Once you’ve become comfortable using pavers for various projects such as patios, planters, and fire pits, you may want to consider adding some complexity to your creations. There are a few different ways you can take a basic project and make it look more sophisticated and complex, even when it’s really not that much more difficult to do.
Use Pavers of Different Sizes or Shapes
If you want to add some complexity to a patio, walkway, or driveway, you can vary the shape, size, or color. Changing the color is easy if you’re using pavers of all the same size and shape, so that doesn’t add much complexity. If you use pavers that are different shapes or sizes, though, you have to be more careful in planning out how they will work together. This is especially true if you’re using pavers that are irregular shapes or aren’t square or rectangular.
You can use different colored and different sized pavers to add decoration to your projects. For example, if you’re building a planter, you could put larger pavers on the bottom to create a little decorative lip. You could also add extra pavers every now and then to give the top a different look. You could also change out the colors of pavers to make a pattern on the side of the planter.
Design with Curves Instead of Edges
Pavers are generally square or rectangular, but they don’t have to be. Some are odd shapes, while others are round or have some curves to them. It’s not always easy to build a patio out of these curved pavers, but you can use any shape to curve out the edge of your space if you carefully plan it out. If you can pull off creating a curved patio using pavers, it’s sure to impress your guests.
Adding complexity to your paver projects doesn’t always mean making them much more difficult. In most cases, it simply means taking a little more time to plan things out and paying close attention to details. If you need any help with your paver projects or want to discuss what you need to create them, contact the experts at Island Block & Masonry Supply.