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Installing a patio in is a great way to enhance your outdoor living space and add value to your home.

Exploring Your Patio Design Options

We can help you decide on what type of patio material is best for you Seattle property. We will help you consider the durability, maintenance, and aesthetics of all your options. There are pros and cons to each as touched on below.

Concrete Patio Installation

Concrete Patios

Concrete has several benefits, including durability, low maintenance, cost-effectiveness, and design flexibility. Concrete can be stamped or stained to resemble other materials such as brick or stone and can be customized to fit any size or shape. However, one drawback of concrete patios is that they can crack over time, especially in areas with extreme temperature changes. They also lack the natural look that some homeowners may prefer but could be a great option for a more modern landscape.

Paver Patios

Paver Patios

Pavers can be made of natural stone or concrete and come in a variety of colors and patterns. They are durable and low maintenance and can be easily replaced if needed. Pavers also have a unique look that can give your patio a more natural and natural look. However, pavers can be more expensive than concrete patios and may require more labor-intensive installation.

Wooden Patio

Wooden Patios

Wood is a great option for homeowners who want a natural, rustic look. They are also relatively inexpensive and easy to install and can be stained or painted to match your home’s existing color scheme. However, wood patios require regular maintenance, including staining or painting, to protect the wood from moisture and rot. Additionally, wood patios are not as durable as concrete or stone patios and will not last as long without proper care.

Stone Patio

Stone Patios

Stone is very durable and can be made of granite, slate, or other natural stones. It is also very low maintenance and is a great option for homeowners who want a natural, elegant look. However, stone patios can be quite expensive depending on the material and may require more labor-intensive installation. Additionally, the color and pattern of natural stone can vary, making it more challenging to match with the existing elements of your home.

Let Seattle Sustainable Landscapes help you enhance the look and function of your home with a patio design consultation.

Paver Patios Win as a Seattle All-Time Favorite

Unleashing the Beauty and Versatility of Paver Patios: From Design Flexibility to Durability, Why Paver Patios are a Great Choice for Seattle Homeowners

While we love all the patio options out there for various reasons, paver patios offer a unique sense of beauty and elegance that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any outdoor living space. They are made of natural stone or concrete and come in a variety of colors and patterns that can be customized to match the existing style of your home. Paver patios can be designed in a variety of patterns and styles, such as herringbone, basket-weave, or circular, and can be enhanced with borders and accents to create a truly unique look. With many options to choose from, paver patios can be tailored to fit any design aesthetic and budget.

Paver patios are also highly flexible. They can be installed in any shape or size, from small courtyards to large backyards. This makes them a great option for homeowners with smaller yards, or for those who want to create multiple outdoor living spaces. Paver patios can also be designed to incorporate features such as fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and water features.

Paver patios are also highly functional. They are a great option for homeowners who want to create an outdoor living space that can be used for entertaining, dining, and relaxing. They are also a great option for homeowners who want to create a space for outdoor activities such as grilling or gardening. Paver patios are also great for creating a space for kids to play and for pets to run around.

Paver patios are highly durable. They are made of natural stone or concrete and are able to withstand heavy foot traffic and the elements. They are also resistant to fading, cracking, and chipping. Additionally, if a paver is damaged, it can be easily replaced without having to replace the entire patio. With proper installation and maintenance, paver patios can last for many years, providing homeowners with a beautiful and functional outdoor living space for many years to come.

Covered Patios Expand Outdoor Living in Seattle

Type of Patio Covers

Patio covers are a great way to extend the use of your outdoor living space and protect your patio from the elements. They come in a variety of styles and materials, each with its own unique benefits and aesthetic appeal. There are several different types of patio covers that can work with all different types of patios.

Pergola by Seattle Sustainable Landscapes


A pergola is a structure that consists of an open-lattice roof and vertical posts. It provides partial shade and can be used to grow climbing plants or vines. Pergolas can be made of wood, metal, or a combination of both, and can be customized to fit any size or shape patio. They work well with all types of patios, but they are especially well-suited to wood and stone patios that have a natural, rustic aesthetic.

Residential Awning


Awnings are attached to the side of a building and can be made of canvas, metal, or synthetic materials. They provide full shade and can be retractable or fixed. Awnings are great for protecting patios from sun and rain and can be used with all types of patios.

Solid Patio Roof

Solid Roof Patio Cover

These are the most popular option for homeowners who want full protection from the elements and want to use their patio all year round. These patio covers can be made of materials such as aluminum, metal or even polycarbonate, and are often attached to the house. They are suitable for all types of patios and can enhance the overall look of the patio.

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A gazebo is a freestanding structure with a roof and walls. They can be made of wood, metal, or a combination of both, and can be customized to fit any size or shape patio. Gazebos provide full shade and protection from the elements and can be used with all types of patios.

Making the most of Seattle weather With a Covered Patio

Homeowners in Seattle may enjoy adding a cover to their patio for several reasons:

  1. Protection from the elements: Seattle has a reputation for rainy and overcast weather, adding a patio cover can provide protection from rain, wind, and sun, allowing homeowners to enjoy their patio space even on less-than-ideal weather days.
  2. Extended use of outdoor space: A patio cover allows homeowners to use their outdoor space for more months of the year, and for longer periods of time during the day. This can be especially beneficial for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as grilling, dining, and entertaining.
  3. Increased property value: A patio cover can add value to a home by increasing the living space and making it more functional. It can also enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the property.
  4. Energy efficiency: A solid roof patio cover can help to reduce cooling costs in the summer months by shading the patio and blocking out the sun.
  5. Personalization: Patio covers come in a variety of styles and materials and can be customized to fit the homeowner’s personal taste and the existing aesthetic of the property.
  6. Low maintenance: Many patio covers require minimal maintenance, which can save homeowners time and money in the long run.

Overall, adding a patio cover in Seattle can provide homeowners with an extended outdoor living space, protect their patio and furniture from the elements and even improve the overall appearance of the property.

It is an investment that can be enjoyed for years to come and is especially useful for homeowners who want to enjoy their patio all year round.

Seattle Sustainable Landscapes is here for all your patio design and installation needs. If DIY is more your thing, please check out our DIY rescources page for tips and tricks on patio installation.

Other Patio Installation Considerations

Maximizing Your Outdoor Living Space –Working with Your Lifestyle and the Seattle Elements

When designing a patio and patio cover in Seattle, homeowners should consider the following factors:

  1. Weather: Seattle is known for its rainy and overcast weather, so it is important to choose a patio and patio cover that can withstand these conditions. Homeowners should consider materials that are weather-resistant and durable, such as concrete, pavers, or treated wood.
  2. Drainage: Proper drainage is crucial to prevent water from pooling on the patio and causing damage. Homeowners should ensure that the patio has a slight slope to allow for proper drainage and that the patio cover is designed to allow water to run off.
  3. Orientation: The orientation of the patio and patio cover can affect how much sunlight and shade the area receives. Homeowners should consider the sun’s path and the prevailing winds when designing the patio and patio cover to ensure that the space is comfortable to use.
  4. Materials: Homeowners should choose materials that match the existing aesthetic of their home and that complement the style of their patio. For example, a wood patio cover would be well-suited to a natural, rustic patio, while an aluminum patio cover would be a better choice for a modern patio.
  5. Maintenance: Homeowners should consider the maintenance required for the patio and patio cover. They should choose materials that are low maintenance and that can withstand the elements.
  6. Budget: Homeowners should consider their budget when designing a patio and patio cover. They should choose materials that are affordable and that can be installed within their budget.
  7. Permits: Homeowners should check with local authorities to determine if permits are needed for the patio and patio cover installation. If permits are required, they should be obtained before starting the construction.
  8. Professional help: Homeowners should consider hiring a professional contractor to ensure that the patio and patio cover is installed correctly and according to industry standards.

By considering these factors, homeowners in Seattle can design a patio and patio cover that is both functional and beautiful, and that can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of their property.


Seattle Sustainable Landscapes is always here to help you navigate all of the considerations when installing your new patio.

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