfied with the patio that the National Deck Builders build for you.
Types of Patios We Can Build For You
Patios are an important part of a house, and it goes without saying there are quite a few choices you’ll have to make when you decide to have one built. The first choice is usually the material. Read below for the main materials we offer and some pros and cons of each. Even if a material isn’t listed here, feel free to ask us about it.
This is considered the most popular patio material due to its versatility and durability. Concrete patios have a wide range of decorative finishes and unlimited design options, so you can choose to have it stamped, stained, or engraved. No matter your preferred style, concrete can take on any looks, patterns, and surfaces. Concrete is also known as a cost-effective option since this material is extremely affordable and highly durable. Concrete patios have low maintenance requirements, so homeowners don’t need to worry about costly repairs.
Whether you want a straight or an offset pattern for your new patio, bricks have distinct styles and beauty. The traditional red bricks are the most common color, but there are also other options like pink, gray, brown, and multi-colored bricks. Since most bricks are composed of clay soil, the brick color looks natural and doesn’t fade easily.
Known for their low maintenance qualities, brick patios can withstand varying weather conditions. If any damages occur, installing and replacing bricks can be done without any hassle. When properly taken care of, the brick patio will maintain its pristine condition and appearance for many years to come.
This material is perfect especially for highly customized patios. Pavers come in an endless option for shapes, color, sizes, and textures, so it can complement whatever design and style you want for your project. With this kind of material, you can create an outdoor space that looks like a limestone, slate, or flagstone patio without spending a fortune.
It will not just increase the curb appeal of your home and landscape but also make it possible for you to enjoy the patio you have envisioned. Pavers don’t easily crack and fade and can last a lifetime – durable enough to outlast other patio materials.
When it comes to patio materials, natural is deemed as the “real deal” due to its uniqueness, functionality, and versatility. This material can blend in the natural feel of your landscape or even the style of your home’s architecture.
While it is the most expensive patio material available, it is also the most luxurious and unique option that cannot be replicated with concrete. You can choose from various options like flagstone, slate, bluestone, and terrazzo.
Optional Patio Build Features
Before you start your project, you first need to know the decking options available on the market. Decking materials vary in appearance, durability, maintenance requirements, and price. Here’s a brief guide to help you weigh the pros and cons of each type:
Adding a patio cover or pergola will not just provide you shade and comfort but also boost your home’s value. This amazing element bridges the gap between your interior and exterior areas, which makes your outdoor living space a fully integrated part of your home. Having a cover installed makes your patio accessible under any weather conditions.
Outdoor Fireplaces/ Fire Pits
If you want to create a rustic feature and relaxed atmosphere at home, an outdoor fireplace is a way to go! Served as a natural gathering space and great accent piece, your outdoor fire pit will surely catch everyone’s attention and make get-togethers extra special!
With an outdoor kitchen, you can now get outside, enjoy nature, and make outdoor cooking a lot easier and convenient. This feature is perfect for big parties, grill nights, and dining alfresco, where you’ll have the option to prep, cook, and serve your dishes – all in the same place!
Decorative/ Seating Walls
Designed to be functional, seating walls can be an excellent addition to your outdoor living space. For added beauty and dimension to your patio, retaining and freestanding walls can be transformed into built-in seating. By designing and installing seating walls, you can now expand your patio’s seating capacity without the need for more chairs, couches, and furniture.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Working with Baltimore Patio Designers
Are you interested in adding a patio in your backyard? If you find yourself feeling lost in the process, knowing the right questions to ask will help get the ball rolling. To achieve a successful patio project, start by asking yourself these questions.
#1: How Big Do You Want Your Patio?
One of the most crucial aspects of your project, the size of your patio depends on how much space you have, how big your project is, and how you plan to use your patio. You should also consider the maximum seating capacity, outdoor furniture, and other features you will include in your patio. The more features you add, the bigger the patio will be.
#2: What Style of Patio Do You Like?
If you are still unsure about what your patio will look like, you can look for design ideas from websites. Search for patio designers near you, browse through their creative portfolio, and get inspiration for your outdoor space.
Always do your research before setting an appointment with a patio designer. You can view their gallery of previous work for real-life examples of stunning patios. Take note of the style, features, materials, and stone options you like. After knowing your preferred patio style, you are now one step closer to creating the perfect outdoor retreat!
#3: What is Your Budget?
For any kind of home improvement project, cost and budget are always a great concern. If this is your first time having a patio built, it is fine that you don’t know how much the budget will be. This is where patio designers come in. We will give you ballpark figures so that you will have an idea of how much it will cost to build the patio and how much you are willing to spend on different finishes and materials.
#4: What Materials and Finishes Do You Prefer?
Since there are various patio styles, materials, and finishes, it can be difficult to determine which one is the most suitable for your project. If you’ve hired a patio designer, they can help make the right decision. Utilize their design expertise and creativity to identify what types of materials will match your style, aesthetics, and budget.
#5: Will Your Patio be Covered or Have Any Other Accessories?
Whether you want to add a fireplace or a pergola, your patio’s features depend on your unique style. Through add-ons and accessories, you can add your special touch and an extra “oomph” to your relaxing outdoor space.
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Contact National Deck Builders Baltimore if you’re considering decks or other remodeling projects. We’ll transform your outdoor living space into a lavish and inviting dreamscape! Call us (410-498-5498) today! We are excited to bring your deck or patio dreams to life!