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Increase Your Home Value with a Custom Stone Patio

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A custom stone patio can be the creme de la creme of your outdoor landscaping. You’ll be the go-to destination among friends and family for get-togethers. Add elements like outdoor heaters and a fire pit, and you can extend the amount of time you spend outside in the greater Baltimore area. If you want the ultimate in natural stone patios, then it’s time to consult the experts. Find a local respected custom patio design and installation contractor in your area, like Valley Landscaping. Narrowing down all of the choices can be overwhelming, so make the process easy so that you can soon be sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying your outdoor oasis.

Custom Decks and Patios Add Value

Experts agree that outdoor patios can be one of the top additions to a home’s value. Patios are a sought-after feature when people shop for homes, making them a valuable addition when you go to sell your own home.

The type of patio material you choose will depend on personal preference, size of the patio, location, budget, and the design aesthetic you want. Here are some of the most common materials:

Cut Stone

Cute stone is often cut into squares or rectangles to create a more uniform, clean look. It contains smooth surfaces and square edges and can be grouped in even rows or separated. Common cut stones include granite, sandstone, marble, phyllite, slate, and travertine.


Many people choose flagstone for patios because of the large flat slabs up to three inches thick. They are also popular for their irregular and unpredictable shapes. Types of flagstone include quartzite, sandstone, bluestone, and limestone.


Concrete is both versatile and adaptable to almost any backyard environment. It’s also easy to maintain and clean and comes in various shapes, colors, textures, and patterns. Choose from smooth, brushed, stamped, scored, or painted concrete.


If you’re going for a classic look, brick is the material you want. It is a sturdy and durable material, and you can match the brick that may already be around your home—brickworks in both rustic and formal settings, as well as traditional and modern environments.

Patio Pavers

You may think of patio pavers as small pink or gray squares. However, pavers have come a long way. You now have unlimited colors, textures, patterns, and shapes options. Pavers are easy to install, repair, and even easier to replace. They emulate other types of stone, such as cut stone, brick, or cobblestones.

Stone Patio Design Ideas

If you’re not sure where to start with your patio design, not to worry, Valley Landscaping has you covered. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking.

Small Sitting Patio

If you’re looking for a well-designed but simple space to sit out and enjoy your front or backyard, then a small stone patio may fit the bill. It will add curb appeal to your home without a lot of maintenance. Put out a pair of comfy chairs and some potted plants, and you’re set to enjoy your new space.

Complete Natural Stone Patio

If you’re looking for a total entertaining area and have the room, build a complete outdoor patio as an extension of your home. Consider it an outdoor room, complete with space to eat, lounge, or even enjoy a fire. Don’t forget to consider outdoor lighting needs in this large space.

Spa or Pool Patio

If you’ve got a water feature like a hot tub or pool (even a lake or pond), then adding a stone patio space next to it can be the ultimate for creating the feeling of a vacation or spa getaway for you and any guests. Plus, the stone can connect the artificial features of a pool or hot tub to those of the natural landscaping surrounding it.

Outdoor Kitchen Patio

If you love to spend lots of time in your backyard, this option is ideal, especially for the foodie. You can cook outdoors any time of year and host meals alfresco in the warmer weather. Design the space with room for your grill and a dining table, as well as a built-in fire pit with a natural stone sitting area.

Stone Deck & Patio

Update that old wooden deck off your patio door with a beautiful natural stone deck instead. Enhance it with a natural stone patio coming off of the deck to create an outdoor entertaining experience you’ll enjoy for years to come with family and friends.

Valley Landscaping Specializes in Custom Decks and Patios

If you are looking for quality custom patio installation, contact Valley Landscaping today. We offer comprehensive patio design, installation, and maintenance on all types of patios. Whether you are moving into a new home or looking to replace your old patio, we can take your ideas and create a unique patio concept exactly the way you want it.

Our licensed and trained contractors can design and implement patios that are functional, safe, and suitable for any backyard environment. We build patios around homes, pools, gardens, and other areas on the lawn.

When you partner with Valley Landscaping, you’ll be working with seasoned professionals who can help you through every phase of your project. Our patio installation services include:

  • 3D software design & rendering
  • Material procurement and delivery
  • Full patio installation
  • Ongoing maintenance and repair

We can also add components to your patio, such as an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, stone wall, or additional landscaping services. We deliver a complete patio installation experience for one-stop shopping.

Call our design and installation team at 410.983.6261 for a free no-hassle consultation.