Tips from a Maryland Patio Design Company

Adding a patio to your home adds not only to your outdoor enjoyment, but also to your home’s overall appeal and resale value.

Patios can be as simple or as complex as homeowners like with many design options available. From detailed stone work in mosaic patterns to a traditional brick patio, if you can imagine it we can build it.

Let’s look at some of the more popular patio design ideas.

Patio Design Tips

Natural Stone

Natural stone is a great option for a patio, making it feel more “at home” in nature. Stone patios can have a specific design to them, or a random, free flowing natural look.

Stones also come in a wide variety of colors and natural patterns, adding another layer of design to the space. Stone is a great option for a lush backyard, because it fits more seamlessly with the surrounding natural vegetation.


Pavers are a great option for a patio, coming in a huge variety of shapes, designs, colors, and price points. Pavers can be as simple as a square or rectangle, or as complex as a patterned design. Pavers also tend to be a more economical option to stone, as they are manufactured and come in a wide range of price points.

Traditional Brick

Brick is a great option for more traditional homes. Brick has an older, more traditional feel while still remaining durable and stunning. Brick can also be laid in a variety of patterns, such as herringbone or chevron. Brick is a great patio material and allows for some creativity for homeowners who want something extra.

Utilizing Levels and Adding Functionality

Apart from the actual material your patio is made of, there are some other design options available to homeowners. By adding multiple levels to your patio, you can create distinct spaces, intended for different purposes. For example, you may wish to include two levels on your patio, one for an outdoor cooking and eating space, and one with a fire pit for socializing and s’mores. Adding a wall around your patio is another great way to add functionality. By adding a wall you separate the patio slightly from the rest of the yard while also providing your guests with a seating area.

Adding a patio onto your home is a great investment, and with so many design options available to you, you can’t go wrong!

If you are considering a patio and you’ve got some design ideas, we’d love to talk to you about them! Our team at North American Deck & Patio has experience with all different types of patios and decks, and we’d love to be your Maryland deck and patio contractor!

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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