A natural stone patio gives a timeless look to any landscape feature, as it provides a charming visual point of interest to the surrounding plants and garden. One of the first choices you need to make when planning a new patio or walkway is where to situate it. In the Seattle area, we have a considerable amount of rain and moisture. A natural stone patio will hold up quite well in this environment with little or no maintenance by choosing a bright spot to place your patio. Placing any patio or walkway in a deeply shaded area will require extra time and care. One of the very best ways to get the most use and enjoyment out of a beautiful stone patio is to partially enclose it. This is a very popular way of building a stone patio. Other ways of enhancing natural stone patios are by exhibiting a collection of beautiful large potted shrubs around it. To get the most out of your new patio think about aligning it just off your kitchen and be generous with its size. A beautiful stone patio that stretches from your kitchen, past the family room can change the way in which you view and use your home. All while inflating the value of your home.
When you are planning and designing your new patio, take time to plan and think about just how you'd like to use this new found living space. Think about what type of activities you would enjoy. Is this a place that you would like to set a comfortable chair while taking a break from gardening? Or a secluded spot in the back of the garden, sitting on a beautiful stone bench as you can catch the warmth of the morning sun coming up. Do you like to entertain outdoors? A stone patio is a great place to entertain friends and family, where you can sit around an outdoor fireplace and enjoy the evening air. A natural stone patio is also a greener alternative to many other materials. Think about the wood and chemical products that it takes to build and maintain wood decks. Crude stone is a safe chemical free surface to let your kids and pets play on. The most inviting patios will have some type of furniture to provide a serene place to sit, while you admire the nearby plants, water features or outdoor fireplace. This can be an extraordinary place to curl up with a good book and spend the afternoon.
When we think about a beautiful stone patio, remember it's a wondrous place to enjoy a meal. Some of the most impressive restaurants in the world offer outdoor dining. Why is it that food tastes better when we dine outdoors? Perhaps it has something to do with the fresh air, or memories of good times that we shared with family and good friends. Whatever the reason, the popularity of outdoor dining is undeniable. It's one of the most compelling reasons to add a beautiful stone masonry patio to your home. A water feature with or a specimen plant, bathed in a soft spotlight can also establish an atmosphere of pleasure. Lighting can make a substantial difference in your outdoor dining experience, especially where steps are involved. When lighting your patio choose subdued light to enhance the atmosphere, rather than harsh and bright floodlights. Hanging soft lights from lanterns along a stone path that leads to the patio can also delight your senses. We always provide the best masonry service for the best price. Call today for your free estimate.