Designer Backyards [pics]
Backyards are our families’ personal sanctuaries. Generally, the furniture and the walkways or flooring are the biggest human-added parts of backyards. They require a creative touch, and if you’re aiming for something in the style of designer backyards, it requires some skill. However, not everyone is a designer. But there are a few elements that are important to anyone who wants to preserve the function and beauty of backyards, and it all starts with proper choice of materials.
Some common elements of designer backyards include choices that:
- Highlight nature and the surrounding greenery
- Complement the overall aesthetic and feel of the home
- Stand up to many years of wear and tear and all kinds of weather
Natural stone pavers and brick pavers are ideal for these conditions. They are rugged yet elegant, and with the proper maintenance can last for many long years. After all, even designer backyards get used and not just looked at, and they are not exempt from weather conditions.
Can you imagine any of the following designer backyards making the kind of statements they do without those rustic brick or natural stone pavers?
Landscape designer Patricia Wagner created a serene, romantic setting with her hanging wisterias and candle chandelier. Since designer backyards also double as a place to entertain guests, the brick pavers are a great choice to stand up to a lot of foot traffic. Of course, the way brick pavers pick up sunlight during the day is absolutely beautiful.
Who says designer backyards have to have real grass? The artificial turf makes this a low-maintenance backyard to lounge around in. The large pavers make a bold design statement.
How lovely would it be to follow these brick pavers through an eye-pleasing, relaxing stroll through a landscape? Those mossy growths through the brick pavers can add to the aesthetic of designer backyards like this one, but if those growths get carried away and start pulling the pavers up, it turns out brick pavers are among the easiest to fix!
If you have some ideas to create your own designer backyards, let us take care of the design and laying down of your natural stone or brick pavers.
Photos courtesy HGTV.