Attention to detail on the exterior part of your home is just as important as designing the interior. Big or small, your backyard has the potential to become an additional living space. Hosting barbecues, spending time with family or get togethers with friends, the backyard has become the new living room space. Adding a patio, outdoor kitchen, fireplace and even mounting a TV makes for a great space to enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Lavish or low key, any additions you choose to apply can give your yard that “wow” factor and make it the perfect place to be for everyone to enjoy.
Flagstone is tried and true, with its earthy tones and durability, adding this stone will create a natural yet polished look to any landscaping design. It can be specifically cut to suit your design idea or appear as irregular shapes for a natural look. Flagstone can be used as a perfect surface for an outdoor kitchen, dining area, or simply providing a smooth area for patio furniture. This permeable stone allows for its durability no matter the weather.
Limestone, a durable paving stone with its versatility, colour variations and weather friendly composition, can be used as a great surface area, boarder, and trim. This stone is common and popular for both indoor and outdoor use such as patios, terraces, surrounding pool area, steppingstones, driveways, and porches. Just like flagstone, limestone can be cut to suit your design idea.
Armour stone, these large naturally occurring stone can add texture to any yard. Decorative and functional, these accent pieces are perfect for water features such as pools, waterfalls, or ponds and make for great natural steps or retaining walls. An eye for design? If placed strategically armour stone can be used as additional seating areas, with a few outdoor seating pillows you can create a rustic outdoor living space for a full house.
No matter the time of day, how can you enjoy your yard if you can not see it? Providing safety, comfort and accenting design features, outdoor lighting is a simple way to enjoy your yard space. A decorative upgrade, lighting can be used to illuminate patios, water features, walkways and steps, garden light, pot lights and wall lights. The possibilities are endless, showcase your yard with outdoor lighting.
Adding a garden bed of floral accents, greenery, trees, and shrubs could dress up any space and can be done on a budget. Multi-functional, the addition of garden plants can be aesthetically pleasing but also provide sanctuary for wildlife. Certain plants could also be used to deter wildlife creatures (including insects), so be sure to ask a professional to choose the right garden plants for you. Needing some additional privacy for your new outdoor living space? Adding trees, bushes and shrubs can create an additional sense of privacy. Using them to surround the property can secure some comfort (perhaps from nosy neighbours). Gardening touches include topsoil and mulch which can clean up garden beds creating a finished look.
Big or small, your backyard has the potential to become an additional living space for everyone to enjoy.