Our "lawn guy" is outside right now, laying stone dust for our brick patio. I could not be more excited at the prospect of having usable outdoor space again. Not being able to have dinner off the grill outdoors is such a bummer.
We have reclaimed the brick from a friends' house, as they were opting for a different look in their outdoor space. The sizes of the bricks are somewhat irregular.
He has suggested a "brick wall" type pattern (ie: like you would do with subway tile) vs. a chevron-like pattern since he thinks the irregularities would be less glaring. I'm rolling with it. We prefer the bricks over pavers because of the "older" look...so who's to complain about irregularities?