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Best Materials to Create a Modern Patio

Designing your own customized patio is an exciting process, but with so many material options to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right option for your home’s aesthetic. Whether your outdoor space is sleek and minimalist or modern with a retro flair, the team at Christie Cut Stone can help you find the perfect patio material. In this blog, we’ll discuss the best construction materials to use to create a modern patio, like:

  • Limestone

  • Travertine

  • Brick

  • Granite


Using limestone in your patio project is a great way to add modern elegance to your outdoor space. Because it’s a natural stone with a soft, timeless look, it really enhances your landscape’s organic elements. Limestone is also incredibly durable — it can handle almost any weather conditions and is very easy to maintain. This material even has insulating properties, meaning it will keep your patio’s surface from getting too cold in the winter and too hot in summer.

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Like limestone, travertine is another natural stone that is a great material for a modern patio. With its opulent look, travertine can enhance the look of your outdoor area and works well with a sleek, luxurious aesthetic. This stone comes in a range of colors from neutral grays to rusty reds, so you can easily match your home’s color palette. 

While the traditional way to use travertine in outdoor areas is with tiles, pavers are another great building option. Pavers are thicker and larger slabs of stone compared to tile, making them optimal for flooring projects. Travertine pavers are also slip-resistant, making them a smart choice for homeowners that have a pool or are looking to add one.

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When it comes to enhancing your outdoor space, brick is a time-tested, classic material. However, you can put a modern spin on this timeless option to fit the look and feel of your home. Some ways you can upgrade brick to better match your aesthetic include:


Using neutral-colored paint, like white, ivory, gray, or black, can make classic red brick look more modern and create an open-feeling space. 

Designing a Distinctive Layout

Rather than choosing a traditional brick layout, choosing a striking pattern can help add a modern flair to your patio. Diagonal herringbone patterns are all the rage in 2022!

Picking a Unique Shape

If rectangular bricks feel too “square” for your modern home, opt for a unique shape! Hexagonal bricks are a fan-favorite for making outdoor flooring look like tile, while keeping the texture of the brick.

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Unlike other patio construction materials, granite is frequently used in indoor spaces — this allows homeowners to create a unified, seamless look when tying an indoor and outdoor area together. Because it comes in many different colors and patterns, you can easily match any existing, modern-looking granite you may have, or choose a new variety entirely. Granite is also resilient and hard wearing, so it can withstand most outdoor elements and climates. 

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Make Something Modern with Christie Cut Stone

The team at Christie Cut Stone can help you create a stunning patio that will harmonize with the modern feel of your home. Contact us today and let our experts find the perfect material for your project and budget!


Posted by Michael Christie at 09:45