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Adding Space to an Existing Patio

Adding Space to an Existing Patio

Patios are the centerpiece of many backyards. The size and shape of your patio dictates what you can use the patio for and what furniture and other items you can use on it.  Small patios can be annoying by limiting the usage.  Many existing patios just don’t have the adequate space to fulfill the needs of families.

There are several ways to increase the size of an existing patio by making look great and giving it an update that it needs.  Here is a few:

Overlay the existing patio with a paver material and extend that paver into new areas of your yard.   For this option there must be a few inches of clearance between the existing door and the existing patio.  Sometimes it may be easier to just remove the existing patio and start from scratch.

Add a decorative border to your existing patio.  This would be an option if only a small increase in square footage is desired.  The width of the border will determine the amount of extra square feet that will be added you your patio.   If you have a 20 x 20 patio with one side against the house and a 1 foot border is added around three sides then you will be adding an additional 60 sf.  A 2 foot border would be 120 sf.

Create an entirely new patio space next to your existing space in a creative way that compliments the existing area.  Matching existing concrete and pavers is nearly impossible.  The reason is because all patio materials fade or become dirty with time, changing the overall appearance.  Sealing you patio really help this but even a seal coated patio is nearly impossible to match.

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