Adding a patio to your backyard is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a way to make your backyard a cool spot to unwind by yourself or with your friends and family. It creates an open and safe space for you to place a patio set of a table and chairs— and even a fire pit— to set up the ultimate hang-out spot.

 

There are lots of different options to choose from when deciding what kind of patio you would like installed. Here are a few different types of patios to consider when sprucing up your backyard living space:

 

Paver Patios

 

We love paver patios because of how relatively low maintenance they are when compared to other patio materials. They don’t take much time to set, unlike other concretes, so you won’t be causing any damage if you happen to walk across them shortly after installation. Additionally, they aren’t all that prone to weather-related damage— you won’t find much cracking and contracting in the winter months.

 

Brick Patios

 

Brick patios are an absolute classic in the realm of backyard landscaping. They are traditionally red, but you do have a choice of other brick colors, such as black, brown, tan, gray, cream, or even pink.

 

Flagstone Patios

 

Flagstone patio installation differs from the previous two in that the stones are installed irregularly— in the form of large, individually unique slabs of stone. This creates a charming, one-of-a-kind effect for your patio— so if you’re looking for something that isn’t standard, you might want to consider a flagstone patio.