Pavers can be a customizable and durable option for outdoor spaces.
Around a Fountain
For this Georgia patio, Landscape Studio used Pennsylvania Bluestone pavers laid in an Ashlar pattern. The different sizes (12-by-18, 18-by-24 and 24-by-24) and color of the pavers create a rustic effect. The mortar also matches the mortar in the home’s exterior.
Blocks of Stone
Monolithic ledge stone panels are set into the stone dust, as part of an award-winning residential landscape design project in Vermont by H. Keith Wagner Partnership. The walkway’s arc lends privacy to the main house and a guest house on the estate.
From Fire Pit to Pool
Think of how your pavers can connect areas, such as a pool deck, fire pit and bar. This Roswell, Ga., outdoor space is designed by J&J Landscaping and Neptune Pools and uses Belgard pavers with a cobblestone effect manufactured by Georgia Masonry Supply of Atlanta
This soiree-worthy space, which also could provide greenspace for kids to play, is surrounded by bricks and mortar that match the Georgia home’s exterior. The bold border, with two lines of brick laid straight on their sides in a double soldier course pattern, is designed by Landscape Studio.
In the Round
The versatility of pavers can enable homeowners to create a circular design around a fire pit, or other shapes, such as a square space, for entertaining day or night. These pavers are made of recycled granite.
The colors you choose for the pavers could make a new patio or walkway seem as if it has always been on the property, suggests Southview Design, based in Minneapolis.
A tiered paver patio by Southview Design in Minnesota creates space for dining areas, a bar area and a fire pit, and is accessorized with colorful materials. A modular block retaining wall also was used to frame the area.
For a minimalistic design, a bluestone walkway connects the main house with the guest house, bisected by a stone dust arrival court. The H. Keith Wagner Partnership’s design of the property in Burlington, Vermont, won an American Society of Landscape Architects award.
Around areas such as a fire pit, pavers are more solid and safer to walk on than gravel. Officials with Southview Design, based in Minnesota, also note that in colder climates, pavers are less likely to crack, although it can be more challenging to clear snow and ice.