How To Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

Improving your outdoor living space adds to the value of your home and creates a place where you can gather with friends and family to spend time in the fresh air. It can be as simple as updating your patio furniture to be more comfortable, but when you’re looking for something more, adding hardscapes is the way to go. These features will bring life to your outdoor living space with beauty and uniqueness, especially when you opt to use natural stone for their construction. 

If you want to improve your backyard with hardscapes, find a hardscape contractor who is familiar with the terrain and climate in your area. In Asheville, there are considerations that an experienced contractor will take into account, based on your property and its features. 

Hardscape Additions to Improve Outdoor Living Spaces in Asheville

Natural stone hardscapes add eye-catching beauty to your outdoor living space, connecting the comfort of the inside of your home with the nature that surrounds it outside. You have a wide range of options with natural stone in size, shape, color, and texture. You may choose stone that complements or contrasts Asheville’s gorgeous greenery. 

Here are four hardscape features that are sure to improve your outdoor living space: 

#1 – Patio or Deck 

A new patio provides additional living space and a great place to entertain guests for parties and barbecues. You can add décor like patio furniture, potted plants, and lighting to make it feel even homier. A natural stone patio is also an ideal spot for other hardscapes like a fire pit or fireplace. 

#2 – Fire Feature

Outdoor fireplaces or fire pits are perfect additions to any Asheville home, especially on cool summer evenings. A natural stone fire pit is great for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores with the whole family, while a fireplace provides a rustic focal point and place to cozy up with a loved one under the stars. 

#3 – Water Feature 

The sound of moving water is mesmerizing and rejuvenating. A water feature, like a fountain or waterfall, can provide a relaxing ambiance to your outdoor living space, making it an oasis of cooler air and soothing sounds right in your backyard. 

#4 – Seating Area 

Most of the time, when you think about outdoor seating, patio furniture comes to mind. However, creating a more permanent seating area is possible with natural stone hardscaping. Consider stone seating surrounding a fire pit – perfect for get-togethers with friends and family. Additionally, stone seating areas can be built into retaining walls, providing space-saving function in an attractive manner. 

Final Thoughts about Improving Outdoor Living Spaces

The most important thing to remember as you consider updating your backyard is that the changes you make should work for you and your family. The improvements should be designed with your needs and goals in mind. It should also be designed and installed to anticipate future projects in both access, water flows, and drainage.

At Ambrose Landscapes, our designers take time to work closely with clients to ensure that their improved backyards meet their needs in form and function. Whether it is a big or small project, our team is ready to enhance your outdoor living space with natural stone hardscapes that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. For more tips and help improving your outdoor living space, contact the experts at Ambrose Landscapes.

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