Spectacular Stone Patio Ideas

With all the beauty of a well-manicured lawn but without the maintenance, a stone patio makes an elegant addition to any home. A variety of flat stones will do—smooth squares of slate or rough flags of limestone—as long as they can withstand foot traffic and the local climate. The possibilities are endless, but these photos will give you an idea of what you are looking for to start the transformation of your patio and backyard.