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Patio Design Services

If you’re in need of patio design services, you’ll want only the best professionals for the job. At Natural Environments Corporation, we’re dedicated to improving your landscaping with solutions that are beautiful, functional, and fit your budget. With 40 years of experience and a team of landscaping experts, we bring results that satisfy time and time again. Request a quote today to get started on your patio design.

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Why should you Hire a Patio Design Service?

Our professional patio design service can ensure that your new patio is both beautiful and functional. You just need to provide your budget and what you’re looking for, and our patio design service experts will work with you to design the perfect patio. This design is used to guide the installation process once you decide to get it installed.

How Patio Design Services Conducted?

When you’re considering installing a new patio, it’s important to have a proper design figured out. At first, it might seem simple — just draw a rectangle and it’s good enough. However, the reality of patio design is much more involved than you might think. Here are a few details our team takes into account when designing your patio.


Every type of soil has a particular load-bearing capacity — that is to say, how much weight it can hold. Additionally, some soil types are susceptible to frost heaving, so we will examine the type of environment you’re in and design the patio accordingly.

Intended Use

Intended use is a major part of patio design, because it affects the size and the layout of the patio. Are you going to entertain your family and friends? Are you planning to have an outdoor kitchen? Do you want a hot tub installed? A good design will take all these factors into account. 

For example, we might design a smaller patio if you just want a simple dining area for four people. Meanwhile, if you want a full-fledged outdoor entertainment space, the patio design will need to be larger to accommodate both the amenities and guests. 


Part of the appeal of patios isn’t just the functionality, but the aesthetics, too. Ideally, a patio should match your personal style and fit with your house’s design. 


A patio design should also fit within your budget. A patio that takes all your desires into account is great, but only if it’s economically feasible. A professional patio design contractor like Natural Environments Corporation is familiar with the costs of different materials and can design a patio that fits your budget.

Local Regulations

One of the most important things when designing a patio is meeting local regulations. Sometimes patios require permits, and when they do, you’ll need a compliant patio design. Drawings need to be submitted to get a permit. If the patio doesn’t meet regulations, you could be charged a fine and be forced to remove it.

Once the professional considers everything mentioned above, they will design the patio. The design will be outlined on detailed drawings with the measurements and layout of the patio. If you’d like a professional patio design that considers every detail, request a quote from us today to get started.

What Happens if Patio Design Services Aren’t Done Correctly?

Patio design can be a daunting job for your average property owner because mistakes can easily occur. For example, you might calculate the expected price of the patio incorrectly. Once the design is complete, you’ll have to deal with the disappointment of having a dream patio design you can’t actually install. 

On the flip side, it’s also possible to overestimate the price. An inexperienced contractor may tell you that they’ll need to take out certain features for it to fit your budget when this isn’t necessary. 

Other than pricing, many more issues can come up when you go to install the patio. If the patio design didn’t take the subsoils into account, the foundation may be unstable. This can lead to structural damage like unwanted cracking. If you want a beautiful new patio that is installed properly and creates a new outdoor space that you and your family can’t wait to use, you should consult a professional to handle your patio design needs. Get in touch with us today to request a quote for our expert patio design services. 


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Natural Environments Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, patio design services are worth it. As mentioned, there are many factors that go into a patio design. Neglecting one of these factors or making errors during the design process can lead to all kinds of problems. You will save money and time with a professional patio designer. Additionally, they have the knowledge and experience to maximize your budget and give you a design you’ll be satisfied with.

Yes, it is possible to get a beautiful patio with a low budget. The main factor to consider when it comes to pricing is the materials you use. A wooden patio will be much more expensive than a gravel patio, for example. If you’re on a budget, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional patio designer. They’ll be able to create a realistic yet beautiful design that meets your needs. 

There is no single ideal patio size; it really depends on the situation. If you just want a patio for a small dining area, then you could get away with a smaller 12 by 12 foot patio. However, if you’re looking for a patio that can accommodate a full-fledged outdoor kitchen and dining area for guests, the size will need to increase accordingly. Professional patio design services can recommend the perfect size patio for your specific use case.

Yes, a well-designed patio can increase property value. Patios are seen as a valuable feature of homes since they’re a great place to unwind and entertain. Patios that can accommodate specific features like a hot tub can also make your home seem more luxurious. The exact value increase can vary widely depending on your specific patio and the area you’re in. We recommend talking to a professional home appraiser if you want to determine how much your new patio will increase your property value. 



Our landscaping services in Minneapolis St. Paul – Twin Cities include landscape design, retaining walls, boulder retaining walls, stone walls, rip rap, shoreline erosion control, patios, driveways, helical piers and more.


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