DIY patios made with paving stones are definitely a lot of work. While the experts here at New York’s Island Block & Masonry Supply love to turn all of your paver fantasies into hardscaped reality, we know that some people prefer to roll up their sleeves and own their projects start to finish. We have some great tips for the do-it-yourselfers out there who need a little help strategizing and implementing their projects. The people behind the DIY website, East Coast Creative (ECC), specialize in do-it-yourself home makeovers on a budget.
Paver Project Tip #1 – Get focused with a checklist
Creating a plan before you get too wrapped up in how amazing your paver patio will look when it’s done is a proactive approach that can help prevent unnecessary trips to the store, minimize wasted time and eliminate costly changes.
Your plan should be simple. East Coast Creative’s “big-picture” general plan included 10 steps, starting with planning the patio layout, choosing which pavers to purchase (we have Cambridge, Nicolock and other quality pavers here) and measuring it all out.
Tip #2 -Plan the paving stone patio layout
Getting started is usually the hardest part. When it comes to DIY projects, many factors play a part in planning and execution, such as skill level, costs and time. Monica from ECC suggests that you use spray paint that’s left over from one of your previous DIY projects to map out your design on your property- seeing it blocked out on the grass can help you better visualize how the project fits into your space.
Tip #3 – Find the best paving stones for your project
For those residing in the tri-state area, visit our website to view what paving stone options we have at our store. If you’re local on Long Island, come on down to our showroom and see some sample patios and get an up close look at the products we offer. Cambridge pavers offer a wide array of collections with varying shapes and sizes, all available in rich, fade-proof colors. Nicolock paving stones also have many paver styles that work with a variety of hard-scaping projects.