When the summer months start to roll in and the warm weather finally comes, people usually like to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Some like to go running or biking, but sometimes there is nothing better than being able to relax in the summer heat with the comfort of being home. One option to create a leisurely spot to hang out is a patio.

One of the large advantages of patios is their versatility; brick pavers can mold them to any shape desired by the homeowners or what best fits the designated area. They can also be constructed using a variety of materials for both preferred aesthetics and functionality. Patios can be made with concrete, pavers, stone, tile, brick, rock, pea gravel, and even pebbles.

If a homeowner plans on entertaining friends and family, then a patio can offer a great spot to grill and have drinks. Some of the most popular grilling days are the fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, all of which are great excuses to have friends over for a barbecue on the patio. And if holiday parties aren’t your thing, currently about 60% of cookout lovers are reporting using their grills year round, especially those who live in warmer climates.

Another advantage that patios have over lawns or structures such as pool decks is their low maintenance. Patios are usually built on a deep base that reaches eight to 12 inches. They are likely to hold up well and remain looking new against the elements for years before any repairs need be made by brick pavers.

If you would like to spend as much time soaking in the summer sun as possible, brick pavers contractors can help find the patio design that suits your needs and tastes. Whether building stone, gravel, or brick patios, you can create a yard that reflects your personality.