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Category Archives: Outdoor Design Ideas

Add Radiant Heating to the Floor of Your 4 Season Room

December 31, 2013
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One of the biggest outdoor remodeling trends that you should take note of is adding radiant heating to the floor of your four season room. Why is this such a hot trend in remodeling right now and why is it important to add radiant heating? There are a couple convincing reasons. (more…)

Brighten Up Your Home This Winter With Outdoor Lighting

December 26, 2013
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Include in your exterior remodeling ideas outdoor lighting, especially to brighten up the long winter months.

There are a variety of outdoor lighting styles from which to choose. Select ones that are energy efficient. Today’s technology provides low-voltage, high-tech LED bulbs, which use 80 percent less energy than standard bulbs. This makes the night lights functional and sustainable. (more…)

Design Your Landscape With Storm Water in Mind

December 17, 2013
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As you consider exterior remodeling ideas, do not forget to plan for storm water. Whether it is rain or melting snow, you can beautify your landscape in a myriad of ways that will not only protect your building, but use the water to its fullest. (more…)

Don’t Forget Your Driveway When Landscaping

December 13, 2013
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Your driveway can present special challenges when you are planning your landscaping. The larger or longer the driveway is can lead to even more possibilities and complications. Use professional hardscaping services in Kansas City can help you in developing the look you want. (more…)

Playing With Proportion in Your Hardscaping

December 11, 2013
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After completing a new construction, remodeling or addition home project, you can often be left with an unsightly yard in need of some much deserved attention. Deciding how to coordinate your hardscape with your landscape and tie them together with your new home can seem overwhelming. This is a perfect time to let the professionals assist you with their hardscaping services in Kansas City. (more…)

Add Levels to Your Landscape With Raised Garden Beds

November 29, 2013
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If you have looked at your yard and noticed that it lacks dimension, adding raised beds can give your landscaping new life while also giving you extra space for planting. (more…)

How to Balance a Deck With Hardscaping

November 28, 2013
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Hardscaping — the paths, walkways and other paved areas of your landscaping design — can be a great place to start when you’re designing a deck. Here are some tips to ensure your deck and hardscaping work together. (more…)

Choosing Outdoor Stair Materials That You Can Live With

November 26, 2013
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When you’re designing your landscape, don’t neglect the stairs. A good stairway provides safe, reliable access and can add to your structure’s visual appeal. The first step to designing your outdoor stairs is choosing the material with which to build them, and the material you choose will depend upon both aesthetic preference and the amount of upkeep you feel your family can handle. (more…)

How Pigments Affect a Deck Finish

November 25, 2013
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Decks made of pressure-treated lumber or decay-resistant woods still need regular maintenance to prolong their life. Harsh weather and UV rays are an enemy to decks in Kansas City. You will need to clean and refinish your deck to keep it looking great. Finishes containing different amounts of pigment offer different levels of protection to your deck. (more…)

Ideas for Incorporating Hardscaping Into a Landscape Design

November 15, 2013
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Hardscaping is sometimes difficult to envision as part of a landscape, but with the right design it can look seamless.

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Using hardscaping in locations which have steep inclines is a great way to make movement easier and beautify the otherwise difficult area. One idea is to add stone stairs which are extensively bordered by plants and brush.

Patios

A patio poses the perfect solution to an expanse of land where it is desirable to have seating, even an outdoor kitchen or entertainment center. The hardscaping can be made to incorporate the needs of the family while complementing the home’s colors and plants throughout.

Walkways

Adding a walkway to a yard is a wonderful way to add charm to a yard. Pathways can be lined with flower plants of many types to bring a personalized touch. Having a path which winds through a yard, perhaps circling a fountain, or leading to a seating area further away from the main building adds a ambiance that would otherwise be lacking.

Contact us at Outdoor Environments to learn how we can incorporate beautiful and functional hardscaping into your landscape.