3 Things To Consider When Adding A New Patio

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3 Things To Consider When Adding A New Patio

17 March 2020
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For many homeowners, outdoor living spaces are becoming more important. Not only will adding an outdoor living space add value to your home, but it will also lead to hours of outdoor fun and entertainment. A new patio will allow you to enjoy the outside in comfort. A patio is also a great spot to grill and relax. If you are thinking about adding a patio to your home, there are a few things that you need to consider before starting.

Paving Material

When it comes to patio paving, there are more options to choose from than you may realize. Different types of paving materials can be used to create the patio of your dreams. The type of paving material you use will depend on your wants, needs, budget, and also the local climate. Options such as brick, concrete, pavers, and natural stone are popular with homeowners. Simple concrete slabs are typically the most affordable, but a good rule of thumb is the more intricate the design, the more expensive the patio will be.

Your Budget

Setting a budget when it comes to your new patio is critical. Costs for a patio can range from as little as $800 to upwards of $4,000. While concrete patio paving is often the most economical option, stamped concrete can be far more expensive than a basic concrete slab. Brick and concrete pavers are mid-range options that offer many benefits. When a paver breaks, it can be easily replaced. Natural stone pavers, while beautiful, tend to come at a premium price. Natural stone is often the priciest option for a new patio.

Installation Costs

While many decide to tackle a new patio as a do-it-yourself project, it's a project that you may want to leave to the professionals. Installing a patio yourself can be very time-consuming. It's also essential to have a good and level foundation in place before you start the installation. Depending on the type of patio, you will also need to account for drainage as well. Hiring a professional is the best way to make sure that your new patio is installed correctly. Installation costs will range between $10 and $20 per square foot on average. 

If you are thinking about adding a patio to your property, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, there are many options to choose from when it comes to style and materials. Second, you need to think about your budget. A new patio can cost as little as a few hundred dollars to as much as a few thousand dollars. Installation costs are another thing to consider. While you can install a patio yourself, you're likely to have a better outcome with a professional.

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