Hardscape Ideas to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Is it time to sell your home or make home improvements? In either case, that broken sidewalk, cracked driveway and pitiful-looking patio aren’t going to fix themselves.

Spring brings new beginnings, so now’s the time to wipe the slate clean and start anew by adding a hardscape design to your property. A nice hardscape not only adds beauty, but also increases the curb appeal of your home.

That’s especially important if you plan to sell your house this summer. Homes with a beautiful yard tend to sell more quickly than homes with no hardscape design, and adding a deck or patio, an outdoor fire pit and low-maintenance landscaping can boost your selling price by 3 to 5 percent.


Create the best outdoor design with these hardscape ideas.


Decks and Patios

Gathering with friends on a deck or patio with comfortable seating and a built-in bar or grill makes for great outdoor living.

If you’re planning to sell, keep your hardscape design simple, elegant and functional. Homes that are well-kept and move-in ready attract home buyers more. If you plan to stay, consider going all out with lush landscaping, LED outdoor lights and more.

Using high-end bricks, stones and pavers, Cutting Edge Hardscapes can customize your patio design for a large or small space, or multiple levels. Our elevated decks and ground-level decks are made of traditional construction grade wood, or upgrade to an exotic Brazilian hardwood like Ipe, and then stained and sealed.


Outdoor Fire Pit

Envision yourself cozying up to a blazing fire while relaxing on your newly designed backyard patio. At Cutting Edge, we can show you what a customized fire pit will look like in your outdoor living space, using our advanced computer imaging software.

Do you know what kind of fire pit you want? Do you prefer to burn wood, or do you already have a gas line connected to an outdoor oven? We can show you the best fuel option and help you decide the best placement for your outdoor fire pit. Choose from a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Surround your outdoor fire pit with patio pavers or paver stones to create a simple design or one that adds a little luxury and character to your outdoor living space.


Paver Walkways and Driveway Pavers

Walkways, paths and driveways welcome visitors to your home. Make it more inviting with an elegant entrance. These permanent landscape elements offer easy usability, low maintenance and improve your home’s value.

Pavers also work best when trying to complement your home’s architecture with a hardscape design. For instance, a historical red paver nicely augments a Queen Anne or Georgian home. A more modern tile with a splash of color adds a beautiful accent to a mid-century modern home. A subtle hue on cobbled or tiled pavers matches well with a Mediterranean Revival.

If you can dream your ideal outdoor living space, we can build it. Contact us today for a free estimate.