Whether you’re the host to regular family barbecues or love hanging by the pool, the backyard can be one of the most important living spaces that’s NOT in your home. It wasn’t always this way though. Before WWII yards were primarily a utilitarian space, with kitchen gardens and sometimes even farm animals. These days most Americans use the open space behind their house as a private oasis. Creating this oasis is easy with outdoor stone projects.
Outdoor Stone Uses
Outdoor Stone Kitchens
Using stone for an outdoor kitchen is probably the most common application. Homeowners are already used to seeing striking granite countertops indoors, so it’s not too far to use the stone outdoors as well. When natural stone and creativity are applied to an outdoor kitchen project, the results can be spectacular. The durability of stone can stand up to the elements and its natural origins make the design feel at home in the great outdoors.
If you’ve always dreamt of having a pool in your backyard then you should consider decking the area around it in natural stone. Granite is an ideal option for your pool deck because it is durable, low maintenance, and water proof. You could also use Travertine, or flagstone. Outdoor stone is an excellent medium to use for making unique, elegant in-ground pool decks because they are durable with plenty of design versatility.
Outdoor Stone adds texture, enhances color, directs the eye as well as traffic, which is what makes it a great option for walkways. There are quite a few types of stone to choose from, depending on what you want to achieve. Natural stone is versatile enough to go from naturalistic to formal and are long lasting even in high traffic areas.
Whether it’s a mesmerizing stone fountain or a granite bench creating a focal point at the end of your garden path, outdoor stone projects can really take your landscaping over the top. It will add a professional, finished look to your design. There are so many great options for stone features that it can be overwhelming to get started. Talk to one of our sales associates today and they’ll be happy to help you find your inspiration.