7 Paver Patio Project Examples With Estimated Costs

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Nowadays, having a unique backyard doesn't mean you have to empty your wallet. The national average range of a paver patio project (280-square-foot) costs between $2,800 and $9,000.

If you're looking into specialized designs or complicated jobs, the cost may easily cost you more than $20,000. Opting for trendy upgrades may hike the bill up to $70,000.

The Rising Trend of Patio Pavers

A patio is a focal point in your backyard and gives you a space where you can entertain guests. Most homeowners choose concrete material for patio purposes– but pavers are increasing in popularity if you want unique, visually appealing patios. For a paver patio, you may choose from brick, stone, or slate for starters.

Keep in mind that the total project cost will depend on the material you go with, patio size, and local labor rates.

7 Paver Patio Actual Cost Examples

We know very well how it feels to have visualized your dream paver patio, but most homeowners remain unsure what the costs would be to build it. That said, here are some patio project cost examples to serve as general price guidelines.


This covers a 12' x 12' Paveloc Holland paver patio in different colors, with straight sides (running bond or basketweave patterns) and a matching decorative soldier course. This patio is installed on a limestone gravel base.

You may also opt for some upgrades: Upgrade the brick choice to Belgard Buckingham Cobbles, which comes in three sizes in random, unique patterns. Some may want to consider upgrading to a herringbone pattern.


This project covers a 20' x 25' Unilock Brussels paver patio with curved sides and a non-pattern design. It also has a matching decorative soldier course. The patio is installed on a limestone gravel base.

You may also opt for some upgrades: Consider an upgrade to a complimenting Unilock Copthorne brick soldier course.


example of a paver patio with 15-20 thousand dollar price range.

This project covers a 450 square foot patio, along with the likes of steps, two sitting walls, pillars, and a firepit. The price includes upgraded bullnose and rockface caps, professional landscaping, and bed prep.


paver patio with flagstone pavers in the $20,000 - 25,000 price range.

This patio paver project covers 700 square feet. New steps exiting the home are installed, and a boulder firepit, outcroppings, and sitting walls. The large platform paver and rockface caps are also upgraded. Costs also cover professional landscaping and bed prep.


paver patio with seating area and quartz table in the 25,000 - 30,000 price range.

Homeowners planning a paver patio project of 600 square feet may spend up to $25,000 (or more). This covers the installation of pillars, new steps exiting the home, and sitting walls.

Since the price tag is considerably a hefty investment, this also includes a gas fire pit, an outdoor bar and TV set, and a large platform paver. The next time you invite your guests over at home, they will be in for a treat!


This premium price tag offers luxury as you've never experienced before. Think of a 600 square feet patio with upgraded caps, paver quality, as well as LED lighting. A project with this budget will earn you the right to be featured in a lifestyle magazine! This includes new steps exiting your home, a gas firepit, sitting walls, pillars, and additional steps in the patio's exit rear.


paver patio with covered outdoor kitchen and retaining wall would be $70,000 +.

Lastly, a high-end paver patio project may cost you up to $70,000 (or more) depending on the upgrades you want to include. Generally, this budget is enough to cover a 750 square feet patio with a hot tub area, an outdoor bar and kitchen, a covered pavilion with a fan and TV.

Aside from the upgraded pavers and caps, LED lighting fixtures, and an outdoor fireplace– this will also cover the professional bed prep and landscape costs.

Paver Patio Cost: Types of Material

Today, there are many available materials for paving a patio. Total costs will vary depending on the type of pavers. Here are some of the most common paver materials and their average costs:

  • Brick pavers. Considerably the most common material for paver patios. This starts from $5 to $9 per square foot, excluding the base materials and labor costs.
  • Concrete pavers. Concrete can take on the shape of standard bricks, ranging between $0.50 and $12 for each piece.
  • Natural stone pavers. Natural stone is always an appealing addition to your home, costing $17 to $38 per square foot. Popular choices include cobblestone, marble, and tumbled granite.
  • Slate pavers. You can purchase slate pavers starting from $17 to $55 per square foot. It is a larger natural stone and naturally slips along the notches.
  • Interlocking pavers. Interlocking pavers are a crowd-favorite choice because of their durability. Installation is also faster, as they are designed to connect like puzzle pieces. This costs $4 to $7 per square foot. 
  • Gravel pavers. Installing graver pavers costs $6 to $11 per square foot. It is considered a cost-effective option for your patio project, but you will need to be aware of its high maintenance requirement.
  • Tile pavers. These tiles are designed for outdoor use, making them thicker than the regular indoor tile. It can be made of either brick, porcelain, stone, pavers, or quarry. This costs $16 to $20 per square foot.
  • Flagstone pavers. Flagstone is another famous natural stone rock for patio projects. It is available in different colors to add flair to your new patio. Flagstone pavers run for $13 to $32 per square foot.
  • Bluestone pavers. With its distinct ash blue hues, bluestone is famous for its size and uniqueness. It will cost you $20 to $25 per square foot– including installation. There's also a cheaper alternative called pavestone, a tumbled concrete paver similar to how bluestone looks. It costs $0.50 to $4.
  • Porcelain pavers. Porcelain is a durable material to consider when installing patio pavers in properties with hardy winter climates. It is impermeable, frost-proof, and resists corrosion. Prepare to pay $12 to $23 per square foot on average to cover installation.
  • Rubber pavers. A considerably unconventional option would be rubber or composite pavers, known for their cost-effectiveness. This will cost you about $3 to $7 per square foot. These are made of recycled materials and are durable and slip-resistant.
  • Plastic pavers. Lastly, plastic material is another option for your patio pavers. Keep in mind that these are designed more towards aesthetic purposes than durability. It will cost you about $3 to $10 per square foot.

Paver Patio Installation: Is it a Worthy Investment?

Think of the many benefits of a paver patio: an outdoor entertainment space, a relaxing lounge, a cozy area in your home for socialization.

Now, if you’re a social butterfly who loves to invite friends and loved ones over – this investment is worth it. Note that a DIY paver patio project can be a fun weekend project, but that's only if you have the right expertise to do it. Otherwise, we strongly urge investing in a professional installer to get the job done right.

About the Author

I can build it, and I can help you get the patio enclosure you want! I got my start in the Florida patio industry back in the 70s as a young general laborer looking for something to make a few bucks. At the time I never thought it would end up as my career. Over the years I grew beyond the laborer position, becoming a foreman, superintendent, and then into executive management for some of the largest patio contractors, and material vendors. Now into retirement and slightly bored, I offer consulting services to new and existing contractors, and publish this website to help the people who love their patio's and screen enclosures the most - YOU!

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