The short answer is no. You don't need to hire a designer. A quick Internet search can bring you hundreds and hundreds of pictures that may inspire you and help you to decide how you want your patio to look. It can also help you to decide what kind of features you want to have (fire pit, out door fireplaces, water features, etc.). The thing is that many of us can get quickly sidetracked in awe to many beautiful designs, and forget many important factors as our budget, our space, and our HOA.
Here is when a designer's help comes handy to help you to stay focus on your must have items, budget and space. A good designer can also help you to bring your vision to life on paper allowing you to see it more clearly, and confirming that is in fact the space you want to have in your backyard.
At Cervenka Masonry, Inc. we count with a fantastic design team eager to help you to create that restful space at home. A few measurements, a quick idea of what you want in your patio and boom!
If you are interested in knowing more about our design team, please to contact us by email. We will be happy to assist you and work with your ideas.