Brilliant Hardscape Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Space in East Tennesseeby Special Care Lawns & Land LLC Landscaping Service
Designing your outdoor living space can be lots of fun. However, it can also be a headache. For instance, with so many options, what do you choose?
Also, what will work for your space, and what will not work? Can you install both a deck and fire pit without the area looking tacky? All these are valid questions when thinking about a hardscape in East Tennessee.
To get you started, here are several ideas.
1. Decks and Patios
While decks and patios are two distinct outdoor options, the one thing they have in common is that they provide one hell of a view.
Some of the benefits of installing a deck include:
ü A high ROI (approximately 76%).
ü The ability to install the deck in uneven terrain.
ü The ability to customize it to one’s heart’s desire.
A patio, on the other hand, provides more privacy, has a long lifespan, and it generally requires no permit.
Whether you opt for a deck or a patio, one thing is for sure, they both elevate your outdoor living space.
2. Fire Pit
Not many people immediately think of a fire pit when it comes to designing their outdoor space. However, it is one of those features that can not only make your home unique, but it also creates a cozy outdoor atmosphere that is hard to beat.
A study by an anthropologist from the University of Alabama showed that watching flames dance helps a person relax and unwind. The study goes on to say that fire even lowers blood pressure.
Also, one cannot discount the pure aesthetic value of a fire pit.
3. A Walkway
A walkway can help an outdoor living space come alive by highlighting other features on the property. For instance, you can design a structured walkway that highlights an existing oak tree
Moreover, it provides a clear pathway for people to follow. Note that your walkway does not have to follow a rigid design. It can run across your front yard, it can cover the distance from garage to the door, or it can even cover just as small portion of your outdoor space. The idea is to get what fits your space best.
Additionally, a walkway has the potential to unify your space. For example, if you were to select pavers that tie in all the materials or elements used in the house, then you get a unified space.
4. A Swimming Pool
A swimming pool is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. If you have ample outdoor space, then a swimming pool is a must have.
With a pool, you get to enjoy summer. Also, considering it gets pretty hot and humid in Tennessee during summer, a swimming pool is perfect.
While the above ideas will work for almost any space, it is always a good idea to consult a landscape contractor because they can tell you which approach works better for your outdoor space.
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