Did you know a general rule-of-thumb is to spend 10% of your home’s value on your landscaping budget? Well what about patio projects and creating that ultimate outdoor living oasis? What is the average patio project cost?
As a trusted Carmel Indiana based outdoor living expert, we are often asked how much per square foot does a patio project cost or what does an outdoor fireplace or backyard kitchen cost. We understand. Budgeting is important.
So, here is a simple guide with wide ranges because it all makes a difference. Material costs vary considerably, project access, complexity of the project, number of steps and on and on. Also, you may have something that could be recycled for the project – like some awesome bluestone or travertine pieces, that would help reduce costs.
Average Cost of a Deck Project
$15 to $50 per square foot for pressure treated pine to a wonderful composite
Add another $30 to $100 per linear foot for railing starting at basic pine spindles to open stainless steel cable
Need steps, on a second floor or want to add an angle or curve…increase those amounts
Average Cost of a Patio Project
Crushed gravel from $10 to $30 per square foot
Concrete $8 to $20 per square foot
Stamped concrete $15 to $30 per square foot
Pavers and natural stone $18 to $50 starting at concrete pavers and going to natural irregular flagstone
Average Cost of Fire Pits
Natural boulder $1,000
Fireplaces start at $15,000 and easily hit $30,000 for brick and mortar with a limestone mantel
Stacked wall stone $2,000 to $5,000+ depending on size and materials
Average Cost of Pergolas
2 post pergolas start around $3,000
4 post pergolas over a 16’ x 16’ patio start around $6,000
We know this is a wide range and may not help as much as you would prefer in budgeting, but it at least gets you in the right ball park for considering the average costs for a landscape project to fit the way you live and entertain. We do build LOTS of incredible outdoor living spaces that easily fall within these ranges, but really each project is unique, because we all live and entertain differently, so sitting down with the Surroundings by Natureworks team to discuss your hopes and dreams for your space and your budget is often the best place to start.
We love helping our Central Indiana clients make their outdoor living dreams come true and turn their spaces into relaxing oasis with shade and privacy that they can enjoy throughout the year. Consider your blank canvas and contact us today to schedule your consultation.