When building a custom home in the Phoenix area, choosing the right patio surface is important for two reasons. First, Phoenicians love the outdoors. Whether enjoying a backyard barbeque or just admiring the view while cooling off indoors, having a beautiful patio is an essential component when building a custom home.
Second, the desert climate must be taken into consideration to ensure that your outdoor spaces are functional, beautiful, and long-lasting. Luckily, there are a wide range of choices, and many of the materials are made locally.
Travertine pavers are an extremely popular option due to their beauty and durability. Travertine is a natural stone that blends well with any design theme and adds elegance to outdoor spaces. These pavers are also difficult to break; they can hold up to 8,000 pounds per square inch. Travertine is a good choice around pools because it doesn’t get as hot as other materials due to its porous quality.
Flagstone pavers are an excellent option for a courtyard or covered patio, especially if you are looking to create a unique look that can be easily combined with different design styles. You can find flagstone that comes in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, so the design possibilities are virtually endless.
Concrete patios are popular because they last a long time with minimal maintenance. Don’t think of a concrete patio as being a dull gray surface. A concrete patio can complement your outdoor design by using different colors, patterns, and textures. Concrete pavers allow for subtle geometric patterns in a courtyard, for instance, while concrete coatings such as Kool Deck have the advantage of significantly lowering the temperature of the concrete surface, which is particularly beneficial at poolside.
Quite often, the biggest portion of a landscaping budget is used for the hardscape of a home’s outdoor living areas. We suggest considering how your patio will be used, along with the patio styles you’re drawn to, before making final plans.
For more information on patio choices and building a custom home, contact us at Camelot Homes today.