Have you heard? Travertine is trending in a big way on the outdoor design scene. If you want to jump on the natural stone band wagon by installing travertine pavers, here are a couple of ideas to while a weekend away.
Put travertine poolside
It’s almost summer, so now’s the time to revamp your pool deck. Concrete works for this area, but in the end it might just make you feel like you’re back at the community pool. We’re talking about your private swimming facility though, so why not class things up a bit?
Travertine can save your pool from looking drab. Houzz shows how tumbled ivory pavers in a French pattern make the area chic. When matched with pool coping, the slightly vintage but totally classy look can’t be beat.
Beside these good looks, the natural stone pavers also have impressive durability. You can forget about having to touch up cracked surfaces because these pieces last. Plus, the stone doesn’t fade in the sun like brick does.
Installing these pavers can be just the beginning of your pool deck revitalization. Let them inspire you to invest in high class poolside furniture, from some reclining lounge chairs to large white umbrellas.
Install travertine in your backyard patio
If you don’t have a pool, you can still take advantage of the travertine trend. Has your back patio seen better days? You might want to exchange the faded brick or dingy tile for distinctive travertine pavers.
By switching to this natural stone, you’ll be completely ready for your first barbeque this season. Your neighbors won’t be able to take their eyes off the varied color of whichever travertine blend you choose.
Again, let this switch to travertine trigger further outdoor design changes. This could be the year you invest in that outdoor bar you’ve been dreaming of for years. You can even line its countertops with travertine tile to match the patio surface.
HGTV recently showcased a similar entertainment space. With palm trees and green hedges alongside the pavers, the patio looked like that of a five-star hotel. Behind the bar, a bubbling fountain topped off this truly decadent atmosphere.
Still feel like your swankiness is lacking? You can always add lighting fixtures, like large cast-iron lanterns, to illuminate the space while adding classic style.
Whether you decide to install them by your pool or on your backyard patio, travertine pavers will help your patio be the talk of the town this summer.