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Latest Trends in Concrete Pavers

Outdoor landscaping continues to evolve, and nothing beats outdoor living when the weather is right, but high maintenance materials, like wood, are decreasing in popularity. Many homeowners today are moving towards time efficiency and sustainability materials like concrete pavers.

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In today’s fully functional backyard, concrete pavers are becoming the increasingly popular alternative to a number of natural building materials. Not only do they offer convenience, variety, durability, and beauty, they are practically maintenance free. This reduced amount of upkeep is a defining factor for today’s fast paced society where time to enjoy the backyard is paramount instead of continuous care.

Modern Patio Trends

As patio trends continue to change, there is a distinctive movement toward creatively clustered patio sections and strategically placed pavers placed within these areas. Whether the design has as a built-in outdoor kitchen, gas fireplace and lounger area, waterfall, path leading to gardens or formal dining arrangement, concrete pavers add to the attractiveness of your location. They are not only used to beautify your outdoor environment, but they are adaptable to your personal style and creativity.

When you decide to initiate an outdoor patio project, it’s a good idea to collect as much information as possible before diving into a landscape plan. By being informed and gaining knowledge about patio trends or the tried-and-true fundamentals, you will be able to make informed choices and get the best value for your money.

According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) – a home with a professionally designed landscape will command 15-20% more when the property is sold.

Concrete Paver Types & Textures

Concrete pavers come in a wide range of stain-resistant concrete materials that can be paired with your current landscape for an exquisite visual property and minimal maintenance requirements. The pavers require little human input because they are able to withstand the change of climate during the different seasons. They are offered in many different styles and looks such as:

  • Classic
  • Modern
  • Traditional
  • Sophisticated
  • Clean
  • Patterned
  • Colorful

And, you’ll find a variety of different textures such as:

  • Basic
  • Smooth
  • Rough
  • Grooved
  • Intricate

Although pavers come in many different sizes, the bigger your area, the bigger the pavers that should be used. Stones sizes such as 8×16-inch or a 16×24 inch on a larger-sized patio (approx. 500 feet or more) will look more naturally appealing and proportionate.

4 Main Patio Designs

Antique Patio Theme – This choice incorporates sophistication with a worn-in-time look.

Classic Patio Style – This style theme is dominant in the market. Usually a smooth surface, it sometimes resembles brick or tile.

Contemporary Patio Look – This look has an ultra-modern look more often seen in Europe and some progressive urban areas of the United States.

Natural Patio Style – This patio looks as if real blocks of stone have been cut to form the surface. Often it’s a dark, textured tone.

Your Dream Patio

Whichever style, theme or texture you decide upon; concrete pavers are definitely the latest trend in residential landscape that are beautiful and maintenance free. They will both add to your curb appeal and increase the value to your home.  If you live in the Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford and Halton area, contact Green Collar Landscaping today!

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