Create Your Dream Outdoor Living Space in MN with a Custom Patio
A patio extends your home’s livable space outdoors. Warner’s Outdoor Solutions has been expertly designing and constructing custom patios for Minnesota’s Twin Cities homeowners since the 1990s. Whether you prefer natural stone, pavers, concrete, or stamped concrete, we will collaborate with you to build the ideal patio for relaxing, dining, and entertaining.
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Benefits of a Custom Patio
A thoughtfully designed patio offers far more than just a place to sit outdoors. The right patio can enhance your exterior, provide versatile outdoor living space, and boost your property value.
- Expanded Outdoor Living Space – Patios add functional square footage to your home, creating areas to cook, dine, lounge, play, garden and more. Well-planned patios feel like additional rooms.
- Versatile Entertaining & Relaxation – Tailor your patio for how you want to enjoy it. Dine al fresco with friends, host family gatherings, unwind with a book, play with pets or kids, or flex your green thumb in garden spaces.
- Enhanced Home Value & Curb Appeal – Attractive, high-quality patios indicate a well-maintained home. Our skilled workmanship creates designs that impress potential buyers and complement architecture.
- Ties in Home Exterior Design – We complete the look with patios that unify your home’s style. Materials, shapes, finishes and colors seamlessly blend with siding, stonework, and surroundings.
- Low Maintenance – Proper installation and smart material selection, like pavers and sealed concrete, minimizes maintenance. You spend less time on upkeep and more time enjoying your space.
Patio Installation Process
While timelines vary, you can expect the following patio construction phases:
- Consultation – We meet to discuss your vision, assess the yard, and provide design recommendations. This is an opportunity to explore materials and layout options.
- Design – Considering your home style, lifestyle and budget, we create a tailored patio design plan for your approval.
- Permits – We submit required permits and ensure compliance with local regulations. Permit approval usually takes 2-4 weeks.
- Site Prep – We layout, excavate and level the area, removing any existing surfaces. This phase typically takes 1-2 days.
- Installation – Our artisans skillfully install your new patio over 3-5 days based on size and materials. We may also build steps, retaining walls, planter boxes, etc. during this phase.
- Finishing – We complete any final decorative touches, grouting, sealing and color staining for a cohesive finished look.
- Inspection & Cleanup – Once completed, we walk you through, haul debris, and clean up the site, leaving your yard pristine.
With our breadth of expertise, we’ll guide you in choosing the ideal patio material for your needs and preferences.
- Natural Stone – Flagstone, travertine, blue stone, and other natural stone types create a classic, elegant look. The irregular shapes and earthy tones beautifully complement gardens and water features. Natural stone offers unique textures and appearance, but requires annual sealing and can be more expensive.
- Pavers – Clay brick and concrete pavers bring charming style to any patio. We create stunning patterns, textures, and colors by expertly arranging varied pavers. Pavers won’t crack but the gaps between them can allow weed growth if not properly maintained. Pavers offer affordability and diverse looks.
- Concrete – Poured concrete is the most durable patio material. Its seamless surface can be shaped into any form. Concrete patios can last decades but require proper installation and sealing to prevent cracking long-term. The material is affordable and perfect for modern designs.
- Stamped Concrete – We imprint textures and patterns into concrete to mimic natural slate, stone, brick and other elegant finishes. This achieves the visual appeal of natural materials with the durability and affordable cost of concrete. We match patterns to your home’s style.
- Porous Pavement – For an eco-friendly patio, porous concrete and pavers allow rainwater to filter through. This reduces runoff and pooling. Perfect for patios surrounded by gardens and landscape elements. Provides permeability without compromising style.
- Artificial Grass – Whether you’re looking for a putting green, a low-maintenance green space or a dedicated area for your pet to “go,” artificial grass for your patio is an excellent option. Many of the artificial turfs are realistic, durable and incredibly low maintenance.
Backyard Patio Styles & Ideas
With countless options, we actualize any patio vision. Consider which style best suits your exterior layout, architecture and intended use.
- Classic Square/Rectangular – This versatile shape works with any backyard. Straight lines emanate a clean, contemporary look. For larger yards, a sprawling rectangular shape provides abundant space.
- Irregular Shaped – Organic, free-form designs complement gardens and landscape features. The irregular edges create visual interest and maximize yard space.
- Multi-Level Patios – Tiered levels provide depth and accommodate changes in terrain. Steps, short retaining walls and plantings can separate each patio section.
- Wraparound Patios – Extend living space outside sliding doors, linking interior rooms to the outdoors. L-shaped designs seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor areas.
- Covered Patios – A roof, awning or pergola provides shade and shelter for your patio, expanding the seasons you can enjoy your outdoor space. Warner’s specializes in pergola patio covers, offering a variety of designs and styles including free-standing, attached and custom designs.
- Fireplace Patios – A fireplace or firepit becomes a warm gathering spot on cool evenings. Choose elegant masonry or prefabricated gas options.
Why Choose Warner’s?
Our expertise in designing and building custom patios is unmatched.
- 25+ Years Experience – We’ve built countless stunning patios across designs, materials and sizes. Our seasoned team has seen it all and can actualize your unique vision.
- Skilled Craftsmanship – From shaping ornate stonework to finishing concrete, our artisans have mastered their craft. Meticulous prep work and proper installation ensure quality.
- Wide Range of Options – With a huge selection of materials, textures, colors, patterns and layouts, we can accommodate any style. We also handle lighting, appliances, and fixtures.
- Handles Entire Process – We manage your project from first consultation through final inspection. Our turnkey service includes permits and handles delivery and waste removal.
- Stands Behind Our Work – Your satisfaction and a job done right matters. We guarantee our craftsmanship and use the highest quality materials to build durable, lasting patios.
Answers to FAQs About Warner’s Patio Builders
What is the best material for patios?
Concrete, pavers, and natural stone each make fantastic patios. We recommend materials based on your aesthetic preferences, usage, and maintenance considerations.
How long does patio construction take?
Typically 4-6 weeks from start to finish based on weather, permitting and project size. We provide a detailed timeline after your consultation.
When is the best time to build a patio?
Spring and summer are ideal due to favorable weather. However, we can install patios year round as long as the ground is not frozen. Keep in mind delays can happen due to extreme cold or rain.
How long should a patio last?
With proper installation and maintenance, a quality patio should last 15-25 years or more. Regular sealing and repairing cracks preserves longevity. We use the most durable materials.
What can I put on my patio?
Feel free to incorporate furnishings like seating, planters, fireplaces, grills, lighting, water features, and any amenities you desire! We help select and install fixtures tailored to your vision.
Unlock Your Yard’s Potential with a Custom Patio — Contact Warner’s Today!
Our patios create outdoor spaces perfect for relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying time with family. Contact us to bring your ideal patio vision to life!