According to a 2018 report from the National Association of Realtors, a new patio is one of the top five projects that could add resale value to a home. Keep reading to find out why buyers love this space so much, and visit our website to learn about more projects Tolley Concrete can help you create. 

Realtors recommend that the patio be proportional to the yard. Don’t build a huge patio in a tiny backyard, or a small patio in a pretty large backyard space. Research suggests if the patio is not proportional to the rest of the yard space, it can actually detract value from the home. To learn more ways outdoor landscaping can add to your home, visit our other blogs. 

The placement of the patio is also important. While it’s ideal to have it right next to the door, that may not be possible in your situation. Alternate solutions include placing it as close as possible to the back door, or creating a path of stones or steps that’s easy to follow from the back door to the patio. The patio should be easy to get to from the kitchen (especially with food in hand).

The patio should feel like a private oasis, and definitely not be in full view of the neighbors or the street. Add hedges, fencing, or other surrounding plants to block the view. In addition, add some outdoor lighting to utilize your patio at night. Simple seating is also a must, and in Florida, you might want to splurge on some mosquito solutions for those warm summer nights. 

Lastly, it’s easy to add decorative concrete into your design. If you think your patio has to be a boring concrete slab, think again. At Tolley Concrete, we’re here to help you incorporate various concrete designs, whether that’s multiple colors, stamping, or a variety of other options to create an outdoor space you’ll love.

Visit our website for a free quote. We look forward to working with you on your project!