Patio Ideas - Blending Paver Patio with Stamped Concrete
We had the great opportunity to design this beautiful paver patio addition a few years back. Awesome house, incredible pool, lanai, putting green...What else do you need?
The customer loved to entertain and wanted more space to incorporate their patio ideas of a pergola, more areas for outdoor dining, a larger area for lounge chairs and later, an outdoor fireplace. And all these patio ideas had to blend with the existing pool, stamped concrete patio and boulders behind the pool.
Next, steps gradually introduced a 24" tall raised patio into the lower existing stamped concrete. Wanting to soften the right angles of the pool and existing pool patio, we curved the retaining wall into the upper patio and created two radial steps down to a lower tiered paver patio. This gave us a dining area, which later became the fireplace area, and the gradual transition from upper raised patio to pool patio.
Having to work with an existing stamped concrete patio, we had two choices, either to blend or contrast with our choice of pavers. We chose to blend with Reading Rock's Coldstream paver that features a tumbled, textured surface that matched the existing stamped concrete patio.
The upper paver patio was large, expansive and was a great place to pull from the customer's list of patio ideas and incorporate a pergola. This allowed us to break up this large pavered area with some vertical dimension. We chose 4" thick cedar to give the pergola a more rustic and massive appeal. Fiberglass columns were slid over the pergola post to pull architecture from the home into the outdoor living space.
Later, the homeowner wanted to alter one the outdoor patio areas and include a more popular patio idea, an outdoor fireplace. To meet the customers budget, but use real working outdoor fireplace, we chose the Bedford fireplace kit from Reading Rock. Working with segmental pavers and wall block made this task easy and seamless.
Once the paver patio was completed, the homeowner took over and had a ton of fun decorating this outdoor living space with lots of colorful outdoor furniture and floral displays.
- Reading Rock Coldstream Pavers, Riverbank.
- Allan Block Europa Patterned Retaining Wall, Stonecreek.
- Allan Block Europa Steps, Stonecreek.
- Cedar Pergola
- Allan Block Old Country Courtyard Seating Wal, Stonecreek.
- Bedford Fireplace Sr. Kit, Buff/Pewter.
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- Steve Combs