Picking A Site For Your Flagstone Patio
Determining where the best location for your patio will depend on the property, before deciding on a location try asking yourself: How is the flagstone patio going to look with all the surrounding landscape.
Most patios are installed in the back yard and attached to the house, giving homeowners a beautiful outdoor sitting and eating area that they can access without walking across the garden. Before deciding on the location and size of your patio, I recommend taking into account what area is most unused, most private from the neighbors if you have any, shelter from the wind and what area is going to have the best view.
One common mistake many people make when installing a flagstone patio is making it far to small. When designing the shape and size, don’t forget take into account the amount of space a table and chairs will take up.
The patio doesn’t need to be rectangular or square, irregular flagstone patios look beautiful with curves and flares. Take a look at the surrounding area. Do you see lots of straight lines or curves?
Maybe you have flowerbed that all have straight edges, it doesn’t take much work to turn a flowerbed into a curves/rounded flowerbed, altering the surrounding area to fit the patio shape/design is another option.