Expanding your outdoor living space can be done with many different elements, but one that is not as pricey and yields a great return on investment is adding a custom paver patio. One of the top 10 items that people look for in a new home, patios can add extra entertainment space to your home and can even help increase the overall value of the property, according to the National Association of Realtors.

If you live in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, or other cities within the greater Grand Rapids area, read on to see why your property needs a custom paver patio.

1. Patios Increase Your Michigan Home's Value

Custom paver patio and walkway being constructed at Grand Rapids, MI home.

According to HGTV, the patios that yield the largest ROI are ones that look as though they have always been a part of the home. In other words, when patios are built using durable, attractive materials that complement the exterior of the property, there is a better ROI. Paver patios can be made with a variety of colors and designs and are completely customizable.

Note that in order to receive the best return on the money you're spending, it's best to install a patio that is proportionate to your property. If you have a small backyard, then a smaller patio is advised. An extensive patio, in this case, may price you out of the surrounding real estate market and you may not be able to recoup the costs. But if you have a large estate, then consider adding a larger patio with an outdoor kitchen and an LED landscape lighting system.

2. Custom Patios Add to Your Entertaining Space

If you do a lot of entertaining, custom paver patios can easily expand your entertainment space and give you a beautiful place for guests to sit outside. A patio also provides an area for patio furniture or a grill for outdoor cooking. If you're considering a larger patio, then you could also consider adding a fire pit or fireplace for those cooler autumn nights. For further enjoyment of the outdoors, add on some landscaping or a water feature that can attract wildlife.

3. Pavers Can Withstand Most Extreme Weather Conditions

Custom paver patio at a Grand Rapids, MI residential property.

One perk of paver patios is that pavers are durable and long-lasting. They can withstand most extreme weather conditions, which is important in the greater Grand Rapids area where we see a lot of snowfall each year. So long as they are properly maintained and sealed, patios can last for decades throughout the cold and hot weather—and patios typically don't require much maintenance. Sealing your pavers should happen every 3-5 years.

If you're thinking about adding a paver patio to your property, then contact us today!

With over 15 years of experience, the pros at Rose Landscape Services can consult with you and design a custom paver patio that looks great with your existing property, no matter the size or scope of your desired patio project. Give us a call today at (616) 293-0361 to discuss your hardscaping needs and set up an estimate with our team!