Factors That Influence Patio Construction Costs

Patio Construction

Written By Benjamin Eyth

Published on 11 Jun, 2024

Blogs | Patios

Every patio is unique, just like your home. What your neighbor paid for their custom patio construction won’t be the same as what yours will cost. Many factors can affect the price, like the size of your patio, the materials you choose, and any fancy extras you might want to add.


Concerns about cost should not discourage you from putting together a plan to make your dream patio a reality. Here at Outdoor Cedar Structures, we’ll work with you to create a plan based on a budget that fits your needs. We can provide a free cost estimate to help you create your budget.


What influences patio construction costs?

The cost of building a custom patio ultimately depends on the simplicity or intricacy of the design. A simple concrete slab is a budget-friendly starting point, while extras like water features, fire pits, and built-in grills do come with a price.

Ultimately, the cost of your patio will be determined by various design factors, including the materials used, size, accessories, and labor fees. Don’t forget about prep work. Expect to pay more to remove an old patio, level the ground, or install a retaining wall before installation.

Let’s take a closer look at the factors that can impact your patio construction costs:


Factor #1: Size

The bigger the patio, the more materials and labor it takes to build. This is why patio size is a significant cost driver. Consider how you’ll use your patio and choose a size that fits your needs and budget. Don’t get priced out by building bigger than you need!


Factor #2: Materials

The materials you choose for your patio affect how it looks, how well it stands up to the elements and its price. High-end options like natural stone or composite decking cost more than budget-friendly alternatives like concrete. But don’t worry! At Outdoor Cedar Structures, we’ll help you find the perfect balance between style and affordability. We can design a beautiful patio that fits your budget without sacrificing aesthetic goals.


Factor #3: Location

Believe it or not, where you live can affect your patio construction cost. Local weather conditions, building codes, and accessibility change the project’s complexity. For example, areas with extreme weather might require unique materials or reinforced structures to comply with building codes. These additional measures can increase the overall project cost.


Factor #4: Your patio’s design

Ground patios are the classic choice because they’re built level with the ground, making them easier to install. This translates to a faster build and a more budget-friendly option.

Raised patios, on the other hand, can be a great solution if your house sits on a slope and you want a seamless connection to your door. But there’s a trade-off to consider. Raised patios may require reinforcements like retaining walls and caps, and can take more time and effort to build which can increase the cost.

No matter what your dream patio looks like, we’re here to help you create it! Even if your vision includes unique features, multiple levels, or intricate details, we aim to find the perfect balance between functionality, beauty, and keeping your project within budget. We’ll work closely with you to avoid unnecessary expenses while building a stunning outdoor haven you can enjoy for years.


Factor #5: Regulations and permits

Compliance with local building regulations and codes ensures your project runs smoothly and prevents legal repercussions. When you choose our team, we will secure all the necessary permits for you. We’ll also keep you informed about any associated costs to avoid surprises down the road.


Factor #6: Workmanship

Choosing your contractor is a big decision that can significantly impact the price and quality of your finished patio. While choosing the cheapest option is tempting, remember —you often get what you pay for. Cheap may save some money up front, but can often lead to delays, headaches, and increased maintenance costs as a result of lower quality materials or workmanship that don’t last.

At Outdoor Cedar Structures, we’re seasoned professionals who understand that our customers want value. You can rely on us to deliver a beautiful, long-lasting patio you’ll love for years while staying within your budget.


Factor #7: Upgrades and additional features

Pedestals, lighting, tongue and groove ceilings, fans, built-in furniture, outdoor kitchens, and other enhancements can increase your patio’s functionality and ambiance. Just keep in mind that these upgrades can add up quickly. If you’re keeping a close eye on your budget, we can help you prioritize the features that matter most to you and your lifestyle to create a dream patio that stays within your means.


Factor #8: Landscaping

Are you thinking about adding some landscaping magic to your patio project? Hiring a professional landscaper can be a great way to design a patio that seamlessly blends with your existing garden. While their expertise comes at an additional cost, it can be a worthwhile investment.


Save time and money with Outdoor Cedar Structures.

Our team can help you build your dream patio cost-effectively without compromising the quality and materials. We’ll work closely with you to design a high-quality outdoor space that will last for years! You can count on us to follow the manufacturer’s specifications when developing and implementing projects. Schedule your complimentary design consultation with us today by calling (509) 329-6054 so we can get started.

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