When the weather starts to warm up in Maryland, Virginia, and DC its almost impossible to not want to spend all of your waking hours enjoying the outdoors. Imagine how much better that would be if you added a professionally-landscaped patio to your backyard?
Benefits of Having an Outdoor Patio
There are more advantages to adding an outdoor patio or entertainment area to your Montgomery and Howard County home than just having an attractive place to enjoy being outside.
Increase property value/curb appeal. Your new outdoor patio will likely increase the value of your home if it comes time to put it on the market. Outdoor entertainment areas and outdoor kitchens are extremely popular and such a feature can add thousands to your the resale price of your home. If your patio is visible from the street, you'll also get the benefit of added curb appeal.
Expand your living space. Adding an outdoor patio extends your living space. It essentially gives you an extra outdoor room.
Outdoor Patio Materials
Patios and outdoor entertainment areas can be constructed using a variety of materials. Below are just a few of the more commonly-used choices in Montgomery and Howard County.
Pavers - Individual pavers are made of concrete, but have the look of stone. They are also more affordable than natural stone and have a more uniform shape and design.
Stone - Natural stone adds an earthy beauty to any outdoor patio. Stone can be rough-edged slate, rounded stones or even polished surfaces like granite for your outdoor kitchen counter tops.
Brick - Brick patios have a manicured, uniform look that is especially well-suited for traditional and colonial-style homes.