Choosing your hardscape material may be one of the biggest decisions you make for your outdoor living space. Unlike plants and furniture, the hardscape is difficult to change once installed and deserves plenty of consideration. A couple of the options available to you are concrete pavers or a natural stone like travertine. Here are a few things to consider when looking into these hardscape options for your new outdoor kitchen area:
Traditionally rectangular in shape, concrete pavers work best when laid out in patterns such as a basket weave or herringbone. These patterns, combined with the array of color variations you can create with pavers, are ideal for designing a space as unique as your own personal style.
Pavers are resilient to most weather conditions and thrive in the Florida climate. Should any damage occur, it is possible to treat small effected areas, rather than pull up the entire hardscape area. With proper care and maintenance, pavers will stand the test of time.
Travertine and Natural Stone
The fun part about choosing natural stone is that there are so many options! You can choose a more clean and uniform layout, or opt for more natural and irregular shapes. The color variations in natural stone provide a textured and earthy appearance.
Due to the unique nature of the stone, the layout and design process may require more planning. However, natural stone creates a rugged elegance for your hardscape that cannot be matched.
The best way to determine which hardscape material is best for you is to have a Synergy Exterior Designer come out and visit your home. We will show you the best options available to help create the outdoor living space of your dreams. Call for your FREE in-home estimate today. (877) 664-0770