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Over the last decade, outdoor fireplaces have continued to be a rising trend in outdoor living design. A fireplace provides an elegant focal point that visually transforms a patio into an outdoor living room, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. When planning an outdoor fireplace,...

 If you are a homeowner planning a makeover for your backyard, you are probably trying to decide if a deck or patio is the right choice for you. Indeed, both choices are popular because they create a surface for outdoor seating, grills, and...

 We all know that one of the best things to do in life is eat and drink. So, it’s no surprise that one of the main priorities many homeowners are looking to add to their backyard retreat is an outdoor kitchen. At Kansas...

If you are a homeowner working with Kansas City Hardscapes to design a backyard retreat, you'll come to know that you have countless options for customizing your space.  One of the best options is adding a pergola. These beautiful, wooden structures offer countless...

Design Ideas: Accenting with Paver PatternsBy BelgardVarious paver patterns can be used as an accent to accomplish a number of outdoor living design goals. From simple borders to elaborate inlaid designs, incorporating an accent of a differing paver style, texture, shape or color can...

Why You Should Include a Water Feature in Your Outdoor RetreatWater features such as fountains, small ponds, and waterfalls have become an incredibly popular hardscaping feature among homeowners designing a backyard retreat for their home. There is a good reason for this growing...

The Best Lighting Options for Your Backyard RetreatWith the weather cooling down now in Kansas City, we are all looking forward to spending more time outside. Adding a hardscaping structure in your backyard creates the perfect atmosphere for spending time with your family...

Here in Kansas City, we experience all temperatures. Our summers are hot and humid, but our winter can be very cold. One of the best ways to create a backyard retreat that will serve your family year-round is adding a fire pit to...

Building hardscaping structures involves much more than what you see when you look at a finished product. The goal is to create beautiful space for outdoor living, but first we have to create a strong foundation for the structure. If the ground beneath...

It is easy to dream up the perfect backyard retreat for hosting parties or enjoying s’mores with your family.  But if we’re being completely honest, nailing down the budget for that dream isn’t so easy. When planning a hardscaping project, there are so...