If you’re looking to upgrade the exterior of your home, you may be deciding between a patio or deck. While both of these outdoor areas can increase the curb appeal of your home, it can be sometimes difficult to know which option to choose. In this blog, the landscaping and hardscape professionals at Cedar Creek Landscaping will help you to decide which option may work best for you and your family.
Before you choose between a patio or deck, you’ll want to ask yourself how will you use this space? How do you want it to look? Will it need to be kid friendly? Will this area be a part of your yard, or completely separate?
Your answers to all of these questions should help you to begin thinking about the type of material that you’ll want for your new patio or deck.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Patio or Deck
Patios are typically flush with the ground level and are most often constructed from pavers, concrete or brick. By being level with the rest of your yard, patios provide a cohesive union between your patio and other landscaped spaces. In addition, it’s easy to incorporate other elements into a patio such as fire pits, fountains, outdoor kitchens, bird baths and other water features.
Decks by contrast are typically up off the ground, and made of wood, or synthetic materials such as Trex. Because decks are often up in the air, they need to have some type of railing system for safety purposes. This railing typically creates more of a barrier between any landscaped areas and your deck.
When it comes to comparing costs between a patio or a deck, patios usually are less expensive to install. While material selection as well as size play a big role in determining the final price, patios are generally less expensive than decks.
Patios also offer a more varied amount of material options. This way you and your landscape contractor can really let the creative juices flow when it comes to designing a patio that works for your outdoor living space.
You Can’t Go Wrong With a Patio or Deck When You Partner with Cedar Creek Landscaping
The decision to install a patio or deck really comes down to personal preference. At Cedar Creek Landscaping we’ve been installing all types of patios and decks for many years, so we’re more than capable of handling either job. If you’re still on the fence in terms of what material to choose, why not give our office a call today at 651-324-8144 to setup a free consultation with one of our designers. We’re confident that you’ll be happy with the finished product, whatever material you choose.