Unlike concrete pavers, natural travertine is far less repetitious. And while travertine pavers are great, but the best results in Phoenix travertine patio design comes from greater variety in applying them. We prefer using mixed sizes and larger pieces for a more refined finish. There are less lines, and less pieces, creating a cleaner, less busy paved surface.
This recently finished Phoenix travertine patio project looks random, though there is a laying pattern. Without a pattern, it’s much harder to evenly distribute the different shapes and sizes of block in a way that looks really good everywhere. And varied shapes does away with that repetitious cookie cutter look those regimented courses convey. A far more soothing aura.
The clients added those most important outdoor living features. A compact built in BBQ with bar seating for four crafted of stucco finish over block construction, and capped with a tumbled travertine counter to match the paving. Nearby is their new gas-burning fire pit designed to match the BBQ cabinet. And those blue Adirondack chairs around the fire feature are the perfect shade to echo the pool water, pulling a cooling note to the other side of the backyard. That blue is repeated on the outdoor furniture cushions they’ve selected too, really pulling the color scheme together from any point of view.
Great use of space in a smaller yard doesn’t always mean you’ve got to sacrifice features or it gets too crowded. There’s plenty of open space here to add extra seating, and still have ample room for people to move in and out of the house, as well from one area to another. And they’ve got lots of shady space too. Check out the gorgeous shade structure that runs the full length of the house.