Giving the outside of your home a makeover doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Some simple hardscaping around your garden or outdoor grilling area can change the look of your house’s exterior. Freshen up your San Jose garden today with one of these hardscaping ideas that’s guaranteed to make your guests do a double take.
Rethink the porch in the front of your home.
Do you have a few concrete steps and a landing that lead up to your front door? Do more with that space by removing the concrete and adding stone instead. Or take it one step further and build a brick patio. It’s an easy way to make people feel more welcome when they come to your door.
Surround your garden with stone walls.
Your garden needs to be surrounded by something to make the most of the space. A stone wall can help contain all of the plants that you have, assist with water conservation, keep small animals away, and make your yard look sharper.
Line the pool area with pavers.
If your pool is currently surrounded by nothing but concrete, there is so much more that you could be doing to enhance the space. Put in pavers from your favorite hardware or landscaping supply store and you will feel the warmth and style that they add to the area.
Provide extra seating.
The last thing you want to do in your backyard is crowd it with too much furniture. Avoid doing this by building stone walls in different places around the main eating area. They will be decorative, but they will also serve as seating for your guests when you run out of room at your table.
Mix and match stonework throughout the exterior.
You may be tempted to use just one type of stone or stone pattern outside of your home. Don’t do it! You can pick and choose a variety of different stones that go together in order to switch things up and bring your backyard to life.