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Why Paver Patios Are a Great Addition to Your Backyard

Are you planning to take up a home improvement project? Make sure you don’t overlook your backyard this time. If you’re like most homeowners, your backyard could likely use an upgrade. And with summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor space and get it ready for those fun BBQ parties and relaxing evenings that you have long been dreaming of.

Add a Paver Patio to Convert Your Backyard into an Outdoor Living Space  

When it comes to backyard improvement, you may just want to mow the grass, add some new plants, change the soils of the older ones, trim them, and call it a wrap. But, if you really want to enhance and enliven your yard, we recommend going a step ahead this time and installing a paver patio. It won’t just drastically improve the appearance and visual appeal of your backyard but will also convert that unused (or rarely used) area into a living space.; an outdoor living space that people all across the world are going crazy for. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space, why not make the most of it?

Wondering, why do we recommend paver patios in particular? Because Paver patios outshine the other types of patios in several ways.

Why Is Paver Better for Patios? 5 Benefits of a Paver Patio

Paver patios have a wealth of advantages. Here are the top five why an increasing number of homeowners are opting for paver patios, and you should too:

1. It’s More Durable

First things first – adding or replacing a patio is a relatively expensive home upgrade. You can’t take up such projects too frequently. Therefore, it’s only understandable why the durability of the material is most homeowners’ primary concern when building a patio. Pavers rank at the top in terms of durability. When installed correctly, paver patios prove to be sturdy, stable, and quite highly resistant to weather conditions and ground movements, which can cause splits and cracks in other patio materials.

Paver patios are about four times more durable than their poured concrete counterparts and can last you anywhere from 50 to 100 years.

2. It’s Easier to Maintain

As much as you may feel excited while undertaking the backyard upgrading project, you would detest its maintenance work after a while. Therefore, it’s best to take into account the maintenance needs of the patio material when deciding which one to go with. Pavers check the box when it comes to easy maintenance. Not only are they resistant to cracks, but they are also quite highly resistant to stains. Unlike wooden decks, paver patios do not require resealing every year. Even if your paver patio ends up cracking from somewhere (the chances for which are very low), it’s easier to fix it. You just have to replace the damaged pavers and not patch the entire area or replace the whole surface.

It’s also easier to keep paver patios clean. All you need is sweeping and an occasional wash with soap and water to keep spick and span.

3. Pavers are Versatile and Provide Room for Creativity

When you’re building a patio with pavers, the number of design and layout options are limitless. They come in different sizes, colors, shapes, and textures, giving you room for creativity and unlimited freedom to play around with ideas and customize your outdoor living space as per your personal taste and your home’s architectural style and interiors.

4. A Paver Patio Can Increase Your Home’s Value

The impact a home improvement project will have on its resale value is a major concern for many homeowners, and it should be. You don’t want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on making improvements or additions to your home only to realize that it lowered the value of your home instead of increasing it.

For all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, a paver patio can add value to your home. The exact impact it will have on the resale value depends on multiple factors. But, if laid properly, both in terms of technique and aesthetic appeal, a paver patio can increase your house’s value by $15,000 to $20,000.

5. It Can Help Sell the House Quickly Too

Making improvements that increase the value of a house may not seem like the right thing to do if you’re looking to sell your house. But that’s not always right. Real estate experts and buyers’ surveys both say that certain features or home improvement projects can help sell your house quickly, too, along with increasing its value. In other words, there are certain things that can make your home a hot property, one that many people are willing to buy. And paver patios are one of them.

Real estate agents agree that good patios are one of the first few things buyers look for in houses they consider buying. And since paver patios are the best of all, they are highly valued by home buyers, even if they make the price go higher. Simply put, a paver patio cannot just help you sell your home for a higher price, it will also help you strike a deal quickly (whenever the time comes).

Your Contractor Can Make or Break It, So Choose Wisely

The importance of having the right contractor for patio building (or any home improvement project, per se) cannot be emphasized enough. Suffice it to say that they can make or break the project. So, make sure to do your research and choose wisely. Don’t just settle for someone on the basis of the price they are offering. The experience, expertise, and reputation of the patio contractor matter more. We have it all at Green Thumb. We’re a Landscaping and Design Company in Houston, Texas, dedicated to helping homeowners unlock the full potential of their properties. Let us use our skills, experience, expertise, and creativity to revive your backyard and create an outdoor living space that you would want to spend all your time at. Contact us to build a custom paver patio in your backyard and make your home a center of attraction in the whole community.