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6 Modern Style Options for Patio Pavers in Lancaster and York, PA

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Building a patio with quality pavers will be one of the best decisions you can make for your landscape and home Before you begin your patio or walkway design and construction, check out these six modern options for patio pavers in Lancaster and York, PA.

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Building a patio with quality pavers will be one of the best decisions you can make for your landscape and home. Modern concrete pavers are stunning, and you may find more style options than natural stone or clay brick. Before you begin your patio or walkway design and construction, check out these six modern options for patio pavers in Lancaster and York, PA.

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Large Format Pavers

The size of the pavers themselves can have a huge impact on the overall feeling of a landscape. Small format pavers can sometimes make a patio look too busy, such as in a brick pattern that uses light-colored jointing compound. Large format pavers, on the other hand, are usually considered ideal for a minimalist design that helps the patio feel more open and more expansive.

Plank Pavers

An oversized, modern plank style of paver has been gaining steam as the go-to choice for spaces that need a style refresh. Plank pavers bridge the classic proportions and laying patterns of brick while adding smooth textures and pronounced corners of modern masonry design. The look is linear and—because the planks themselves are large—a cleaner, simpler look. Plank pavers can also be combined in various laying arrangements or color combinations to create a varied and interesting patio.

Increased Joint Spaces

A modern trend that has been creating impressive patios is the style of increasing the joint spaces between pavers and using this space as a design feature. This sort of staggered design is created by adding pea gravel, grass, low ground covers, or river stone between large format pavers. This is an excellent design strategy for use around fire pits or on patio spaces in between raised masonry planters, and effectively helps reduce standing surface water on the patio.

Natural Borders and Accents

Natural stone has been used in patios for many years, though this material has its limitations. Stone is the choice of purists who will only accept the natural variations in each stone. But if you prefer the easier installation and greater style choices of concrete, you can still use natural stone as a border or accent. The contrast of these natural stone borders and accents with the modern pavers can create some truly amazing masonry surfaces. This way, you get the best of both worlds—a more predictable main paver field, with the individual character of accent or border stones.

The Herringbone Pattern

Even though the pattern is ancient, herringbone can still provide an elegant, interesting, and modern look in brick paver patios. This pattern can be applied to all surfaces of your landscape, including your driveway. Herringbone creates multiple sight lines with its angled arrangement, giving you the ability to draw eyes where you want them to. It can look particularly stunning if you use a random blend of two or even three colors of a particular paver.

Spirals and Circles

You can create visual interest with your patio pavers by using some uncommon patterns. Circular and spiral patterns can work very well in an outdoor living space. These natural focal points also make a fascinating surface to walk on. Spirals and circles are a way to personalize a patio or emphasize a key feature such as a fire pit or seating area.

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