5 Amazing Types Of Hardscapes You’ll Want For Your Home

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These Are The Hardscapes People In Pasadena, Maryland Are Enhancing Their Homes With

5 types of hardscapes people are getting near you are patios, decks, walkways, outdoor kitchens, and fire pits. Each one can help you love your home more.

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It Needs Something More

“What does and why are you staring at our backyard?” Christina asks slowly.

Robert turns to look at her. “Our backyard needs something more. The open grass is starting to be boring. The little garden and plantings are nice, but we rarely do anything besides garden.”

“So, what are you thinking?” asks Christina. Robert smiles. “I’m thinking it’s time to step up our game. We should put a type of hardscape like a patio out there. Either that or we start looking up the cost to remodel the kitchen.” Christina breaks out into a smile. “That’s an amazing idea! The hardscape one.”

Robert laughs. “I’m glad you think so, too. There’s one small thing- I don’t know what our options are.” Christina shrugs and picks up her phone. “That’s what Google’s for!”

Christina looks up ‘types of hardscapes’ on Google. Here’s what she finds:

5 Popular Types Of Hardscapes

Patios, decks, walkways, outdoor kitchens, and fire pits are popular types of hardscapes. There are different materials for building them, like paver or flagstone. You can use them to make the most of the outdoor area of your home.

1. Patios

Patios are ground-level hardscapes made from some sort of stone. Popular stone choices are paver and flagstone. You can design them in different ways, too. They’re great for hosting dinner parties or just relaxing on.

2. Decks

This type of hardscape can be ground level, raised, and on second stories and higher. They’re usually made from wood. You can (and should) stain or paint it. This makes it look better and protects it from sun and moisture damage. You can use them the same way as patios.

3. Walkways

Walkways help people know where to walk. They won’t be stepping on your beautifully mowed lawn or through any plants. Plus, you and your guests won’t have to walk through mud or wet grass. Walkways also add curb appeal and break up landscapes. You also have a few different types of stone to choose from for this type of hardscape.

4. Outdoor Kitchens

These are really fun, especially if you combine them with a patio. Outdoor kitchens allow you to enjoy the weather while cooking. Put a pergola over it to break up the sun and you’ll have the ultimate place to grill.

5. Fire Pits

What better to gather around than a fire? It’s like fancy camping in your own backyard! You can use a fire pit to enjoy your yard even when the weather starts cooling down. It’s a great way to bond with your kids too! S’mores and hotdogs anyone?

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“These are some great ideas! Who knew there were so many types of hardscapes?” asks Christina. Robert smiles and nods. “Let’s look through this blog some more while we talk about our options,” he suggests.

More hardscape posts coming soon!