Unlike the rooms inside your home, the design of a custom patio isn’t restricted by ceilings and walls and it doesn’t conform to a regular square or rectangular shape. This is what makes patios unique. Once you realize how much creative freedom you have with patios, designing one can be a pretty exciting experience. Rectangle, square, circle or a free form design – you can choose any shape you want for your patio.
However, while you have the freedom of choice with patio shapes, you’ll want to choose one that complements your house and your yard, provides optimal functionality, and can go with different types of furniture. Moreover, it’s also important to consider the following factors when deciding on patio shape:
- The size and shape of your property
- The intended purpose of your patio
- The style of your home and yard.
At Paver Connections, we’ve helped countless of Houston and Katy homeowners transform their dream patio into a reality. To help you make a decision, we’ve made a list of patio shapes that are most popular with homeowners.
You might be thinking, “Boooo! Square is boring!” Well, hear us out. While square isn’t the most creative shape for a patio, it’s certainly one of the most cost-effective and practical ones. With its ninety-degree angles and straight edges, asquare-shaped patio is a perfect for contemporary and formal style gardens. Square patios also allow you to maximize the use of the available square footage, which makes them great for entertaining large groups. Moreover, it’s also easier and more cost-effective to lay down bricks and pavers in a simple square pattern.
Another patio shape that’s quite popular with homeowners is round, or circular. Quite often, people design and furnish their circular patios with a focal point in the center. This can be anything – a dining table, a fountain or a fire pit. When it comes to round patios, there are 2 main types: a semi-circle design and a full circle design. Patios that have a semi-circular shape are generally about a hardscaping surface. On the other hand, round patios are easily integrated with the surround landscape because they don’t have any sharp edges or angles.
Free-form patios don’t have a particular shape. Instead, their design language is characterized by either sweeping curves or sharp, edgy angles. Most homeowners who opt for a free-form patio go for an asymmetrical design to achieve a more organic look. Talking about materials, concrete is great for free-form patios as it can be cut and shaped easily.
If you’re based in Houston or Katy, TX Paver Connection can help turn your dream patio into reality! In addition to custom patios, they also specialize in driveway replacements and commercial paving projects. Get in touch with them today for an estimate.