Nothing puts the “fun” in “functional” like hardscapes when it comes to outdoor living. Let’s face it, there’s only so much volleyball and badminton you can play on the lawn before your family and friends get tired of hanging around in your backyard.
That’s where masonry comes in.
A well-designed and professionally installed hardscape such as a patio, fire-pit, or even outdoor kitchen adds new functionality, excitement, and just plain fun to your property. After all, who doesn’t like to hang around a cozy fire on a starlit summer night or chilly fall evening?
And an outdoor kitchen isn’t just for the rich folks. It can be as simple as an outdoor area with counter and cooking space that enables you to integrate a gas or charcoal grill. If you have a few more bucks, add in an outdoor sink and small refrigerator or even a gas or electric range. A thoughtfully designed and installed masonry outdoor kitchen is not only attractive and functional, it’s a good value and low maintenance as well.
If you already have a concrete patio, consider upgrading it with pavers to give it a more sophisticated, natural look that can blend beautifully with your lawn, shrub beds and a garden. Pavers are a versatile, cost-efficient alternative to concrete and come in a variety of shapes, styles, and colors.
If your home’s existing masonry is showing signs of age, it’s a good idea to repair or restore it to its original glory before it gets worse and costs more to fix. Concrete, stucco and brick masonry can often be restored without major disruption to household activities. For exterior stone walls, keeping them in good shape will ensure the beauty and elegance of your home’s landscaping. Masonry repair services will not only preserve the value of your property, it’ll help protect against continuing water damage due to cracks or gaps.
To learn more about hardscapes and how you can add more interest, excitement, and value to your property, contact the masonry and hardscape design specialists at Manning Tree & Landscaping.