Enjoy the Outdoors with Custom Backyard Spaces

Beautiful backyard with pergola, retaining walls, and custom paver patio installed by Pavertime.

Outdoor living spaces are often overlooked, but they can pack a big punch when you get creative with your design. Creating custom backyard spaces can be fun and can transform your yard into a true sanctuary.

Creating multiple areas within your outdoor living space can make it easier to entertain guests. Maybe you want a patio, pergola, and outdoor kitchen! With a thorough custom design, each can flow into the next to create an entertaining paradise in your backyard.

This blog will cover: 

  • What to consider when customizing your backyard
  • Different elements for customization
  • Choosing the right pavers
  • Finding the right contractor

Things to Consider When Customizing a Backyard Space

Your backyard is a sanctuary in your home—a space that should be an escape from everyday life. Backyards should be designed with the same care and consideration as your interior spaces.

A good design balances hosting areas and non-hosting functions for maximum versatility. For example, a patio that’s more for a family gathering might be paired with a seating area or fire pit pavilion for bigger parties.

Pro Tip: Think about how you use your outdoor space and what activities are the most important to you – do you host dinner parties regularly, or do you like hanging out on your patio with family?

To ensure that your backyard gets plenty of use, create a space that’s easy to access. This means placing entertainment areas in locations where toddlers, children, adults, and the elderly can all get to and from without a lot of difficulties.

Different Elements for Customizing Your Backyard Space

A custom backyard space is a great way to create an oasis within your home. It can be the perfect place for family barbecues, birthday parties, an Astros viewing party, and more. 

The design of your backyard is just as important as the layout of your interior rooms. When designing your yard, start with considering the flow of traffic in each area and how it will connect to the rest of the yard with walkways or hardscaping elements.

Another important element of customizing your backyard is to select focal points. These can be the lounding area, an intricate fireplace, or even a piece of art—this can be anything that you want to be the center of attention in your yard

Pro Tip: Focal points can help your backyard look more spacious and help ease any visual clutter. They can also be a great way to infuse your personality into the landscape. 

Our Pavetime team can customize your yard with all types of elements like:

Choosing the Right Pavers for Your Project

It’s important to choose the right pavers for your project. There are several elements to consider when it comes to choosing pavers, including color, material, and shape.

First, take a look at the architectural features of your home and choose a paver style that complements the design. Modern yards would look great with a sleek paver like Dimensions™ from Belgard. For a cottage feel, a cobblestone paver would be perfect. 

Next, consider the space you’re paving and what it will be used for. You should also consider how the climate and weather patterns in your area will affect the type of paver you choose. If your yard tends to flood, consider permeable pavers. If you like to spend summers by the pool, consider travertine tiles to keep the patio cool!

Once you have an idea of the type of pavers you’re interested in, it’s time to start thinking about color. There are many colors available for patio pavers, so it’s important to select hues that will work well with your home and garden.

We especially recommend Belgard pavers, Keystone by Pavestone, and Bluestone. 

How to Find a Good Contractor

Hiring the right contractor is a big deal. You want a company that can provide quality work at a fair price while also understanding your vision for the project.

A good contractor will take the time to understand your needs and help you come up with a design that reflects your unique needs and style. This can make a daunting project into a fun and exciting experience.

A great way to find a good contractor is to ask for referrals from friends and family. You can also use online resources and call local hardware stores and real estate agents for recommendations. You can also look at their project photos of finished backyards. This will help you get a good idea of the type of work a contractor does and whether or not it fits your personal style.  

Also, be sure to inquire about financing to find contractors with flexible financing options. If you’re in the Houston area, Pavertime offers 6-month or 12-month financing, same as cash—just call us today to get started.


Creating a custom backyard space can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and make your outdoor living space truly special. Whether you want to create an outdoor oasis, a cozy patio area, or just add some seating, there are countless options when it comes to customizing your backyard. 

With a little creativity and the right professionals on your side, you can make your dream backyard come to life. If you’re ready to start making your dreams a reality, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Pavertime for more information. We’re here to help you create the perfect backyard space that can be enjoyed for years to come!

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