Paver Patios, Pathways and Driveways

 Make the right first impression 

Your driveway and pathways are among the first things you see when you pull up to your home.

They establish harmonious links between elements in the landscape, create strong spacial flow and dictate the way you experience your garden, landscape, or yard. 

From the progression of different spaces to different seasons, pathways offer visual, emotional, and olfactory experiences as you transition from one area to another.

There are many options for paving. Whether you choose gravel, brick, or mortar-set stone, these transitional moments weave together a cohesive landscape experience and reflect a well-thought out design. 

Outdoor Patios in Seattle

Your patio area is an extension of the home and provides a useable outdoor living area. From furniture to grills, the formal to informal, it is a destination from which friends, family, and neighbors can join in and enjoy what you’ve created.

 

 

 

An outdoor patio is an extension of your indoor living space and it helps extend the seasons by providing a shelter from which to enjoy the cooler weather and scenery of your garden or landscape. 

 

 

How We Work

Our landscape design experts will sit down with you, walk your property together, and help you determine the best use of your space and budget. This collaborative design approach ensures a rewarding and durable landscape  that will be enjoyed for generations. Then our dedicated crew of experienced craftspeople will bring it to life.

Our craftspeople take pride in their jobs, and it shows in their dedication and attention to detail. From the initial design plans to the first shovel of soil, we work closely with homeowners and keep them informed every step of the way. 

High-quality craftsmanship comes from passion and experience. We pay close attention to the smallest details, refining and perfecting the design as the project takes shape and comes to life.

 

Patio Considerations

When it comes time to design your perfect outdoor patio, there are a few things that you should take into consideration:

Pavers– Also known as patio stones, brick pavers, or stepping stones, pavers are one of the most important aspects of an outdoor area. This is why it’s so important to carefully choose the right paving materials and arrangement patterns.

You can go with simple red bricks and have them laid out in a herringbone or pinwheel pattern. Or you can opt for stone laid out in a jack-on-jack or running bond pattern. The materials and design should complement the surrounding landscape and furniture.

A typical paver patio will include the following layers:

  • Pavers
  • Polymeric or jointing sand in the joints
  • 1-inch layer of sand
  • 4-inch layer of gravel base

These layers help to ensure proper water flow and drainage. This is especially important here in the Pacific Northwest where rainfall and moisture are a common occurrence. This layered approach ensures the longevity of your paver patio and allows water to be channeled safely to adjacent drainage systems.

Patio Furniture – Patio furniture can range from a simple bistro table with two chairs, to an elaborate entertainment lounge that encompasses all the accoutrements of fine outdoor living.


When it comes to selecting the right furniture for your outdoor patio, be sure to take into consideration how many people you plan on entertaining. This will help you choose the correct size and quantity of chairs and couches, and could ultimately influence the overall design.

Gazebos and Shelters– The Puget Sound experiences all four seasons in all their glory, and a wooden or stone backyard shelter, gazebo, or other structure can help extend the usability you’ll get out of your patio well into the wintertime. Heat lamps and other elements can be added to ensure the comfort of everyone beneath the structure.

Hardscapes– A hardscape provides structure, boundaries, and compliments the overall design of the outdoor patio. Our craftspeople have decades of experience of working with stone, wood, and concrete to create the perfect outdoor hardscape that will add to the outdoor ambiance of your landscape.

Driveways and Pathways

Your driveway is the first thing you see when you pull up to your house. Choosing the right driveway material is essential, as it will not only compliment the design of your home and landscape but provide a visual element that lets your guests know that you’ve arrived.

There are a variety of driveway materials to choose from, such as:

Concrete Driveways– Just because your driveway is made out of concrete, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Borders, stencils, exposed aggregate, and even complicated design patterns can all be included in a stamped concrete driveway.

Driveway Pavers– Add a touch of class and provenance to your home with paver stones. Available is range of sizes, shapes, and colors, they are designed to enhance and compliment the overall architecture of your home and front landscape.

Gravel, Brick, or Cobblestone – Sometimes the design calls for colors and textures that concrete stamping can’t faithfully reproduce. Brick, cobblestone, or gravel are three great ways to add dimension and texture to a driveway. They also provide an auditory experience as your car drives over semi-uneven cobblestone or gravel, reminiscent of an English countryside manor.

 

 

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