An excellent way to create a sturdy, level underfoot surface in courtyards, patios or porches is with brick pavers. This classic look mixes perfectly with all different styles of architecture and decor. To install pavers, the exterior area must first be leveled and then a thin layer of sand is laid before the bricks are put in place. Once all bricks are set, another layer of sand is poured on top to fill the gaps and keep the bricks from shifting.
Gated Brick Paver Driveway To Mediterranean-Style Home
Brick pavers have a classic, Old World feel that fits perfectly with this home's Mediterranean-style exterior. A substantial wrought iron gate serves both form and function as privacy protection and a grand entrance.
The paver walkway narrows and widens, adding interest to the renovated landscape and exterior of a Minnesota home. Southview Design laid out the red brick pavers in a soldier course pattern and selected a lighter tone for the walkway's border. Modular retaining walls with wide steps and landings extend the home's architecture to the street.
Contemporary Patio with Boxwoods, Pavers, Brick and Plexiglass Screen
Boxwoods, such as the 'Green Mountain' boxwood on the left side of this contemporary patio, are wise, cost-concious purchases for courtyard shrubs because they have handsome foliage and grow to 3 feet high by 3 feet wide. Also, layering is a part of outdoor design. A plexiglass panel is front of a cedar fence in this patio by A Blade of Grass, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award. A plexiglass screen also can be a DIY project.
Neutral French Country Kitchen with Brown Brick Floor
As seen on Home Town, the Griffin residence has been fully renovated by hosts Ben and Erin Napier. The wall between the kitchen and breakfast area was removed and brick pavers were added with new paint and fixtures to completely change the look in these two rooms.
Brick and bluestone pavers accent the green garden borders of a hardscape renovation
A desolate looking side yard with a sloping dry creek bed has been converted into a stunning fusion of landscaping and hardscaping in this design with juxtaposes the colors of nature against the earth tones of brick and bluestone.