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Hardscapes

One of the best improvements that you can do to your home is to spruce up that drabby curb appeal with some snappy hardscape landscaping.  Here at Dreamscape Homes and Remodeling, we have you covered.  According to HGTVGARDEN.COM, here are some new trends in outdoor living.

The real estate market is slowly coming back from a long slump and companies that specialize in landscaping and hardscaping are starting to see a rise in home improvement projects. Part of this is due to low refinancing rates and the desire of homeowners to upgrade their property so they can get more enjoyment out of it.

Joe Fields, Director of Contractor Services for EP Henry, a family-owned hardscaping company in Woodbury, New Jersey, reveals the top 5 trends for 2014 in hardscape design.

Outdoor Living Rooms
Open patios or decks where homeowners can enjoy cookouts and casual entertaining have been popular for years. But the trend today is to create a covered outdoor room which you can enjoy year round. This could include everything from an entertainment center with a built-in LED widescreen TV to a recreational room (pool table, ping pong) with a full bar or beer taps.

Mark Biechler, lead designer with Pearson Landscape Services in Austin, Texas, says for some of his clients he is “literally building a small house in the backyard. They want dishwashers and ice makers and outdoor bathrooms that are tied directly into the sewer lines. They have pitched roofs and 30 year shingles. It’s bigger than what they have inside.” These structures also provide an outdoor/indoor area and safe environment where children can hang out with their friends.

Multifunctional Kits
Additions to the home that offer dual usage are on the rise. One example is EP Henry’s Solitaire Kit which allows customers to convert their fire pit into an aquatic garden or fish pond during the summer months and then change it back for use as a heating source in the fall and early spring.

Outdoor Kitchens
Gas grills have been the standard for cookouts for years but why settle for that when you can have a full outdoor kitchen complete with a gas grill, fire pit, or fireplace for entertaining year round?

Natural Looking Stone Products
Concrete blocks are a good, dependable building material but they don’t offer much in the way of aesthetic appeal which is why many homeowners are gravitating toward using manufactured stone products that have the appearance, color and texture of natural stone. Cast Veneer Stone is a popular favorite for outdoor kitchens, grills and fireplacesBristol Stone is ideal for patios and pool surfaces because it does not heat up like natural stone and retains a soft texture that is supportive for bare feet. Devonstone has the look of bluestone, slate and limestone and makes attractive flagging, stairs and walkways.

Of course, some homeowners prefer the real thing and Biechler states that in the Austin area there is so much limestone available that “we just pull it out of the ground here versus manufacturing something.

 

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Hardscapes

One of the best improvements that you can do to your home is to spruce up that drabby curb appeal with some snappy hardscape landscaping.  Here at Dreamscape Homes and Remodeling, we have you covered.  According to HGTVGARDEN.COM, here are some new trends in outdoor living.

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Bob Quartoroli

DreamScape Homes

P.O. Box 963

Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022

Phone: 402-680-0886

Email: bob@teamquart.com