The question that has burned in the back of the minds a lot of homeowners is if they should build a new patio or just simply buy one. Patios can be a bit tricky because they’re not relatively easy to build such as a room remodel and there’s a lot of personalization that can go into them. Let’s say you’re building a nice scenic view patio outback and you want everything to be as white as possible, there’s a lot of options and it can get confusing rather quickly.
Not only that but there’s so many practical situations to deal. Sure, there are your design issues but do you even have the room to expand on your patio, what about the integrity of your structure? Can it handle adding some additional space onto the patio? Depending on the design and setup of your house, there’s a lot of questions you’re going to have to answer before you take the dive and start building a new patio.
To make this process a bit easier on yourself and others around you involved in the decision making process, what you can do is start up a list of pros and con to building your own patio versus just simply buying one. Remember, buying a patio outright not only has to match your house but it has to be transported, setup and things can get costly very quickly. Or you can hire a professional brick and patio company such as Pave Your Way Masonry and Blacktop
The pros of building a patio
- When you build a patio, you can create a design that’s specific to your home environment.
- You can include your own custom design features in the build.
- You can concurrently plan your patio around other renovation projects around the home-owner’s
The cons of building a patio
- Building your own patio can be a lot of time and money that needs to be committed to that alone. This will make things far more complex if you’re also doing other projects in sync with the patio project.
- When patios are built, most people don’t have time to do it themselves, so it’s usually done through people like contractors or other third-parties.
The pros of buying a patio
- When you buy a patio from the get go, you’re getting a patio that has not only been approved by any council that needs to approve it but it’s coming with everyone you already want in it.
- Professional companies handle all of the approvals required and the plans required to build it.
- All of the project costs will be presented up front and there’s never going to be any surprises as to getting your final bill.
- You don’t have to second guess what you want as there’s a multitude of designs available.
The cons of buying a patio
- Of course, with buying a patio, this means you won’t get your own custom design suited towards your needs.