Professional Patio Design & Installation

Breathe life into your backyard with a professional patio design & installation from Outdoor Spaces! With a background in Landscape Architecture and years of experience building residential living areas, our designers will work directly with you to make your dreams a reality.

The possibilities for your property are limitless, and if you dream it, we can create it for you. At Outdoor Spaces, every landscape design is unique to you and your property. Our designs are scaled drawings that are a detailed representation of the final installed project. Your design will be developed using a combination of your dreams and ideas, information gathered during the site analysis, and our knowledge and creativity.

Whether you’re planning to install your project all at once or in phases, our designers will work with you to create a design that will fit your budget. Contact us today to request a free consultation, and take your first step toward your dream space!

What is a Patio?

A patio is a hardscape surface outside of your home on the ground level of your property. Patio designs frequently include outdoor furniture and other features such as fire pits, outdoor kitchens, water features, and plant life.

Benefits of Outdoor Living

  • Enjoy the outdoors all year long
  • Personalize your living space to fit your needs
  • Easily entertain friends and relatives
  • Add property value and curb appeal

Patio Materials

Patios can be designed and built using a number of different materials, including but not limited to…


The most common material for the modern patio, concrete pavers are individual slabs that can come in any desired size and texture. These pieces are fit together to form the patio area.

Pavers are extremely popular for their cost and flexibility – concrete can be made into any color and can mimic other materials visually, allowing it to fit seamlessly into your home’s vibe, whatever style it may be.


Flagstone is real, quarried stone that can be fit together either in even, precise squares or in jagged pieces for a more natural look. The aesthetic of flagstone makes it a very popular choice, combined with its low level of required maintenance.

Natural Brick

If you live in a historic property or want to provide your home with a historic look, natural brick is an excellent choice. These clay bricks can be laid on top of concrete to increase durability. Natural brick is sturdy and its color won’t fade over time.

Pea Gravel

Pea gravel provides your home with a beautiful rustic aesthetic and looks perfect alongside an informal campfire. Gravel is one of the most cost-effective materials for a patio and is a popular option given that they drain easily during wetter months.

Patio Cover Ideas

Add some shade to your patio with a number of different covering options.


A pavilion is a free-standing closed roof over a patio. Pavilions are a popular choice for adding shading to an outdoor patio because it provides complete shade from the sun during the summer and protection from rain and snow, turning your outdoor living area into a space that can be used year-round.


A slatted pergola adds a sense of coziness along with partial shade for you and your guests. Screens or plants can be incorporated in the spaces between the slats to add more shading if desired.

Pergolas can be made of wood like cedar for a rustic feel, or from white PVC for a more contemporary style.


Another way to incorporate shade to your backyard patio is to install tall, leafy trees that provide shade during the daytime. Landscaping can ground your space while adding a natural ambiance for you to enjoy.

Our Process

1. Home Consultation

When you call us, we’ll set up a free in-home consultation with one of our expert designers. Our designer will speak with you and your family about your needs, space, and budget. You’re welcome to bring your own ideas to this meeting or enter with a totally blank canvas for us to start with.

Because we’re creating a unique space specifically to compliment your personality and your home, we encourage you to share as much information about your lifestyle as possible during this discussion. We also encourage you to dream big and to include all family members in the brainstorming process.

2. Design Presentation

Our designer will get to work analyzing your site in detail and designing your unique space from scratch. Once complete, the designer will present the design plan to you and your family for feedback.

3. Construction

Once the design is agreed upon, the construction process will begin! Construction timelines can vary depending on a number of factors including size & scope of the project, time of year, and availability of materials & labor.

Our design team will remain in contact with you throughout the construction process, providing oversight where necessary and answering any questions you may have.

4. Relax & Enjoy!

With a completed outdoor space, you’ll have the freedom to relax and enjoy the new addition to your home!

If you’re ready to get the design process started and make your home dreams a reality, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our expert designers today.

What Your Neighbors Are Saying

“The design services are thoughtful and creative. I live in Arlington and my yard is constrained, but the design team came up with some innovative options that really worked well. The actual execution was reasonably speedy and thorough. Perhaps the best metric: I get compliments from people all the time on the work.” -Rick

Patio Design Ideas

A backyard patio with couches and a fireplace


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