If you are looking for ways to spruce up your yard, there are many to be found. You may simply want to change plants around or add a new table and chairs to the equation. However, if you want to make a big difference to your outside space, you really need to take a look at the latest hardscaping trends, for inspiration.
You can make the improvements yourself, or you can invest in hiring someone to do the work for you. Whichever option you choose, you need to decide what projects you want to opt for. So, what are the hardscaping trends for 2019 that you should be looking out for, for inspiration.
What is hardscaping?
Let’s start by looking at what hardscaping involves. Simply put, hardscaping is any element of landscaping that is not living. It could be a wooden fence or a brick wall. Ponds and water features are also regarded as hardscaping. Several different materials can be used during a hardscaping project with some of the more popular ones being wood, stone, metal and brick.
Trends in hardscaping for 2019
There are several trends in hardscaping that you can look out for in 2019. Here are three of the most popular.
- Stone features that mimic nature
One of the biggest current trends is using stone veneers that mimic natural stone. They are often more comfortable than natural, to sit or walk on. They can also be easier to install. There are several different varieties and colors of stone veneer so it should be possible to find the right option to match with the natural environment in your yard.
- Creating living space outdoors
This is not a new trend, but it’s one which is still very much in favour. You can create a kitchen and a seating area outside, so that you can eat meals there when the weather is good. Do not forget to make the space cosy, with comfortable furniture and maybe a fire for later in the evening when the temperature drops. There are many features that you can include if you decide take your living space outside, such as this great idea from Wikilawn,
“Why not consider adding a special place for storing cool drinks into you grill station countertop system. A mini fridge stocked with cold refreshments will save the day, or at least save you too many trips back into the house!”
- Building a fire pit or fireplace
If you do not want to go as far as creating an outdoor kitchen and seating area, you can still create a feature that you and your family can enjoy, on long summer evenings. In fact, if you create your own fire pit, or fire place, in your yard, you can even sit outside in the fall and on some winter evenings.
Any of these trends can be adapted for use in your yard. You just need to get started.