In the not so distant past, outdoor patios were only used for the occasional weekend BBQ. Today there is so much more to hardscape than a concrete patio with a grill. You can create an outdoor living space geared towards cooking, play or relaxation. It’s like having an addition put on your home.
Landscaping Birmingham AL – Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Fire Pits / Fireplaces
Adding a fire pit or fireplace will add warmth to your outdoor space. They instantly create a conversation piece and a gathering place for your friends and family. The warmth will also extend the amount of time you are outside during the evening and cooler seasons.
Preparing delicious food in your outdoor kitchen is a great way to entertain guests. Cooking at home is also a healthier alternative to eating out. Plus, cooking outside reduces heat inside and keeps lingering food odors out. Outdoor kitchens can include grills, refrigerators, ice makers, and other components to make a fully functional cooking space without having to make trips in and out of the house.
Retaining walls provide safety and lateral support on sloped areas but they can also be installed for decorative appeal. Retaining wall blocks can be used as garden walls, elevated walls, fence systems, and stairs to create level outdoor living spaces.
Designing a patio, walk-way or driveway with pavers will ensure that your hardscape will stand the test of time. The variety of styles available will be an eye-catching, yet functional feature to your outdoor space.
Repair and maintenance of pavers is simple and affordable and you can keep you pavers looking new by sealing them. Pavers are also durable and flexible so you can avoid the unsightly cracks that can result from using concrete slabs.
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Aside from the hardscape features we have highlighted here, there are actual benefits to incorporating hardscape into your property. Adding hardscape can increase property value, help you direct traffic, define an area, correct a grade and create privacy.
Our team of designers would be delighted to help you design an outdoor living space to fit your lifestyle.
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