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Houston Hardscape Investments

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

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In today's post, brought to you by Houston hardscape Company Emerson Home Enhancements, we will explore eight hardscapes worth buying into for your home. Before we do, if you are not familiar with the term, let us break it down for you. Consider a Houston hardscape as simply an extension of your home or an exterior room. When you walk outside, do you have a relaxing sitting area? If not, then perhaps you don’t have a reason to venture outdoors much, but for homeowners who invest in hardscapes, there are many benefits to enjoy, and adding such an area is certainly worth the expense of you know how to find one that adds beauty, functionality and allows you to enjoy outdoor living. That’s what today's post is all about

8 Houston Hardscapes We Love

No matter what you like to do outside, there’s a hardscape for you. Here are eight Houston hardscapes that can add beauty, functionality, and joy to your outdoor living:

Sitting Walls: So, you have the patio, but how about adding some extra seating with a sitting wall around the perimeter of the patio? It looks beautiful and also is a great place to sit. With stone columns on each end of the sitting wall, you have a spot to place some awesome planters or add some lighting to your backyard.

Outdoor Kitchen: Do you enjoy hosting family and friends, what about barbeques during the summer months? Then why not consider an outdoor kitchen with a grill made out of the same stone as the sitting wall, so everything compliments each other while increasing the value of your property? The same stone would surround your grill as the sitting wall, and a granite countertop could be added around it to give you more cooking space or a place to set up your favorite beverage.

Paver Walkways: Walkways make your yard functional and easy to move around. A l walkway or sidewalk made with the same pavers as your patio or a nice, large piece of flagstone can easily take you from the patio to a backdoor, side door, raised garden, or even to the driveway. Need more walkway ideas? Check out our portfolio.

Fire Pits: Adding a custom fire pit to your backyard, either included in the patio or off the patio, is a great place to spend chilly evenings. Fire pits can be wood burning or have a gas insert. Outdoor fireplaces or your own wood-burning pizza ovens will allow you to move the party outside regardless of the outside temperature.

Retaining Wall: Does your yard have a steep slope? Retaining walls level out the yard, making it flat and functional to add a patio or place to hang out. As another example, soil may need to be contained on the sides of your yard. A retaining wall would do that, making the space much more attractive.

Water Features: These are another part of hardscapes. These can be as simple as a bubbling boulder or fountain but also as excellent as an ornamental fishpond that includes a waterfall. You could have pet fish and blooming water plants, too. Ornamental ponds really create a backyard oasis where you can spend hours and hours of enjoyment.

Pergolas: If your backyard is extremely hot and sunny, you might want to consider a pergola on your patio to give some shade. Pergolas can be simple and free-standing or very elaborate and tied onto the back of the house.

Landscape Lighting: Landscape lighting is the final touch for your outdoor room. Landscape lighting makes your yard come to life after the sun sets. It can be as simple as path lights along with the patio or walkway, downlights on your sitting wall, up lights in your trees, underwater lights in your ornamental fishpond, and much more. The system is very durable and attractive; it is set up on a digital timer, so really, you don’t have to do anything but enjoy!

Add a Houston Hardscape to Your Home

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Houston Hardscapes are a great way to connect your home to your yard, and they make a huge difference in how you are able to use and enjoy your own yard. They are also a worthy investment for the resale value of your house but also for you to enjoy this year!

Contact your home exterior pros at Emerson Home Exterior Enhancements for a free estimate or to discuss how to create a relaxing outdoor space. Our estimates are free, and there is no obligation, so what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call us today on 281-545-7740. We look forward to providing you with the perfect hardscape for your Houston home.

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