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Lake in the Hills Patios 

More and more people are looking to expand their living spaces into the outdoors. People aren’t content to sit on the couch, binge-watching television – they want to watch the sunset, smell the roses, play with Fido, and unwind under the stars. There is no better place to do all that than in your very own backyard.

Our yards are increasingly taking on the dual roles of becoming kitchens and living rooms all in one. They are spaces where you can cook, eat, and enjoy the company of family and friends while putting your feet up and relaxing. How does an outdoor space accomplish all of this and more? It’s called a patio, and it is your key to getting more enjoyment out of your outdoor space.

The hardscaping experts at Daybreaker Landscapes can turn your porch into the patio you’ve been dreaming of. Do you want to entertain more? Barbecue outdoors? Have a place for all your potted plants? Need an area for the little ones to ride their tricycles or create chalk masterpieces? A patio can do those things, and so much more; it is an extension of your living space that opens up an entire world of wonderful outdoor possibilities.

If you’ve been thinking about adding or extending a patio, now is the time to call (815) 596-0070 and talk to the professionals at Lake in the Hills’ Daybreaker Landscapes.

What Is the Difference Between a Patio and a Deck?

Some people use the words deck and patio interchangeably. However, there are major differences between a deck and a patio. A deck is a platform on an outdoor area of land. It does not include a roof that extends from the house itself. A deck is typically crafted from wood. A patio, on the other hand, is a slab that sits directly on the ground itself and can either be attached or detached from a house. A home may have a smaller existing patio that is covered by the roof. Patios are typically made from concrete, stone, or brick.

There is no right or wrong size when it comes to what makes a patio a patio. It is really a personal preference. Size also has a lot to do with the purpose of the patio and what the main function is going to be. Is it a catch-all outdoor living space? An entertaining space? A cooking space? While you may think patios come in a standard size and shape, there are no rules when it comes to creating your fantasy patio. 

Advantages of Adding a Patio 

There are huge advantages to adding a patio or expanding an existing patio. One of the biggest advantages that come with a patio is the additional living space. Adding a patio is like adding another room to your house. It is an extra space where family and friends can gather to enjoy each other’s company, and where you can cook, play, exercise, and enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer. A patio can also be used to express your creativity and flair for design.

Want more advantages to adding a patio? Here they are:

  • More living space: A patio offers more space for just about anything you can think of. Add a grill, it’s a kitchen; add a table and some chairs with colorful cushions, and it’s a dining room; throw down a mat, and it’s an outdoor yoga studio; add potted plants, and it’s a garden. What you can do with a patio is truly only limited by your imagination.
  • Increase your home’s value: A patio can be a good way to help increase your home’s value and add some character and curb appeal to your property.
  • Entertainment space: Patios are great entertainment spaces. They are the perfect place to hold family gatherings, birthday parties, and barbecues. Adults can relax and talk, and the kids can run around and play in the yard. A patio is an ideal space to invite friends and family while making memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Low maintenance: Patios not only add extra living space to your environment, but depending on the materials used, they can be very easy to maintain. It doesn’t take a lot of extra work to keep a patio clean and in good working condition. Sometimes a hose is all you need to keep the area clean and free from dirt and debris.
  • Less yard work: Not a fan of mowing the lawn? A large patio may be the best option for you. Not only are you getting plenty of living space to enjoy, but depending on how big you go, you can cut down on the amount of yard work you end up doing. Less time mowing and trimming the lawn means more time sipping cocktails on the patio.
  • Year-round enjoyment: Some people think that a patio is an investment that only pays off in the summer. Wrong! Even in the wintertime, there are benefits to having an outdoor patio. It is a great place to keep certain plants, sheltering them from the worst of the winter weather. A patio can be a great place to install a hot tub. The hot steamy water and a chilly winter breeze is the perfect way to relax after a long day. You can even build a patio with a fire pit, giving you the perfect place to make smores in the summer and snuggle up to watch the flames in winter.
  • Great for kids: Don’t want your small children playing out front where there are safety hazards like cars or strangers? Adding a patio can be like adding another play area, a safe play area. A patio can be a wonderful place for kids to learn how to ride a tricycle, create a chalk masterpiece, or blow bubbles. Then fun doesn’t have to end, and Mom and Dad don’t have to worry about safety issues.
  • Aesthetic appeal: A patio can also be a wonderful way to express yourself and add character to your home. From exotic material designs to fun little extras like a fire pit, water feature, or cooking space, a patio can be a reflection of your unique personality.

Patio Materials to Choose From 

When people think “patio,” they typically think of a slab of concrete that extends from the back of a home into the yard. When the experts at Daybreaker Landscapes think “patio,” our imaginations explode with possibilities. A patio isn’t just a block of concrete anymore; it can be constructed using a variety of different materials.

The type of material used can give you anything from a basic slab patio to a mosaic area of color and style. Here are some of the materials that can be used to create your patio oasis:

  • Concrete
  • Clay brick
  • Flagstone
  • Cut stone
  • Patio pavers
  • Tile
  • Sand
  • Gravel

Different materials can give a patio a very distinct look and feel. Some designs may even incorporate multiple types of materials. The sky is the limit when it comes to using these versatile materials. What will work best for your backyard and give you the aesthetic you crave? Talk to the professionals at Daybreaker Landscapes. We can help you pick materials that will give you the best of both worlds, form and function.

How the Professionals at Daybreaker Landscapes Can Help You Install a Patio 

Whether you are considering expanding an existing patio or creating one from scratch, the professionals at Daybreaker Landscapes can help you design a unique outdoor area that’s tailored to your vision. We listen to your wants, needs, and concerns and come up with a plan that suits your unique style. At Daybreaker Landscapes, we pride ourselves on offering you reliability and outstanding customer service. We know that a patio is an investment, and our dedication to quality and durability means that you can count on having an outdoor space that you can love and enjoy for years to come.

The professionals at Daybreaker Landscapes want to help guide you through the process of conceptualizing and creating a new patio space that fits your lifestyle and needs. Hiring the team at Daybreaker Landscapes means you are hiring experts with the experience and resources to get the job done right.

Ready to Add a Patio?

Are you ready to talk about adding a patio to your property? The hardscaping professionals at Daybreaker Landscapes are ready to work with you to build your dream backyard. We’ve been in business since 2010, offering the residents of Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Barrington, Elgin, and other surrounding communities our expertise and knowledge. Our team firmly believes in offering you the best customer experience available.

Let us show you the potential waiting in your backyard. Contact us at (815) 596-0070 or online, and let’s chat about turning potential into a patio!