Stone Surface Ideas for Beautiful & Functional Hardscapes
Creating a year-round outdoor living space requires not only landscaping but hardscaping, too! The type of hardscape materials you choose will depend on the architecture of your home, your personal style and the function your outdoor living space will serve. Via HGTV, here are some of the many stone surfaces that can be used to create various styles of hardscapes.
Brick is always a traditional, timeless option for walkways and patios.
Because of its durability and natural beauty, granite is great for the garden, but can be somewhat expensive. You can get the same look for less with composite or terrazzo.
Riven stone, a type of limestone, has a rough, non-slip surface making it great near pools and ponds. For a cheaper alternative, consider composite or travertine.
Slate always looks sophisticated as a patio or pathway, and it comes in a variety of textures and finishes.
Cobblestone is an excellent hardscape stone because of its affordability and variety of colors and sizes that can be used to create unique and creative displays.
Whether it is a whimsical garden walkway, a refreshing outdoor dining area or a cozy fire pit space with seating, Columbine Design here in Englewood, Colorado can help you achieve the outdoor living space you’ve always wanted. Contact us at (303) 761-6807 for a complimentary landscape design consultation.
Photos via HGTV