It’s been a long winter here in Kansas City, MO, but summer is finally just around the corner, which means, for all you homeowners itching to get outside and enjoy the nicer weather, as well as any commercial business that offer an outdoor space, that it’s time to start thinking about your hardscaping. A well-designed hardscape not only makes your outdoor space much more pleasant, but also increases the overall square footage of your living space and adds resale value to your home or business. Here are some ideas for hardscape design in Kansas City, MO that you may be able to incorporate into your existing setting.
First things first, if you don’t already have a patio, you should start there. Installing a patio is the easiest and most immediately effective way to up your outdoor game in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. A beautiful patio of interlocking pavers in whatever design fits the architecture of your home or business makes a big statement—your family and guests will thank you for both the extra space and the eye candy!
Nothing says “summer” like a home campfire, and building a fire pit is a classic way to achieve that. Temporary fire pits can be messy and unsightly enough to actually deter you from using them, so opt for a tailored, paved pit, either as a standalone structure or integrated into your aforementioned patio, for permanent enjoyment and pleasing design.
Another step up from the classic fire pit is the outdoor kitchen, and here’s where you can really customize your outdoor space to meet your needs and lifestyle. Your patio can be carefully designed to integrate barbecues, outdoor ovens (great for wood fired pizza or home smoked meats) and other kitchen appliances, fully maximizing your space and offering a fun, memorable way to spend an evening “eating out” right at home.
Many homes require retaining walls to support the yard and house foundation, and it’s always important to ensure that you have one if your property requires it. However, even if your property is level and self-supporting, walls can also be used to offer casual seating for guests, protect lawn and garden space from cooking spills and define different areas of the yard. What’s more, they can be built with a variety of materials and in a variety of designs, so you can add walls that echo the local terrain, match your existing patio or add a pleasing contrast to the exterior architecture of your home or business.
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No one understands the intersection of functionality and design better than MSE Hardscapes LLC when it comes to taking your outdoor space up a notch. So, whether you’re a business looking to ensure your customers have an enjoyable experience both indoors and out, you’re a homeowner ready to redo your yard or you simply want to improve the patio space you already have, give us a call at MSE Hardscapes LLC. We’ve been a trusted local source for hardscape design in Kansas City, MO for nearly 15 years, and we offer free consultations and estimates. Give us a call today!