When creating a contemporary patio select your paving carefully as the chosen slab should complement the remainder of the garden. It is important to remember that contemporary design is based upon a minimalist and simple approach with clean lines, geometric shapes and structure. A vast variety of materials are available to select from including real stone paving , concrete, decking and a whole range of synthetic products, so choosing your products wisely is key.
Before installing the patio it is also important to consider if any lighting is to be included in the garden, and if so the style of lighting. By deciding this early it will be possible to lay any cabling underneath the patio, and if any lights are to be recessed into the paving this can be catered for during construction.