Denver Landscape Design Company Talks About Hardscape Trends for 2021

Summertime is right around the corner, and Front Range residents will be spending more and more time outdoors. You might be thinking about upgrading your own Denver landscape design, and here are some of the trending hardscape projects people are loving in 2021.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens used to be a relative novelty, with most people pulling out the gas grill to do their cooking and serving hot dogs and hamburgers on a picnic table. But in recent years, outdoor kitchens have become more and more important—and upgraded.

Today’s outdoor kitchens rival gourmet indoor kitchens with features like high-end appliances, stainless steel sinks, built-in double-sided grills, and wine coolers. Italian-inspired, wood-burning pizza ovens with generously sized kitchen islands are another staple item for high-end outdoor kitchens.

Outdoor Living Rooms

The COVID-19 sent many of us outdoors during 2020, and the trend continues in 2021. The focus is on family-friendly, entertaining, relaxing, and low-maintenance features. New elements combine with some of the enduring classics. Outdoor living rooms are more popular than ever, with sectionals and cozy chairs that invite relaxation. Add options such as lighting and a fire pit, and you may never go out again!

Creating a deck space or adding a stone or concrete patio will offer your family a place to hang out—and it will also add to your property values once you decide it’s time to sell your home. 

Outdoor Fire Features

You can never go wrong by creating warm, inviting outdoor entertainment areas such as a firepit. These are practically now a necessity for all outdoor living spaces. A fire pit provides a year-round reason to hang outside—and they can also be used for cooking.

Outdoor Structures

Adding outdoor structures can add interest to your landscape—as well as provide protection against the hot sun and swarming pests. Pergolas, pavilions, and gazebos fit the bill. Add in a large screen television, and you have a great spot to watch the game.

Other Hardscape Ideas

Add a side a wow to your backyard with attractive stone paths, walkways, or other focal points. Not only does this reduce the amount of maintenance your yard requires, but it improves the use and practicality of your yard.
Stone retaining walls provide form and function in a hardscape design because they also add seating areas. Use them in areas that can always use extra sitting, such as dining areas near the outdoor kitchens, firepits, and garden areas.    

One hardscape option that will improve your landscape’s beauty—and make it easier to stay that way—is using permeable pavers. These special pavers can help decrease the amount of erosion on your property, which is particularly important if your property has hilly areas. They promote gradual sinking into the ground rather than pooling, and they also eliminate runoff.

Are you ready to make your landscape more inviting to guests, nature, and your family? Contact Landscaped Retreats and our team of experts. Let’s talk about incorporating some of the latest hardscape trends so you can maximize enjoyment of your backyard. Give us a call today!
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