A patio makes the perfect feature to accentuate your outdoor living space and is perfect for enjoying the beautiful weather here in Texas. If you’re thinking about building a patio on your property, there are three things you should consider when designing it. First, you should consider colors and durability when considering what material to use. Once you’ve settled on the material, you have a wide variety of patterns and styles to choose from to make it stand out. And if you want to continue enjoying your patio at night, you should enhance it by installing some outdoor lighting!


1. What material do you want your patio to be built of?

Concrete pavers installed for patio project in Flint, TX.

When building your patio, you want to look for something that is both durable and attractive. The material needs to last a long time, but it should also enhance the look of your property. That’s why you can’t go wrong with pavers or natural stones. Pavers are comprised of brick, concrete, and other materials. On top of being incredibly durable, pavers offer a lot of versatility when designing your patio. You have lots of options to choose from when it comes to color and design. They are also a cost-effective option because damaged or stained pavers can be replaced without the need to replace the entire patio.

Natural stones are also incredibly durable and can last many years with the proper care and attention. Natural stones also come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. You can choose from stones like Oklahoma flagstone, Arkansas latte flagstone, Colorado rosa flagstone, and more. They make a great choice if you want your patio to have a more natural look!


2. What pattern do you want to use for your patio?

Pattern of pavers for patio project in Tyler, TX.

When designing your patio, you can arrange the materials in a specific way or put them down randomly for a more natural look. If you decide you want to go with a pattern, then there are a handful of options to choose from that can really make your patio stand out, such as:

  • Herringbone - This pattern utilizes rectangular pieces to create a mesmerizing, staggered zig-zag pattern.
  • Basketweave - Instead of laying your pavers in a straight line, you alternate directions to create a pattern reminiscent of a woven basket.
  • Running bond - This is a structural pattern where each paver is placed offset by half of the paver above it so that every other row lines up.
  • Stacked bond - a stacked bond pattern is one where the stones are stacked on top of one another, resulting in a uniform and symmetrical design.

3. Do you want to use your patio at night?

Lighting installed for patio in Lindale, TX.

Don’t limit yourself to only using your patio in the daytime! You can further enhance it by installing some outdoor lighting, so you can continue enjoying the outdoors long after the sun has set. By utilizing a wide variety of lighting techniques, you can make your patio stand out against the dark of night and help your family and guests continue to see. That way, the conversations and good times don’t have to be moved indoors!

Use LED bulbs for your outdoor lighting because they’re more durable, more energy-efficient, and will last longer than incandescent bulbs!


Let us design your next patio! Call us to schedule our patio installation service.

If you’re looking for someone to design and build your next patio, then you’ve found the right people! At Salcido Lawn, we’ve been installing patios since 2003. We offer a variety of materials, styles, and features to choose from to make your patio uniquely yours. We service commercial, HOA, and residential properties in the Tyler, TX area, including nearby areas like Whitehouse and Flint. Give us a call today at (903) 502-0669 to schedule our patio installation service, and we can start designing and building your perfect patio!