You have found a patio building contractor who brings the experience of an established home improvement firm to the creation of your outdoor living space. It means we take your project from plan to perfection.
- Pouring concrete
- Flagstone or pavers
- Outdoor electrical lighting
- Outdoor kitchens
- Installation of sliding glass doors into your home
- Matching current exterior paint
Choosing a full-service contractor for patio building puts all of the necessary trades under our quality control.
Patio building is best done by construction specialists, not handymen. Even the most uncomplicated design demands the planning and the craftsmen we provide, because we are an experienced, established builder.
Let’s talk first about the size you imagine. When is the last time you heard someone complain about their patio being too big? Too many homeowners realize after patio building is finished that it is not big enough. A patio designed for entertaining can be 400 to 500 square feet. Too often, you see space so cramped the grill has to sit on the grass because there’s no room, or guests have to sit very close. A crowded patio can be avoided.
PATIO BUILDING TIP: To have right-sized outdoor living space, pick out the furniture you want. Measure it. Mark the measurements on the grass or dirt in the arrangement you imagine. Add a foot and a half to three feet between furnishings and the house, and add those dimensions to the edges too.
Let’s talk about the direction it will face. Our construction experience will be very valuable to your decision. Patios direct the eye toward the best view of your yard – any beyond. You don’t want to stare at your neighbor’s garage unless there is no other choice. We’ll help select the best location to make your patio inviting.
PATIO BUILDING TIP: Take into account sun and shade. During what hours do you expect to use the space most often, and where does the sun rise and set in relation to your yard? Consider a roof over your patio. It can be a permanent extension of your current home roof. It could be a retractable canopy. And our carpenters can install a latticework of wood called a “pergola”, which is perfect for vines and hanging plants that can increase sun shade. You may want us to construct a screened patio, which solves shade issues and protects against insects and poor weather.
Let’s talk about the surface material: Concrete can now be colored, and patterns can be imprinted. Brick, flagstone, and slate are very popular and low-maintenance. Tile and terrazzo give the look of a Spanish plaza. Many homeowners choose manufactured interlocking concrete pavers, which give you nearly endless options for design and color.
PATIO BUILDING TIP: No law says a patio must abut your house. Using walkways, it could be placed to take advantage of natural shade from a nearby tree or the shadow the house casts. Patios do not need to be square or rectangular, but can curve toward shade and away from sunny spots.
Let’s talk about lighting. Don’t overlook the value of this for the safety of your family and guests, security for your property and of course for evening entertaining. Landscapers refer to it as a “nightscape”. The whole area changes from day to night.
Here’s one final patio building tip: Call now to receive a no-obligation estimate of your project, and to see examples of our work: (480) 378-0422.
We offer patio building in Phoenix as well as Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Surprise, Gilbert and Chandler.