Homeowners are always looking for ways to enhance the aesthetic appeal and value of their homes and properties. One surefire way of doing just that, is to add stylish hardscapes to your landscaping. Though beautiful plants, trees and flowers, and a well-groomed grass add beauty to your property, nothing shouts style and class louder than hardscapes that make your outdoor living space both appealing and useful.
In this blog, the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes wants to talk a bit about what hardscapes actually are, how to choose the right hardscapes, and how they add value to your property.
What are Hardscapes?
Hardscapes are features added to your outdoor living space. They are usually permanent in nature and are commonly made up of brick, concrete, stone, metal and wood. Not only are hardscapes decorative, but they are useful and functional as well. In addition, they are typically practical in use and are an investment well worth making. Hardscapes add to the aesthetic appeal and value of your home and property.
Further, hardscapes are an important part of your landscape design and serve to define and organize specific areas of your outdoor living space. They will typically add functionality to usable sections of your property and serve a specific purpose.
A few examples of stylish hardscapes include, but are not limited to, decks, patios, pools, retaining walls, fountains, gazebos, fences, fire pits, fireplaces, pergolas, pathways, steps and driveways.
How to Choose the Right Hardscapes for Your Property?
It is important to plan what hardscape structure you want to add to your property. In your planning stages, be sure to consider what hardscapes would work best for and on your property. When deciding on which hardscapes you want to invest in, there are a few things to take into consideration.
- Topography of your land
- Climate in your area
- Enhancements to your outdoor living space you would like to add
- Ways to utilize the outdoor area
- Hardscape project budget and timeline
- Time and money needed to maintain and upkeep the hardscape addition
Here are a few examples to point you in the right direction. A fountain may add a beautiful appeal to your property. However, with the water running constantly you may incur additional monthly costs. Further, if your outdoor space is small, you certainly would not want to add a patio to your property. On the other hand, however, if your land slopes, it may very well benefit with the installation of a retaining wall. Also, if you enjoy time with family and friends in the evening hours, a stylish fire pit or outdoor fireplace may be the ideal addition to your backyard.
Hardscapes Not Only Add to the Appeal of Your Property But to its Value as Well
There are certainly a number of stylish hardscapes you can add to your property to enhance its appeal. But did you know that adding those hardscapes also enhances the overall value of your home and property? When a buyer is seeking out a new home and stumbles on a home with a beautiful patio or deck, a pool, or a comfy fire pit, or even a classy gazebo or useful retaining wall, it helps them in their decision making. Hardscape elements truly enhance the overall curb appeal of your home, provide both privacy and safety and make outdoor living space usable.
Trust Our Team
We hope you find this blog useful when trying to decide on which stylish hardscapes will add charm, beauty and value to your property. The team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes is on hand to help with all your important decision making. We are committed to meeting the individual needs of all our valued clients and stand ready to serve you with all your hardscape needs. Give a shout out today to one of our team to discuss your hardscape project. We look forward to serving you and contributing to the enhanced value and overall appeal to your home and property.