Picking the right surface and materials for your backyard patio

Picking the right surface and materials for your backyard patio

Picking the right surface and materials for your backyard patio

Building Blocks for a Perfect Patio

The experts at This Old House give pointers on picking the right surface to suit your patio’s function, its surroundings, and your budget

From This Old House

Choosing which material with which to pave an outdoor living space can be a daunting task.  Aesthetics are certainly paramount, but with the natural and sometimes luxurious look comes a commensurate cost, which can bust one’s budget.  Finding the right mix of good looks, utilitarianism, longevity and maintenance level is the subject of this thorough and informative post from This Old House.  From concrete, to pavers, to stone, to gravel, all of ones hardscape options are examined, including presenting budget pricing.  This is a perfect guide with which to start planning the perfect patio!

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