hardscape elements

Outdoor residential design trends are a combo of how people want to live and what the climate demands.

Here are a few trends that we love because they make it more fun to live at your house!

  1. Front-yard conversation patios!
    • bring the kids!
    • stop by for 20 mins…
    • casual, fun, spontaneous
  2. Paths – pavers, bricks
    • show people how to move in the space
    • great way to traverse a yard, particularly when using pebble or mulch
    • beautiful
    • lead the eye to focal points
    • organize transitions between terrain and surface materials
  3. Walls – retaining walls, privacy walls, terracing walls
    • Can be made of designer concrete block (think Belgard, Basalite, Calstone)
    • Can be built of CMU with a stone facade (cladding, facing)
    • Can be built of CMU with a stucco facade
    • Can be built of natural fieldstone