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How To Budget For Your Backyard Retreat

How To Budget For Your Backyard Retreat

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It is easy to dream up the perfect backyard retreat for hosting parties or enjoying s’mores with your family.  But if we’re being completely honest, nailing down the budget for that dream isn’t so easy. When planning a hardscaping project, there are so many factors which could affect the overall cost of completing your space. Before beginning, you must consider size, materials, and any added amenities.

At Hinkle Hardscapes, we offer a free hardscape design meeting to any potential costumer, allowing us to provide a detailed estimate before any project begins. However, in our years of experience in the hardscaping industry, we have found a basic understanding of hardscaping costs before that meeting to be very beneficial to homeowners as the dream up their space.

As you begin to plan the addition of a patio, fire pit, or pergola to your backyard, use the following guide to determine what does, and doesn’t, fit within your budget.

Patios: We offer stamped concrete (either over existing patios or as a new patio) between $8 and $14 per square foot. For a paver patio, which consists of individual pavers interlocked together, the cost between is typically between $15 and $20 per square foot. For a more discerning look, we offer porcelain tile patios beginning at $20 per square foot.

Fire Pits:  A fire pit is beautiful addition to any backyard and is especially enjoyable during the fall months in Kansas City. Depending on the exact size and your chosen materials, the addition of a typical fire pit will cost between $1500 and $2500.10-7-20152

Half-circle Seating Wall: A seating wall surrounding a fire pit is one of the most popular add-ons chosen by homeowners in Kansas City. Depending on the material you choose and the size of your seating wall, this project will cost an additional $1500 to $4000.

Other options for your outdoor project: Before moving forward with your project, consider the added costs of additions to your hardscaping projects. Many of our clients have a specific aesthetic feel they envision for their space, which will require additional work on top of the basic packages we offer. At Hinkle Hardscape, we pride ourselves in being a one-stop-shop for all of your hardscaping needs. We offer the addition of landscaping—flowers, shrubs, mulch, and more—which can increase the costs. Our hand-built, wooden pergolas are a favorite addition to backyard retreats, and some homeowners with a larger budget choose outdoor kitchens as well as covered or enclosed patios.

Additionally, we encourage homeowners to include costs they may experience after the project is complete within their personal budget. Will you be adding a beautiful patio furniture set to the space when it is all said and done? What about potted plants or other decorations to really amp up the look of the space?

With a budget in hand, our team members can work closely with you to stay within that budget and build the backyard of your dreams. Additionally, we offer financing to our clients which allows them the option of completely a larger project with less out-of-pocket at the start.

To speak with a qualified and friendly team member at Hinkle Hardscapes, call 816.608.8870 or click here to learn more about the costs of the hardscaping services we offer.

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