Adding a patio or walkway to your home is a great way to personalize your landscape and extend your living space to the outdoors.
Before you begin your project, create a plan. Map out your existing landscape on graph paper, including major elements such as your home, existing walkways and trees. Consider sight lines from windows and doors and how your project will affect them. Add your project to the plan, and work toward a finished design accurate to 1 inch.
When you plan your patio or walkway, your desired use will help determine the location:
There are some other practical considerations: Keep away from underground utilities and avoid areas near large trees — the roots will be difficult to deal with, and damaging them could harm the trees.
Project shape and paver style, color and pattern are largely a matter of personal taste. They should reflect your style and complement your home and landscape. They should also fit the function of your project and the needs of the people who will use the patio or walkway. For example, tumbled-stone pavers provide a classic, timeworn look, while a smoother, more regular surface may work better for guests who use walkers or wheelchairs.
Path decoration material such as path lights sidewalk lights are good choices
Path lighting systems are a nice way to showcase your home as well as for guiding visitors along the walkway after the sun has set, Path lights come in a wide variety of styples, shapes and colours