Project Planning Outdoor
If you are a homeowner, renovating, or building a new house, there are many aspects of any outdoor living project to consider when starting a new project. Whether you love looking at home design magazines or watching home renovation shows, it can get you thinking about what you want in your home's curb appeal or backyard oasis.
With Garden State Porcelain Pavers, we want to offer our customers not only high-quality and beautifully designed porcelain pavers, but we also want to educate you on what important things to consider when starting a driveway renovation, patio, outdoor kitchen, or pool deck.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DESIGN
1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
Cut pictures from interior design magazines or search the internet for matching color palettes and designs that you love
2. CHOOSING A COLOR PALETTE
Choose one main color and up to 2 accent colors for your design. The main color should be a neutral color like beige, white, silver, black, or grey. Great and timeless accent colors are gold, turquoise, red, blue or oranges. Keep in mind your pool tile should be a complimenting color to your porcelain paver color.
3. MATCH YOUR PAVER TO THE MAIN COLOR PALETTE
If you are going with beige as your main color, take a look at our 2cm Shellstone or Sandstone. For grey tones check out our Quarts Griss, Sandstone Grey, or Silver Travertine. If you want your paver design to pop, try the DaVinci design in 2cm or 3cm.
HOW TO CHOOSE SHAPES & PATTERNS
1. CHOOSING A PATTERN
The most common is the straight lay pattern, which will create an overall grid pattern. The running brick pattern is a pattern consistently used on walkways that creates an offset design for each row. The herringbone pattern is booming back into popularity and mostly seen on home design shows. This beautiful design features 45-degree angles with a "v"-shape.
2. MAKE A UNIQUE DESIGN
Some of our porcelain pavers come in multiple sizes allowing for unique design opportunities. With some Porcelain Pavers available in both 24"x24" and 16"x32". If you have a talented install team, you may be able to create a unique look.
3. PLANK VS. SQUARE PORCELAIN PAVERS
We offer plank porcelain pavers that are a favorite among commercial contractors and builders. Our Cadore Rover and Cadore Frassino plank porcelain pavers come in 8"x32" size, resembling wood planks. These are great for a rustic or Italian Villa design. Square porcelain pavers are more traditional and transcend time in 24"x24" and 12"x12" sizes.
4. THINK ABOUT YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE
When choosing a shape and pattern, think about the space you are designing. If you need to elongate your surface area, it could be good to go with a longer rectangle or plank shaped porcelain paver opposed to a traditional square shape.