If you have a great backyard, you want to show it off and spend time there. But it might feel a little empty if all you do is put a few lawn chairs out there on your bare patio. Why not transform your plain patio into an amazing outdoor entertainment center? It doesn’t take much—there are a few additions you can create using paver stones. Here are a few ideas to create the perfect place to relax outdoors.
Add a Fire Pit
Adding a fire pit to your patio does a few different things. First, it creates a central point that you and your guests can gather around. Second, it provides light and heat. This lets you make use of your patio during the early spring and fall when it might be a little chilly otherwise. Another nice benefit is that it gives you a place to roast marshmallows. Fire pits can be permanent additions to a patio built from the same pavers. There are many different designs possible, including square and round fire pits.
Create an Outdoor Cooking Area
If you like cooking out or having friends and family over for meals, another great patio addition is an outdoor kitchen area. Again, just like fire pits, you can have these cooking areas built using the same pavers or complementary pavers. Your cooking area can include everything from a small cooktop and a single cabinet to a full sink, oven, small refrigerator, and more. You can even add a cover across the top to protect your outdoor kitchen from the elements and to keep the sun off of you while you’re preparing some amazing meals.
Create Built-In Seating
Pavers can do more than just make a patio, fire pit, or kitchen. You can also create benches and other seating areas using pavers. This seating can serve double duty as a small retaining wall or as a raised flower bed, too. You could even create a small garden pond or fountain with seating built into the side. All it takes is a small paver wall and some cushions.
The experts here at Island Block & Masonry Supply can assist you with creating any of these outdoor additions. We’re ready to help you create the outdoor entertainment space of your dreams, so contact us today for more information.