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How to Use Stone Patio Kits to Create Outdoor Living Space

J&J Materials > Hardscape Projects > How to Use Stone Patio Kits to Create Outdoor Living Space

stone-patio-kitsOne of the most popular types of patio designs is the type created using patio pavers. Some of the reasons why they are so popular is because they are more reasonably priced than cement or other types of patio materials and because they come available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, textures, sizes and other options. Like with any other type of hardscaping project, you can choose to create a patio that is basic and simple or complex and unique.

One of the best ways to create a patio, especially if you are on a budget and don’t have a lot of experience working with patio pavers and other masonry materials, is to use stone patio kits. Most of these patio paving kits will allow even the most inexperienced homeowner create a great-looking patio in just a weekend. They are very easy to use and can be customized with the stone color and type of your choice through J&J Materials.

This article will talk about how homeowners and property owners in Bourne or the Cape Cod area of Southeastern Massachusetts can use patio block kits to create a beautiful outdoor living space that they can enjoy for many years to come. It will also show how these patio paving packs can be used to your advantage, providing you with a great patio foundation that can be built upon to create the outdoor kitchen, living or entertaining space of your dreams.

Patio Paving Kits: Choosing the One That’s Right for You
There are a lot of options available with regard to the color, size, shape, pattern, texture and style of patio block kits that you can use to create the foundation for your new outdoor living space. Whether your goal is to create a beautiful outdoor kitchen and dining area, a living space where you can gather with friends and family or an entertainment hotspot for celebrating holidays, special events, weekends or even a Tuesday night. The best place to start is with the pavers. The pavers that will be included in your patio paving packs will set the tone for the look and feel of the entire project.

At J&J Materials you get to choose pavers from the Rivenstone line from Nantucket pavers. Stone patio kits include all of the stones that you will need to create your brand new patio foundation. In fact, they are known in the industry as a “patio on a pallet” because everything you need can be delivered to your home on a pallet for easy installation. The choice in color and style will also be affected by the pattern that you have chosen to use for your patio paving kits. Here are some tips that can help you make a smart choice:

  • COLOR – The best way to choose a color for your patio paving packs is to pick a color that will coordinate well with your home. In most cases, stone patio kits are installed up against or very near to the house. What you can do is to bring some sample pavers home from J&J Materials so you can look at the colors next to the color and architecture of your home to see what works best. Maybe even use contrasting or complementary color combinations to create an even more dynamic pattern.
  • SHAPE – The shapes of the pavers that are in your patio block kits will also affect the way that your brand new patio for your outdoor living space looks in your backyard. The geometric shape should blend well with any other patterns used in your home. Squares, rectangles, circles, hexagons, triangles and other shapes should be chosen carefully. For a classic look, stick with patio paving kits that stick with square and rectangular shaped pavers.
  • STYLE – While many patio paving kits are limited to a single type of paver, at J&J Materials you have your choice of blue Rivenstone pavers and blue or tan Variegated Rivenstone pavers. The options available will go with most home colors, styles and themes for homeowners in Bourne and the surrounding South Coast area. However, if a more custom style is needed, speak with a sales representative about creating custom stone patio kits that use materials by other suppliers to create unique 10×10 and 12×12 patio patterns.

How to Customize Your New Patio Paving Packs
While most of the patio paving packs available have options available for patterns and colors to choose from, there are other things that you can do to further customize the look and feel of your finished outdoor living space patio. One way to achieve this is by adding borders or other hardscaping accents in conjunction with the standard pattern and format of the patio block kits available through J&J Materials.

A border that is created alongside of a patio is known in the industry as a “soldier course.” It can be used to help frame the patio, sort of like a picture frame. These borders are available in aluminum, steel, plastic and stone materials. The type you choose will be dependent on the type of patio block kits you are using, the amount of space that you have and, of course, your budget.

Another option is to add a matching retaining wall or seat wall around your new patio paving packs to create a more separate look and feel, as well as a functional aspect, to your patio. This will work with square, rectangular and circular patios. You could also add a pergola over top, set up a water feature to the side or in the corner, plant a tree or add a line of hedges around one side of the patio – the options and ideas are truly endless.

Where to Get Patio Paving Kits in Bourne
The best place to purchase quality stone patio kits in the South Coast area is to visit J&J Materials. With two locations in Southeastern Massachusetts, one in Bourne and the other in Seekonk, and a delivery range that spans all of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, J&J Materials makes it easy to get beautiful patio block kits, landscaping, hardscaping and masonry materials delivered to your home or commercial property. To find out more about our materials, accessories, products and delivery services, visit one of our locations, give us a call or contact our staff via this website.

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