Prior to buying a home, I never thought much about patio designs. My father used alternating brick to make a patio for my childhood home, but that was pretty boring to me at the time. Now that we have our own home, I’ve been thinking about what to do with the unfinished patio in our backyard. These patio design pictures have given me a little inspiration to work with (when we get the money).
Used as an entryway, this patio design is very similar to the one my father constructed. It’s simply different colored bricks set in an interlocking herringbone design. It’s hard to break, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s fairly inexpensive. The designer added a couple of steps and then a landing, so you get plenty of time to notice how nice the work is. (Courtesy of: Landscape Design Advice)
Here’s a great patio design idea for backyard pools. Build a concrete cornerstone patio at the level of the home’s exit and then drop it down a foot or two to allow for the pool. Guests can walk directly from the house to the pool without getting grass on their wet feet. Should we ever become fabulously wealthy, we might install an in-ground swimming pool. Until then, the sprinkler will have to do. (Courtesy of: Concrete Network)
Oooohhh….this is just gorgeous. And it’s so simple too. Just lay white stone brick in a circular shape and then edge it with a small garden. This we can probably do when the kids get a little older and we can trust them not to run through the plants. This patio design is begging for a sun dial. Can’t you see putting a stone sun dial in the middle of that circle? Oh, it’s just me? Okay. (Courtesy: Olde World Brick Pavers)
This design wins for sheer originality alone. How many people see wood circles and think “That’ll make a good patio!”? Very, very few, my friends. Whoever came up with this is a genius. To make this at home, lay out wood circles in various sizes and then use sand to fill up the gaps. The larger wood circles double as stepping stones, so they’d be great to use in a garden. (Courtesy: Dornob)
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