Travertine imported from quarries in Mexico is a great choice for creating stunning courtyard flooring, sidewalks, pool decks and patio designs. The Arizona climate allows this more fragile stone tile to be long lasting and wear beautifully in Scottsdale and Phoenix outdoor living spaces.
Combining travertine pavers and stucco masonry to echo the look of adobe allows your Phoenix or Scottsdale landscaping to blend nicely with the look of an Arizona home and the natural colors of the desert landscape. Sometimes it is easy to forget that residential landscaping was meant to look at home with the overall unmaintained areas stretching to the horizon. While all homeowners seek to frame their homes and outdoor living spaces with great beauty that may be exotically foreign to the surrounding natural areas, the use of natural stone can easily create just the right balance.
Many of our Scottsdale and Phoenix patio designs make use of both upright structures, and steps for different levels to complete the hardscaping area. This particular travertine pavers outdoor living space’s design is right at home on the waterfront in Sun City. Here traversing the change in grade from the walkout level to the boat dock was done with matching the color of stucco masonry to one of the darker tones in the stone tiles.
This low maintenance landscape design is perfectly suited to the homeowner’s lifestyle and makes a wonderful asset to their property as well. Stucco masonry was used to create the step risers, raised planter and garden walls capped by hand cut travertine coping. The outdoor living space’s stone paving has given this homeowner a look is very stylish and elegant, yet relaxing and large enough for entertaining when the need arises.
When considering your options in patio design, using natural stone paving like travertine pavers gives you the benefit of timeless beauty. While design trends come and go as we all know, stone paving has never gone out of style. Since outdoor living spaces and other paved surfaces are important parts of landscape design as well as being a more expensive part of any home improvement installation, it makes a great deal of sense to select a hardscaping material that will not soon look outdated.
It would be a simple thing to add outdoor fireplaces to travertine pavers patio designs or water features using this same type of combination of stucco masonry and natural stone paving. You’ll have a selection of colors to choose from in travertine making it easy to create just the right accent or blend between your Scottsdale or Phoenix landscaping and the colors of your home.