The answer to space issues in your home may be found beyond the walls.
Southern California has a marvelous advantage over much of the rest of the United States. We enjoy one of the finest climates. If you’re feeling crowded in your home, the space just outside can become an attractive, functional extension to your current living space.
With careful planning and design, you can create expansive spaces for entertaining or relaxing. The materials lend themselves to your imagination.
One material with a variety of applications is pavers. Despite their humble name, pavers are the materials we can use to create driveways and walkways, pool decks and patios, steps and walls, fire pits and fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens. These landscape features are also known as “hardscapes,” and they enrich our homes.
The effect of pavers is dramatic. Large spaces become cohesive, tied together by the common materials we use. Pavers are available in a variety of colors, shapes, styles, and textures. So finding the paver that complements your home should be easier than you think.
The benefits of hardscape projects go beyond personal satisfaction. A finished hardscape increases your home’s curb appeal and increases its market value. The products have a long lifecycle and will serve you well for years to come.
Hardscapes can also be part of a design focused on sustainability. Permeable pavers are one option to help eliminate stormwater runoff and reduce pollution of nearby waterways. Many states and municipalities offer tax incentive or grant programs for installing permeable pavers. You may be able to save money on your project or stretch your ideas even further.
So, if you’re feeling squeezed in your home or just want to take advantage of more of your property, consider pavers as one piece of your project to make your outdoors more usable.