Did you ever wonder what the bluestone patio costs would be for a patio? If it goes well with your house, and there aren't many houses that it does not, my first choice for clients would be to use bluestone. I would recommend dry laying it. This type of installation holds up better over the long term than setting the bluestone in concrete, especially in areas that have freeze-thaw conditions. It is also much less expensive.
So how much would a simple bluestone patio cost?
Here is an uncomplicated patio. Currently it is old brick with some large bluestone slabs set into it. Sounds funky? It is, a bit, but that's ok. I know this patio very well!
The size is 10' x 20' which equals 200 square feet. If I take an installed bluestone price of around $20/sf, that comes to about $4000.
It’s not huge, but not really small either. You might be surprised what fits on it. There are two large wicker comfortable chairs and a 48" dining table with four chairs. There is also room for some additional seating if need be, along with some potted plants.
If you wanted to jazz it up a bit, a seat wall could be added to it, or even a pergola.
Since the square footage of the patio is not that large, if different materials were used instead of bluestone, there is not a huge difference in costs, except if you were to use concrete.
Here are some costs for this patio using other paving
Other hidden costs for this project might be:
*drainage, since the area is very flat
Landscape Pricing - all paving and many other parts of landscaping
Bluestone Costs - patio, seatwall and landing (I have segmented the parts)
And for a complete rundown on project costs, take a look at my ebook.
If you'd like to know more about pricing of various project parts, take a look at my ebook on Landscape Prices. Costs for all paving materials are provided, along with most other areas. Plants, grading, lawns, steps, walls, and so much more are in the book with how much you can expect to spend on each. There are pictures too!
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