Summer is the perfect time to update your backyard space into one that you and your guests can enjoy! There are lots of different landscape designs including patios and decks that can update your look quickly and provide maximum efficiency. One unique and beautiful way to get the most out of your backyard is to use flagstone, which is essentially a generic term for sedimentary rock that’s been split into layers and then used as paving.
Flagstone is flat, fairly smooth, and comes in various shapes. You can have it cut into squares or rectangles for a more symmetrical look, or you can use the natural jagged edges to create a more rustic look. Whichever you choose, this is a classic and convenient design option for your home! Want to make your neighbor jealous? Here are 5 flagstone patios that are sure to impress:
When it comes to outside spaces, it’s okay to build up some walls. If your backyard space sits on a hill, don’t let it discourage you from having a patio beneath it. Landscape the hill with a beautiful rockery filled with alpine plants and shrubs and have it descend down to a neatly carved out flagstone patio at the bottom. This type of landscaping is very practical for the northwest area, especially Seattle and the surrounding cities. This look would be best suited with moss sprouting between the cracks for a more overgrown and carefree style. Imagine resting after a day’s work in this little nook.
Two Patios Connected by a Walkway
If you’ve got a large backyard, consider having 2 (or more) smaller flagstone patios to break up sections and create more dimension in your space. This will allow you to be very creative in your yard. You can have multiple seating areas mixed in with plants and garden space, creating a multi-faceted and functional place to entertain and wind down.
Up your game even more with a backyard kitchen! This is the ultimate outdoor entertainment experience. For this type of patio, it is best to use a more formal, organized rectangle pattern for the flagstone with mortared joints to create a smooth surface for furniture to easily sit.
This type of layout is lovely for a more unique and organic appearance. You can get an irregular flagstone shape that emphasizes its natural look and then use stones or moss to fill the gaps. Just remember that it’s a bit more difficult to slide furniture around a space like this, so using wooden furniture or something heavy that you don’t move around much will be ideal.
A fire pit is a great way to have fun in your backyard and will keep your friends coming back again and again. Choose to build a patio with flagstone that surrounds the pit or put the fire pit in a corner and have the patio stretch out from there. Having a fire pit that is surrounded by flagstone is also safer to have in your yard because when the embers fly, they will land on the patio rather than grass or other shrubs. It is also easier to clean up after because all you need to do is sweep or hose down the stone and you’re done! Get ready to be roasting marshmallows and hot dogs all summer long with this great backyard hardscaping addition!
There are so many different options when it comes to flagstone patios. Some are easy to replicate by yourself, some are a bit more complicated and need professional guidance. If you’d like to learn more about what flagstone patio option may be best for your Seattle Area home, call B&D Rockeries today. We would be happy to give you a free consultation and quote. Just call us at 866-752-1283 or fill out our form here.