02 Apr Top 5 Reasons To Add A Hardscape To Your Home
Of course, outdoor living spaces are beautiful. And of course, they are great for entertaining. But more than simply enhancing your outdoor space, hardscapes serve many benefits and purposes to your home!
The Top 5 reasons to consider adding a hardscape to your home:
1. Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal and Value
We know adding a hardscape can be a big decision, but the numbers do not lie! A hardscape design that is executed and installed properly can increase your home’s curb appeal and up its value in one swoop. Not only are you adding a beautiful design that will enhance the outside look of your home for years to come, but you are adding usable square footage and outdoor living space for your family and future buyers as well!
2. Add an Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle to Your Home
By adding a hardscape to your space, you can create an indoor-outdoor living lifestyle for your home. You can add everything from a Fireplace to literally the kitchen sink with an Outdoor Kitchen. No longer are you stuck inside for all parties, even though half of the crowd always wonders outside. You can now have both the inside and outside for entertaining.
3. Extend Your Outdoor Space Throughout the Year
By adding a hardscape and giving your home that indoor/outdoor living lifestyle, you are able to extend your outdoor living lifestyle throughout the year. This can especially be done by adding a fire element to your hardscape such as a Fireplace or Fire Pit that will allow you to enjoy your hardscape even in the colder seasons of the year! Lots of our clients write us and tell us how much more they use their outdoor living space once they put a fireplace or a fire pit out there. Plus the little ones love coming out on a cool night and making smores. Don’t tell them, but they are also making memories…. 😉
4. Create Shade and Privacy
There are lots of ways you can add privacy and shade to your space with a hardscape area. One great way is by adding a pergola not only to block out the sun and provide shade, but there are many great pergola designs that also allow you to give your space the added privacy from noise, neighbors, and other unwanted distractions or even help divide up the space and define certain areas of your hardscape! Vertical elements do a lot more than just look pretty. They give it height and they give privacy if designed correctly.
5. Repair and Correct Any Landscape Issues
Lastly, one of the more prominent reasons that many people put in a new hardscape design, is with the intention to fix any yard or landscape issues that their home may have originally had. For example, a drainage problem, a uneven hill or slope in the yard, possibly even just creating some curb appeal and creating some flower beds on the front and side of your home, this all can be fixed with hardscape designs. Including retaining walls, terraces, patios, whatever the solution may be – the possibilities are endless! You can go as little as simply fixing your issue to going as grand as fixing your issue and also putting in a design that gives your home more usability and living space! Whatever you like, there is a hardscape solution to for any problem!