Creating your dream patio

During this time of year, your garden space becomes the focal area for socialising and relaxing with family and friends.
As we spend more time outside, our thoughts often turn to improving and revitalise our outdoor spaces.

Some may be looking to make a more drastic change, to transform the entire space. Breathing new life to your garden landscape with a new patio is an opportunity to completely rethink its design and how you use it – to create a space that is truly yours. This can seem like a daunting task, but we’ve collated a list of three factors you should consider to find out what will work out best for you.

What look do you want to achieve?

Your patio is the centre of your outdoor living space, where you can enjoy and immerse yourself in your garden – so it’s a good idea to think about how you match these two spaces in terms of their overall style. A more contemporary garden design may suit a sleek porcelain tile or a beautiful dark slate. A more rustic, free-form garden would work best with traditional, charming cobblestones or a beautiful Indian sandstone, that adds warmth to the patio. Then there are the patterns and colours to consider. Of course, a knowledgeable specialist will help be able to help you weigh up and compare the different options available to you and guide you through the design process, to create a patio you will love.

How will you use the space?

The perfect patio is not only one that looks beautiful, but is also one that you can enjoy and relax in because it encapsulates your personality and the way you will use the space. Perhaps, your patio will become the place to be for parties and celebrations, or maybe it will be a place where you can escape to and enjoy the peace and serenity it provides. Consider where you’ll put your garden table, your barbecue or your new flowerbed.

What practicalities do you need to consider?

This is the fundamental consideration for any patio project. Whilst the aesthetic and design is important, the drainage requirements will be form the basis of any discussion of which products to choose for your patio, which will all depend on the situation of the property, including the slope and the soil type.

An experienced expert in the landscaping industry would be able to provide accurate, reliable advice on what is best for your project.

Our paving and landscaping specialists at KS Paving Ltd are dedicated to providing the best solutions to our clients through high quality workmanship and the use of market leading materials. We take pride in the standard of our work, as we strive to deliver a professional and personal service to all our clients. Our expert team operates in Reading, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, so get in touch with us today on 01189 696630 to arrange a free site survey and receive a written quotation.

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