Maximize your outdoor living space with a stylish and functional patio. Personalizing your patio space is a great way to beautify your home and create your own outdoor oasis.
When searching for patio products online, make sure to have a Home Building Centre or Home Hardware Building Centre selected as your preferred store.
Plan Your Perfect Patio SizeConsider how you want to use your outdoor space when you plan your backyard patio design. How much space do you have? Do you like to entertain friends and family, stretch out and sunbathe or frequently barbecue mouth-watering meals?
If you love cooking, give some thought to where to place the patio deck in location to the kitchen for easy serving and clean-up. Dining outside? Make sure your patio offers enough space for you to fit a dining table and lounge area. Consider where the best sun exposure is for tanning¬ or shade for staying cool.
Also make sure to:
- Give some thought to the location of plumbing, septic and electrical lines
Check local building codes or homeowners association regulations for any restrictions or requirements. Determine if any permits are required
Pick Your Preferred Patio StonesOnce you have a plan in place, consider the type of patio pavers you want to use. They come in different shapes, textures, sizes and colours. Materials can mimic many different looks such as stone, brick, cobblestone, tile and more.
TIP: When buying pavers, make sure to account for cuts and waste. It’s a good idea to buy about 5% more than your calculations require.