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Terrain: Things to Consider When You Plan on Building a Deck or Patio

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

Welcome to the second installment of Florida Pavers & Pergolas: Things to Consider When You Plan on Building a Deck or Patio.

Work With What You Have - Make the Most Out of Your Yard's Layout


A deck or patio can drastically change the look and feel of a home. It is not just for those who live in hot climates; decks and patios are perfect for homeowners all over the world. Today we are going to be discussing how the terrain of your outdoor area will impact the design of your deck or patio.

Consideration #2: Terrain

Consideration number two is the terrain around your house. Depending on the landscape of your backyard, there might be certain limitations to what can be built. Does your backyard drop off significantly? Is your home on a hill where building a deck would really help open up space in your backyard in a simple way? Or is your backyard really flat and close to the access point where a simple patio would be a nice, easy thing to build? These seem like common sense questions, but thinking about these things is an important part of planning your build.

When you're thinking about building a patio or a deck you also need to consider access related to terrain. Important questions to ask yourself about access options are:

  • How do you access your outdoor living area most?

  • Is it that you’re coming from inside the house to the outside most of the time?

  • Are you using the backyard extensively? Do you have a pool or love to garden or play games?

  • Do you want to have stairs coming out the back door onto the living area?

  • Where do you want to have those stairs, for example, going from the deck into the backyard? Do you want to make the access from in the house as simple as possible, or do you want to make access from the backyard as simple as possible?

Patio paver decks are a great way to add value and beauty to your home. Florida Pavers & Pergolas is the premier company for all of your patio paver needs. We offer custom design and installation that will make you fall in love with your backyard again! Let us help you create an outdoor space that’s perfect for entertaining friends and family or just relaxing on a warm summer day. Our team of experts can transform any backyard into the perfect place to spend time outside. You deserve it!

Contact our team today at 407-502-3431 or click below for more information about how we can help you get started on designing the perfect outdoor oasis for your home!


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Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County, Volusia County, and Broward County. Our team commonly operates in Metro West, Doctor Phillips, Windermere, Kissimmee, Winter Garden, Gotha, Oviedo, Oakland, Apopka, College Park, Winter Park, Sorrento, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Heathrow, & Sanford.

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