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Let us help you build a driveway or patio of your dreams. At Kona Contractors, we work closely with our clients to create custom hardscapes for their home. A stone patio can provide a beautiful outdoor living space, without drastic structural changes to your property. Perfect for entertaining guests, or simply enjoying with your family, our hardscapes are built with the highest quality materials, by the best contractors in Colorado. If you have an idea of what type of style you like, we can install it for you. Or if you are looking for some guidance, we can offer several styles that fit within your budget.

Professional Patio Pavers in Denver

Kona Contractors has over 10 years of experience in paver installation in Denver. Patios offer every advantage of a deck, with far less maintenance – as well as lower cost of maintenance. All of our patios are built with the highest quality stone and brick, and can be designed to any and all specifications. Our highly skilled and experienced contractors are among the best patio pavers in Denver, so we can always provide you with the best possible products, installation and customer service. Available in a variety of colors and styles, pavers truly allow you to create any look you envision.

At Kona Contractors, we are fully committed to customer satisfaction, every step of the way. We work closely with our customers, and provide multiple consultations, both over the phone and in your home, so that your dream patio is brought to life exactly the way you pictured it. Once we have a feel for your sense of style, we provide architectural designs for your final approval before getting to work. Hardscapes add charm and durability to your outdoor area, and allow for a clean, finished aesthetic to your space using pavers. Denver residents enjoy the rustic charm of paved walkways or patios – we can help you decide on the best design for your space.

Your Experts in Hardscapes in Denver

Customers across the board agree, in Denver, our patio designs are the best around. From the skill and professionalism of our installers and consultants, to the superior quality of all of our building materials, it's not hard to see why Kona Contractors has been Denver's favorite pavers since 2006. Call Kona Contractors today at (720) 935-4922 to learn more about how we can work with you to enhance your home.

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Creative Use of Outdoor Pavers in Denver


July 6, 2016

Available in a variety of colors and styles, pavers allow you to truly create any look you can envision. Adding charm, variety, and durability to your outdoor living space in Denver, hardscapes allow for a clean, finished aesthetic to your space. Denver residents can enjoy the old-world charm of paved walkways, driveways, or patios; creating outdoor "rooms" with different colors, textures, and shapes of pavers. At Kona Contractors, we can help you build the driveway, walkway, or patio of your dreams.

From basic brick paver patios to fancy, multi-level patios, the major theme of outdoor living design these days is to apply interior design techniques to outdoor design. This is seen in every aspect of outdoor living, from furniture design, to light fixtures, to decorative accents. It’s all part of the effort to truly live in your outdoor spaces with the same comfort, style, and ease with which you live in the indoor spaces.

One idea to consider for outdoor design is utilizing paver patterns to reinforce this "room" concept. Think of how you would use carpet or area rugs to define or accent indoor living areas, and then apply those concepts to paver design. Here are some examples of this type of paver pattern application.

Fireplace and Fire Pit
Living rooms are traditionally characterized by grouping furniture and an area rug near the fireplace. This look can be achieved outdoors at your outdoor fireplace or fire pit by varying paver tone, texture, and shape into an integrated design that looks like a rug.

Create Separate Rooms
This technique can be done outdoors to create the illusion of separate rooms. Inside your home, different flooring materials and/or patterns are used for different, adjoining, rooms. For example, the kitchen may be floored with tile, and the living room may have carpet. Sometimes, the same material is used in both rooms, but the laying pattern changes as you cross the threshold. 

The Outdoor "Entrance"
This idea can be used to simulate an entryway runner that leads from one outdoor room to the next, or turn an open patio area into a grand outdoor foyer with contrasting colors and textures that create the look of a large area rug. 

Defining Areas
Place a paver “rug” where it makes sense to position a furniture grouping. In a large indoor room, area rugs can be used to divide the space into smaller, more intimate conversation areas. The same can be done in an outdoor room. For additional flare, a fire pit can be placed in the center of the design, creating the look of a flaming coffee table.

Incorporating Nature
This can be done in the form of a runner or as an integrated element of a faux rug design. Incorporate grassy areas into your design to add the textural look of shag. Also consider incorporating other, low-growing plants into the design – like wooly thyme, for instance.  

We can help you build the driveway, walkway, or patio of your dreams. At Kona Contractors, we will work with you to create custom hardscapes for your home that you will love. If you have an idea of what type or style you like, we can install it for you. If you are looking for some guidance, we can offer style ideas that fit within your budget. Contact us today to get started:  720-935-4922.
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4 Routine Maintenance Tips for Your Outdoor Living Space


June 15, 2016

After building the outdoor living space that you have always wanted, whether it is in the front or back of your home, upkeep is very important. This will allow you to keep the increased value on the up-and-up as well as keep the space from losing its majestic appeal.
 
  1. Decks and Patios: The second the warmer temperatures arrive get ready to start your maintenance for decks and patios.  For starters, sweep regularly. Be sure to get into the grout or crevices as well and remove all debris. Then also, clean with water. Some homeowners choose to power wash their decks and patios which is a great way to power away the dirt and debris. You can also use mild detergent or undiluted bleach. Next, keep grass and weeds from growing. Whether they sneakily make their way through or area long pathways, pull them out and use weed killers to eliminate them from popping up. Get more ideas for deck and patio maintenance from HGTV.
  2. Furniture and Equipment: Just as it is important to maintain the decks themselves, you should also maintain the quality of your equipment. For grills, remove the grades and then with a grill brush or degreaser to eliminate all of the build-up that can accumulate. For furniture, it is crucial to clean them regularly to avoid mold and mildew build up that is unsanitary and unpleasant! Furniture that isn’t upholstered can usually be wiped down with a washcloth and mild detergent. Upholstered furniture is slightly different. Take a look at the care tips on your furniture to help you with proper care techniques. A bonus to many of them is the fact that they may be machine washable.
  3. Fire Pits: Over time with your fire pit, you may have a build up of ashes that accumulate underneath. If left untreated, the bottom of your fire pit can lose quality. Make sure to clean the build up of ashes after each use of your fire pit to avoid this problem. Also, clean the spark screen of your fire pit by using a brush and warm water. Be sure to also wipe down the chairs and furniture that you have around your fire pit as well.
  4. Landscaping: While you do not have to be a master landscaper, it is important to keep up the normal maintenance for your yard. First, when mowing, do not cut it too short. Leave some room on there to help with root growth and to help avoid weeds. If you struggle with your grass growing, look into options to seed it that is best for your climate. Next, hydrate your lawn! Many invest in a sprinkler system to save them time. Another great benefit of sprinkler systems is the fact that it outputs just the right amount saving you money. Other maintenance techniques include removing weeds, fertilizing and feeding your plants.
Looking to build the outdoor space of your dreams? We at Kona Contractors can help! We have the ability to create custom outdoor living space options that will blow you away. Review our deck gallery to get some ideas for your renovation and give us a call at 720-935-4922 to get started.
 
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Paver Tips for Patios in Denver


Home shows and media focus on outdoor living centers upon decks, but the back patio hasn’t lost its luster. A durable outdoor living space, the patio offers benefit similar to decks, but without as much work once installation is complete. However, “not as much work” does not mean “no work.” With the weather warming the the grill or firepit calling, it’s time to refresh your patio.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more durable or attractive material than stone or brick. The same can be said for stone and brick pavers: they can take a licking. Durable as they are, paver patios still require a bit of maintenance and early spring is the best time to prepare your patio for the next several months of use.
  • Clean the surface. Don’t be afraid to scrub; stone pavers can take it. Experts advise using lukewarm water to remove fresh stains. If something stronger than water is needed, a squirt of dishwashing soap in your bucket of water will do the trick. If the stains are deep, you may have to break out the pressure washer. (Rent one if you don’t own one.) You might want to wait for a warm, windy day so the surface dries quickly. Moisture retention weakens grout and seams and can dull the patio surface.
  • Remove weeds. The only thing more stubborn than mules and teenagers is weeds. Opportunistic weeds growing through the seams between pavers weaken those seams and can cause even heavy stone slabs to crack. Put on your knee pads and work gloves, because the best way to perform this task is to manually pull the weeds out. It’s best to pull weeds while they’re still young and tender, before they sink deep tap roots. Experts recommend using an herbicide to kill anything that’s left behind so weeds don’t grow back.
  • Replace broken pavers. If your patio is built from clay brick or concrete pavers, then finding new pavers to match the others shouldn’t be too difficult. Chipped, cracked, and split pavers offer invasive weeds and moisture a welcome home and contribute to buckling and further damage during winter’s freeze and thaw cycle. Remember, ice expands. Kona Contractors is Denver’s preferred source for patio pavers. Check out their inventory for replacement pavers. 
  • Seal the pavers. One of the attractions of stone is its bright, fresh color. Water, weather, and general wear can dull that color. After you’ve refreshed the surface by cleaning the patio and clearing out all weeds, it’s time to seal it against further damage. Use a sealing agent formulated for the paver material (clay brick, concrete brick, natural stone) and follow the product instructions.
  • Repair grout lines. Heavily used patios often suffer from deterioration of seams between pavers, especially if the seams were choked with weeds and other debris. Using a putty knife or chisel to apply the grout to clean seams and be sure to scrape or wipe away all grout that goes where it doesn’t belong. Dried grout can stain the stone’s surface.
Most Denver patio homes feature durable, attractive outdoor living spaces that can enhance their beauty and value. Once your patio has been refreshed for another year’s enjoyment, keep it looking that way with routine sweeping and hosing. Kona Contractors will help you with your patio project, either by supplying the materials for the intrepid DYI’er or by professionally designing and installing the patio for you, the homeowner. Call Kona Contractors at (720) 935-4922 and check out their gallery of patio and paver projects
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Choosing Brick or Concrete Pavers in Denver


February 29, 2016

With this recent spate of warm weather we’ve been having, it’s possible you’ve been thinking about a few outdoor projects you’d like to get underway. One of them may involve installing pavers for a walkway, patio, or other outdoor living space, but when it comes to paver materials, choosing between brick and concrete may have you confused. What are the actual differences between the two, and which is more appropriate for the project you have in mind? Let’s find out:

Brick Pavers

Brick pavers are made from clay that’s formed and fired in a kiln, like pottery.

Pros:
  • They’re easy on the environment since they’re made from natural materials, and also because they’re frequently reclaimed and reused, which makes them a more sustainable choice.
  • They retain their color better over time, especially when exposed to UV rays, and can typically last for generations.
  • They never go out of style, since brick is a classic material that wears well and exudes charm, even as it ages.
  • They’re a low-maintenance option that requires less cleaning than concrete and is more stain-resistant.
Cons:
  • They generally cost more, sometimes up to 20 percent more than concrete, and the labor expense is higher, too, because they’re harder to cut.
  • They are more breakable than concrete in that they’re susceptible to ice, high traffic, and moisture.
  • They tend to vary in size more than concrete due to variances when the brick is fired.
  • They tend to be more limited in look and feel since they’re made from materials that usually come in one color family and are cut to one shape with few variations in sizing.
Concrete Pavers
Concrete pavers are made from cement and aggregate and can be formed into many different shapes and sizes.

Pros:
  • They’re less expensive than brick because the raw materials used in concrete cost much less than in brick.
  • They’re easier to install because you can cut them precisely to any shape, which means they’re also great for DIY projects.
  • They’re constantly being improved as new designs and innovations help to correct the flaws in previous generations of concrete pavers.
  • They offer more choice as noted above—in color, shape, and size—which make them ideal for a variety of different  projects.
Cons:
  • They require more maintenance than brick in that they’re more prone to staining and need to be sealed to retain their color, especially in sunny areas.
  • They’re prone to erosion over time, when the smooth surface wears away and the aggregate starts to show underneath.
  • They have a shorter lifespan than brick—think years instead of generations.
  • They vary widely in quality depending on the manufacturer and quality of materials used.

When it comes down to it, concrete pavers offer more choices and flexibility, so if you have an irregularly shaped area or if you want to install a paver patio yourself, concrete is the way to go. But for timeless beauty and low maintenance, brick pavers are perfect, especially for square-shaped projects that you want to last a long time. And to learn how stone can be used for paving, read this stone pavers comparison.

Ready to get started with your outdoor project? Contact the experts at Kona Contractors. Whether installing quality pavers in Denver, or a new deck, fire pit, or pergola, we’ll help you bring your outdoor ideas to life.
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Ways to Use Pavers Denver Residents Should Try


Pavers are a common go-to material for outdoor patios, but that is not the only way you can use them. Because they come in a variety of shapes and colors, pavers lend themselves well to a number of unique outdoor project, many of which can be DIY’d. Below are ten creative options for pavers Denver residents may not have considered that can add a lot of interest and individuality to any outdoor space.


Mosaic Walkway

Get creative when you lay pavers for your walkway by creating unique mosaic designs. Pavers make it easy to change up the direction and layout of your walkways, which can create a truly eye-catching effect.

 

Grass Spacing

While pavers are typically installed with small gaps, that isn’t the only option. For your patio or courtyard, try leaving a large gap between your pavers and allow grass to grow through. This creates a very tranquil, natural space that feels like it has been there forever.

 

Tiered Walls

Adding retaining walls and steps to your patio or yard is perfect for adding structure and interest to the space. These tiered walls can be used as designated areas for flowers and plants, as well as additional seating space.

 

Raised Gardens

If you have raised garden beds in your yard, why not surround them with a wall made of pavers? This adds a convenient place to sit as you tend your garden and also helps it to look well maintained.

 

Fire Pit

Every backyard can benefit from the installation of a fire pit. And using pavers to build a fire pit  is not only easy, but also looks good and gives your family and friends a place to gather in your backyard.

 

Fireplace

If you are looking for something a bit more impressive than your standard fire pit, a built-in outdoor fireplace is the way to go. This hardscape feature create a focal point for your backyard and the ultimate backdrop for any outdoor party.

 

Sandbox

Kids love playing in a sandbox and pavers are a convenient and attractive way to build one. A simple wall a couple pavers high is all it takes to designate the perfect sandbox play area.

 

Water Feature

If you have always wanted a water feature or pond in your yard, consider using pavers. They are a convenient DIY option and they provide a lot of opportunity to for customization and creativity.

 

Planter Boxes

For a high-end, custom look, install a few planter boxes around your patio made with pavers. They are durable, attractive, and provide an ideal place to plant flowers or an herb garden.

 

Columns

Another way to add that customized look to your home is by adding columns with lanterns or other outdoors lights to the end of your driveway. It is a relatively simple way to make sure your home’s curb appeal is making the right first impression.

 

For even more inspiration on how pavers can update and improve your yard, check out our Pavers Gallery.

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