Can you believe another year has gone by? It seems like the older you get, the faster time goes. Seasons pass and before your know it life changes. Our mission at Hinkle Hardscapes is to create beautiful outdoor living spaces for families to enjoy for years to come. Many of our prospective clients say they’ll do their hardscape project “next year”. The reality is that they’re missing out on so many fun memories with their loved ones. If you are thinking about adding an outdoor living space to your home, you won’t regret it. Booking your project now means enjoying your space as soon as the weather gets nice. If you need some inspiration, here are our top 5 hardscape trends for 2017.
The semi-circle fire pit is starting to intrigue a lot of our clients. As you can see, these structures create a beautiful focal point in any backyard. If you’re looking for the warmth of a fire, but don’t want it to take up much space, you should consider this option.
Have you ever heard the saying “go big or go home”? This applies for water features in 2017. Water features are a great way to make a statement in your yard. These elements are not only visually beautiful, they also provide relaxing sounds. Water features are great for relaxation and stress reduction. Who wouldn’t want to sit outside, soak up some vitamin D, and listen to the calming sounds of running water?
If you are looking to make your outdoor living space really unique, pavers are a great option. With pavers, you are able to customize your patio by choosing from a variety of patterns and colors. Our designers are awesome at coming up with patio designs that “wow”. The photo above shows how you can even create a faux “rug” on your patio!
Fiberglass isn’t new, but it sure is starting to become a big hit. Fiberglass pools are awesome because they’re durable, affordable, and the installation process is quick. More importantly, these pools do great in our Midwest climate. The Kansas City clay density, along with our freeze and thaw temperatures, can cause concrete to shift and crack. Gunite pools require much more maintenance and repairs. We can confidently sell fiberglass pools because our manufacture provides a LIFETIME structural warranty on their products.
There are a few misconceptions about fiberglass. Some people believe that it will look cheap. At Hinkle Hardscapes, we tile the perimeter of our pools and install a beautiful coping around the edge. This gives the space a really upscale look, and you can’t tell that it isn’t gunite!
Driveways are changing the way the hardscape industry defines “curb appeal”. These driveways are beautiful and sturdy. The best part is that they are easily repaired. Has your concrete driveway cracked? Broken pavers can easily be swapped out for new ones.
Hinkle Hardscapes is celebrating it’s 10th year in business! We love what we do and are happy to talk with you about your outdoor living space. Feel free to contact us by clicking here, or call our office at (816) 741-2035. We look forward to talking to you about your outdoor living project!