Spring is about to be sprung for 2014. Although, the legendary Punxsutawney Phil did indeed see his shadow thereby indicating a slightly longer winter, the seasons still march on. As we thaw out, more and more time and attention will be spent on our outdoor spaces. In a real sense your yard area is the natural extension of your home. Whether that means drinks and reading, kids in the pool or some serious barbecue efforts the American persona is exemplified in these activities. In preparation for the coming season here are three outdoor stone design tips.
A Stone Pool Deck- Add a lot of usability and increase resale value by adding a limestone deck around an existing pool. A simple concrete slab poured around the pool will allow stone pavers to be easily installed. Slightly thicker stone can also be set in sand around the pool as an alternative method.
A Fire Pit- Take the chill out of the air when the sun goes down by adding a fire pit. Face it with a thin veneer of Texas limestone. Then finish the top area with cut to size limestone slabs, not only will you be able to stay cozy and warm but the fire pit can double as a cook fire for marshmallows and small meats.
A Stone Path- Simple as it may seem a nicely done stone path will organize and accent your outdoor space. Two easy methods for making this happen have been described before in the section regarding a stone pool deck. Either pour a concrete slab and put thin limestone pavers on top of that or set thick pavers in a sand bed. Both will work!
So there are three outdoor stone design tips. By the way, if you have resale of your home in mind, none other than Bob Vila said that “good landscape design can add up to 20% of value to your home”. In closing, our sister company Materials Marketing has ten showrooms across the country. Each staff in every showroom will be happy to help you with Texas limestone from the A.J. Brauer quarry. As always, thanks very much for reading.