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Five Patio Ideas for Your Outdoor Renovation

Updating your patio can be an exciting way to improve your home without the expense and trouble of a major overhaul. Included below are our top five suggestions on small improvements that can make a huge difference:


The first thing visitors will notice when they visit your outdoor space, whether they realize it or not, is the lighting. No matter the occasion, lighting sets the mood and the tone of your gathering. Hardscape lighting can be used to create an illuminated path, while additional options such as wall, corner and column lights can create countless variations and moods.

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Patios are meant for guests to gather and enjoy their time together. They need a place to sit and your choice of seating options can dramatically affect how they enjoy themselves. Seating benches or walls can serve to maximize space while still providing seating, while also being simple to maintain.


Even the nicest pavers and stonework can look monotonous in large quantities. An insufficiently varied patio surface can subtract from an otherwise exciting patio design. Inlays are an excellent way to combat this problem, allowing you to add a sense of depth and purpose to the space.


In addition to Inlays, Borders can be used to further enhance the space of your patio and create a pleasing contrast between it and your other landscape elements. Borders are also a creative way to introduce new color elements without fear of overshadowing your design.

Entertainment Area

No matter your design elements, your patio is ultimately geared towards social gatherings and events of some sort. When designing your patio it is important to keep your goals in mind and to plan for them accordingly. The entertainment area of your patio should be set out in such a way that your guests can thoroughly immerse themselves in the experience. Elements such as outdoor fireplaces, kitchens and even pizza ovens can serve as centerpieces as well as functional components of your events.

No matter your particular need, Long Island Poolscapes has the parts and experience that you need. Operating as a family business for over 40 years, we are dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction each and every time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 631-698-8873 for a free in-home estimate. We look forward to making your dreams come true!

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