Smartly placed hardscaping can dramatically improve the look of a home and make its appearance more cohesive. Most homeowners understand the importance of planting areas, but the installation of attractive paths or patios is often an afterthought. It shouldn’t be, though because this offers another way to add variety and focus to an exterior design. And with a professional’s assistance, it can be done quickly and with minimal disruption to the yard.
The most common form of hardscaping is paving. A path can be as simple as a gravel track or as intricate as custom cut pieces of stone arranged in a unique pattern. Regardless of its composition, paths are generally used to add definition to a space, such as leading to the home’s entrance, building walkways through a garden or connecting an outdoor kitchen to the backyard patio.
These projects are also an ideal choice when setting up an outdoor entertainment area. An even sturdy floor made from concrete pavers or cut stone can establish a place for tables and chairs, along with an outdoor kitchen or grill. When covered by a pergola or arbor, the area can be kept dry, making it a great spot to set up a bar or hangout for movies or sports.
If you’ve been looking for that classic design touch to make your home stand out, a stone or concrete project may just be what it needs.