The current trend among homeowners is to create outdoor living areas with the appearance of an indoor space. These outdoor rooms rival traditional living and dining rooms and can include fireplaces, televisions, chandeliers, upholstered furniture, and floors. It is the floors, however, that defines the space and set it aside from the rest of your backyard. For creating these outdoor floors, the popular choice is pavers. Pavers are durable and versatile, making them the perfect material to set the foundation for your outdoor living space.
Pavers are easy to install and, once in place, they totally transform your outdoor space. Today’s pavers are available in a wide variety of colors, styles, shapes, and textures so homeowners can inject their own personality into their home’s outdoor spaces. Utilizing pavers, it is possible to create the look of a rustic cabin, a Spanish mission or an English garden. Your imagination is the limit.
Pavers can also be used to unite your outdoor living spaces with your home’s interior. Pavers and paver steps can bridge the area between your indoor and outdoor spaces. Choosing similar styles and color schemes with your interior flooring will also help to create a cohesive look between the inside and outside.
It is also possible to use pavers for indoor use. The warm texture and color choices make them ideal for garages, mudrooms, and thin pavers can even be used in kitchens and other areas of the house. Using the same material for both indoor and outdoor design is one of the best ways to link together these two areas of your home and create a cohesive atmosphere.
You can also use pavers to link various parts of your backyard together for a smooth and consistent look. For example, you can install a paver walkway to lead guests from your outdoor living room to the pool area or to an outdoor cooking/barbecuing area. Using the same pavers and the same layout design, you will be connecting all the parts of your home’s exterior together.
Looking for help? Contact Botanical Concepts Chicago for a design consultation.