The weather is warming, the birds are singing and if we close our eyes we can almost feel the sun shining down on us during a summer BBQ. This is it folks—the season to enjoy the outdoors is finally upon us. However, before you get swept away planning the first backyard get-together of the year, you may be ready for an outdoor touch up first. With Triton Stone in your corner, you can turn any outdoor living space into THE space to pass the time all summer long.

Patio Perfect

When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, the patio is the ideal space to make your own. With a little imagination, a few great pieces of furniture and materials that boast both longevity and style, a patio space will truly shine.

Consider the following to narrow down on your al fresco vision:

  • Will it be an enclosed or covered space?
  • What is its main purpose? Are you trying to hold nightly dinners or simply provide shade?
  • Will it be attached to your home or set apart?
  • Does it need power connections?
  • How large does it need to be?
  • And, of course, what is the budget?

With these answers in mind, you can begin to plan the ultimate patio design. Our favorite patio materials include flagstone, slate and even porcelain tiles made to look like wood. By varying shades of flagstone or slate, you can create a beautiful patterned patio with faux dimension.

Finish the space with a comfortable patio set or swing, a durable, yet attractive, outdoor rug and a serving cart to keep cool beverages within arm’s reach on a hot day.

Pool Deck Musts

On a hot summer day there’s nothing better than a quick dip in the pool. But even when you’re a fish out of water, you can still enjoy the space around you. Pool decks have come a long way from the basic wooden planks or cement foundations from decades ago. Now, the areas surrounding pools are as thought through as the pools themselves.

Both limestone and travertine are just as beautiful as they are functional; by eliminating wood, you get durability and longevity from your summertime investment. Additionally, stone is a great choice for families—especially of young children—for two reasons. First, you remove the possibility of pool-time splinters from wood decks; and secondly, stone—which requires almost zero maintenance—also has natural friction to it. This will help to keep the pool area as slip-free as possible.

Finally, these materials blend seamlessly with stone poolscapes such as waterfalls, slides and other designs that will enhance and impress your guests.

There’s so much to be excited for in the upcoming months. Between the warm weather, school out for the summer and plenty of holidays to gather for, we know you want your backyard to be in tip top shape. For all of your gathering spaces you currently have—and the ones you’ve been dreaming of creating—let Triton Stone help you to get the job done. Unlike other materials that wear and tear in hot and wet conditions or a deck that fades too quickly in the direct summer sun, you’ll always get lasting quality with Triton. Contact us today to find out how our Crescent Collection is perfect for your spaces that require functionality, affordability and a stunning finish. TritonStone.com