What is “hardscaping”?
Just like landscaping, hardscaping is when you spruce up the outside of your home but this term is specifically refers to things like decks, pools, patios, walk paths, outdoor fireplace, etc. Here are a few hardscaping tips for your home…
Think of a place that inspires you, the theme, the colors, the sounds. Maybe it was a luxury resort you stayed at, a park you explored or a local relaxing hot spot. Whatever the inspiration, create something that you love to visit and use for relaxation or fun times with the family.
Take a plain patio and add a fireplace or fire pit to make your outdoor space more cozy and to add another element for you and your family to use.
This may not be what you think! The sounds of water can create a very serene, relaxing environment. Whether it comes from your pool, a portable water fall or a built in mini pond, create a space that is functional, your style and can give your back yard some extra luxurious features.
Instead of just laying bricks or stone to create a walking path, line the path with beautiful flowers and plants for something more! Make the walk more interesting by adding a waterfall, bird feeder, etc.
Work Around What’s There
Instead of knocking down trees to create your back yard escape, try working with what’s already there. Lay the patio in a different spot or add landscaping around the base of the tree to accent your patio. The possibilities are endless!
In addition to outdoor furniture, sometimes adding built in seats on your deck or patio can not only showcase the space but add more functional use to it as well. Especially with your patio! Adding a short wall can act as seating, encloses the space, and creates a place for you to add potted plants, etc.
This is a no-brainer, right? Whether it be a fire pit or built-in fireplace, add a little heat outside to roast marshmallows, BBQ and have a functional luxurious piece.