Steps For Planning Your Patio Installation This Spring

Even though Long Island had a pretty mild winter this year, you may not have started to plan for your outdoor renovations yet. However, now is the perfect time to get started on planning to extend your outdoor living space to relax and entertain this Spring and into Summer. Here are some practical steps you can take to get started:

1. Envision your new outdoor space

The first step to designing your outdoor living space is to use your imagination and envision your backyard the way you would like it to be. Perhaps you can start by looking out the window to imagine what you’d like to see when you look at your outdoor space. Think of ways you would like to improve your view and what you want out of the space:  a new play area for your kids, an area to BBQ and entertain guests?  Dream big and create a backyard oasis!

2. Determine where you would like the new patio to be installed

While many patios tend to be right next to our homes and maybe connected by a paver walkway, they don’t necessarily need to be. If you have a spot away from the house with a nice mix of both shade and sun, we can easily create a new stand-alone patio in a secluded location where you can relax away from your neighbors while making smores around your firepit. However, if you plan on using your new paver patio mostly for barbeques and meals, then having it close to your house might make more sense.

Depending on the type of gatherings you plan on holding on your patio, you’ll need to ensure you are creating the perfect size. We recommend you take your existing patio furniture and place it in the general area you’re looking for.  This helps you to determine the amount of space the patio be without taking up too much of your backyard.

3. Don’t Forget to Plan for a Garden

While envisioning your new space, don’t forget to plan for planting around your patio.  This will ensure our new paver patio will blend in nicely with the rest of your backyard, creating a natural transition. Adding a garden can also help define the patio area giving your yard a more cohesive look and a personal touch!

SJM Tile & Masonry has been creating beautiful backyard patios on Long Island for over 27 years.  If you are looking for a well-respected and trusted contractor to make your outdoor space dreams a reality, contact Shawn today for a free consultation and get a head start on planning your new patio this season.

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