As a homeowner, you want to feel justifiably proud of your exterior as well as your interior. Your greenery is pruned. Your lawn mowed. But what about the hardscaping? Flowers and hedges are lovely, as all will agree. However, manmade hardscaping, perhaps with beautiful inlaid geometric or other patterns, can also be eye-catching and worth bragging about. Hardscaping is a great way to add function and beauty to your exterior.
Consider, for example, a concrete, or flagstone, deck or patio. A beautiful concrete paver inlaid design doesn’t even have to be particularly excessive in cost, not even if it’s been customized. You can add function, aesthetic appeal and greater availability to your hardscape feature by adding some extras. For example, to extend your patio’s usage, consider adding LED lights. If part of creating your ideal deck involves the use of retaining walls, why not use them to create extra seating? Building a pavilion over part of your patio will provide shade in the hotter months. Put in a heating unit and you have a way to enjoy your outdoor space all year long, shielded from rain and cold and heat.
- When homeowners think hardscape it’s natural for them to think of stone patios and concrete pavers.
- A number of customized concrete paver inlays with beautiful designs can be installed without a big increase in cost to the homeowner.
- A flagstone patio is a great hardscape investment. Plus, you can extend the hours of use be installing cost-efficient LED lighting, available in a wide array of styles.
“You do not have to have the best hardscape ideas to have a very beautiful outdoor space to enjoy.”