Spring is officially here! And, for Long Island’s homeowners, it’s time to start taking to our backyards to prepare for summer! For most of us, summer means backyard parties and barbecues. Obviously, we want our yards to look as vibrant and inviting as possible when we’re entertaining.

When it comes to backyard masonry projects, there are numerous ways to totally revitalize your outdoor space. However, what many homeowners tend to overlook this time of year (surprisingly) are their patios. Essentially, a patio is very often the center or focal point of a backyard. As a result, the transformation of your patio is basically a transformation of your whole backyard. In this post, we’ll acknowledge and discuss some of the most effective, stylish and simple ways to upgrade your backyard patio and give you the ultimate party or relaxation space.


But First, Considerations When Choosing a New Patio:

Once you begin planning your patio’s upgrade, there’s a few things you should ask yourself before pursuing a project. This way, it will make the decision-making process much smoother. Before moving forward, ask yourself:

  • How do you plan on using your patio?
  • Do you have aspirations for future ponds or water features?
  • What kind of aesthetic are you aiming for?
  • What future additions are you planning on? (Fire pits, outdoor kitchens, etc.)

These are just a few of the crucial questions to take into consideration before making any patio-related decisions. Basically, it’s always best to have a solid plan and a distinct idea of what you want. Establishing these choices beforehand will make the process much simpler for you.

outdoor bar and kitchen

1. Add an Outdoor Bar & Kitchen to Your Patio

As Long Island’s foremost masonry contractor, we’re very much up-to-date on the most popular and requested trends in home design and construction. At the moment, the ultimate summer patio upgrade is the height of style, function and convenience: the outdoor kitchen!

There’s many reasons to install an outdoor kitchen in your backyard. Essentially, they’re the perfect home project for the quintessential host. Additionally, as an added bonus, they’ll give your home a lot more value.

Add an Outdoor Kitchen

round fire pit with masonry seating area

2. Build in an Fireplace

Is there anyone who doesn’t love getting cozy around a fire at night? Outdoor fire pits are a fabulous addition to any patio. Also, the multitude of styles and design choices make the decision-making process a lot of fun, if sometimes overwhelming. In addition, they’re another patio upgrade that’s perfect for anyone who’s passionate about entertaining in the summer.

Moreover, as a bonus, they’ll give your home more value and they can also play an integral role in your nightly routine all year round. A patio fire pit or fireplace isn’t strictly for the summertime. Isn’t the idea of cozying up next to a crackling fire on a chilly autumn night wildly enticing?

Add a Fire Pit to Your Patio


masonry seating area around fire pit with outdoor pillow accents

3. Add Masonry Seating to Any Patio

Never underestimate the remarkably transformative power of masonry patio furniture! Basically, the right seating areas can turn your backyard from dull and generic to vibrant and stylish instantly. Additionally, it always helps to have a distinct idea of your patio’s aesthetic in mind beforehand. This way, you know precisely which pieces will compliment your patio most effectively.

Another benefit to masonry seating, is that you don’t have to worry about dragging furniture pieces in and out of the garage with every season change. Like pictured above, one large wall of seating wall will give you permanent furniture, and reduce the headache of storing and moving outdoor furniture.

Additionally, you don’t have to worry about those spring and summer rain showers! Masonry seating is long-lasting and has minimal upkeep! Simply add a few outdoor pillows for an added splash of color and comfort.

Add Seating to Your Patio

hot tub with pool water fall

3. Hot Tub

Anyone looking for a flawless home upgrade can’t possibly deny the universal appeal of a hot, bubbling jacuzzi. They’re a fantastic addition to any patio, and no homeowner has ever regretted installing one. Additionally, like outdoor fireplaces, they provide exceptional comfort and relaxation benefits all year round.

Hot tubs can be worked into the existing patio by being free-standing, or added on to any poolscape.

masonry planter with waterfall added to patio and pool

4.Add Planters and Gardens

If you’re looking to quickly transform your patio, adding some plants and flowers can be revolutionary. And, when on a tighter budget, this can give you plenty of options. Fortunately, with a little vision and some elbow grease, you can still give your patio a huge visual boost.

Along with a masonry planter, we can work in a waterfall into your pool. Not only is this fun for swimmers, but the trickling sound is calming during the relaxing, warm days of summer.


Happy Summer!

At Flawless Masonry, we’re in the business of giving Long Island the homes, backyards and driveways of their dreams. Now that spring is here and summer is right around the corner, there’s no better time to get started on the perfect backyard or patio project.

For more information on Flawless Masonry or what we can do for your home, contact us today!