Tips for Making a Small Paver Patio Feel Larger

You may only have space for a small paver patio in your yard, but that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a cramped outdoor area. There are a few little tricks you can use to make the patio feel a lot larger than it is. These tips will get rid of that claustrophobic feeling and make the time you spend on the patio feel more relaxing.

Don’t Over-Crowd the Patio

Only keep the patio furniture that you regularly use out on the patio. For example, if you don’t need six chairs every day, don’t have six chairs on your patio. You can use folding chairs to add or remove additional seating when necessary, but when it’s not needed, remove them. This leaves more empty space which, in turn, makes the patio feel larger.

Likewise, try moving things out of the way when they’re not in use. Keep your grill in the corner, and have your children pick up their toys and put them away when they’re done playing. The less clutter you have on the patio, the larger the area feels.

Consider Colors

If you paint a room in your house a dark color, it’s going to look smaller. If you paint it a light color, it looks bigger. The same is true with a patio. If you use lighter colored pavers, the space will feel more open. This is especially true if you combine it with a light-colored fence.

Don’t Block the Sides in with Tall Flowers or Plants

If you want to have a feeling of space, don’t plant tall bushes, flowers, or trees around the edges of the patio. This will block the view, which makes the area feel more boxed-in and crowded. Short flowers and plants are fine, but you want to keep the views as much as possible. The same goes with fences—if you put an eight-foot fence up around your yard, the patio is going to feel cramped.

Have questions about pavers or about creating a paver patio? The team at Island Block & Masonry Supply is here to help. Contact us today to talk about your unique paver patio project


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