Spring has finally come to Minnesota, and warmer weather is here at last. Pretty soon, you’ll be ready for backyard barbecues and sipping tea in the sun. That’s why now is the perfect time to create a backyard haven you’ll love.


At The Construction Group in Maplewood, our home improvement contractors love working with homeowners to create beautiful patios their whole families will enjoy all summer. If you’ve been thinking of creating a custom patio, we can work with you to create exactly what you’re dreaming of. Read on to learn some of our favorite tips for creating the custom patio of your dreams.


1.      Consider adding a pergola.

A pergola is an incomplete overhead structure that adds an attractive focal point to your deck area. It’s also perfect for hanging lanterns, light strings, and wind chimes. While it doesn’t provide complete cover, it can lessen the full impact of the sun and create a dreamy space where you and your family can lounge on pleasant days. Done right, a pergola can function as an outdoor living space all its own.


2.      Add a built-in dining nook.

A built-in dining space on your patio gives you and your guests a place to relax, play cards, sip lemonade, and enjoy the outdoors. It’s a cozy little spot that can encourage conversation, and it’s the perfect excuse to cook out every nice evening of the summer.


3.      Surround your patio with benches.

Benches around the perimeter of your patio provide a functional space that looks great and offers a welcome respite. But they can also create a sneaky hidden storage space for your kids’ toys, gardening equipment, and more. Add outdoor cushions to create a charming hangout your family will love.


4.      Add a fire pit.

There’s nothing quite like hanging out under the stars on a cool summer evening. Consider building a cozy little seating area around a fire pit on your patio to create the ultimate summer evening haven.


5.      Create a space for cocktail hour.

If you love to entertain, a built-in outdoor bar is a perfect touch for your patio. Add in shelves or a space for your grill. Or create a place to hang lights above your bar to give in a warm glow.


Get in Touch with our Maplewood Home Contracting Services

If your patio is little more than a slab of concrete, it’s time to rethink your outdoor space. If you’re dreaming of a magical backyard hideaway, our team of home contractors at The Construction Group can help. 


Our custom carpentry professionals can create anything you can dream up from a beautiful deck to cabinetry installation. Contact our team at 651-731-5857 or contact us to talk about how we can make your dreams come true.