From Builder’s-Grade to Custom-Made

If you love entertaining and hosting friends and family, you’ll definitely want to take a look at September’s project spotlight! In this blog, we’re showing you how we transformed a builder’s-grade backyard into a stunning, year-round entertainment space.

Vertical Hardscaping Design: Get The Most From Your Space

No matter the shape or size of your outdoor space, you can always benefit from adding a vertical element. Not only do they save room, they make stunning focal points and add value to your home. The right combination of vertical features can transform your patio into a true backyard getaway.

A Perfect Outdoor Retreat In Lee’s Summit

Our crews have done it again! These homeowners have an awesome new outdoor living space. When they gave us a call, they expressed their interest in having a space that the whole family could enjoy. They also wanted to be able to entertain their friends. Our Senior Hardscape Designer, Ken Gibson, came up with a […]

Does My Project Require a Permit?

Unlike conventional landscaping, adding hardscaping structures to your backyard may require you to make significant changes to your outdoor space. Many projects involve digging and moving of soil, or the addition of large decks and high retaining walls. In many cases, this could require you to obtain a permit from your local government before moving […]

Should I Choose a Kansas City Pergola or a Covered Structure?

Bringing shade to your backyard is an important aspect of designing the perfect outdoor retreat for your home. If you haven’t already noticed, you will soon realize that there are basically two main categories of shaded structures you can choose from: pergolas or covered structures such as a covered patio or deck.

Including a Pergola in Your Backyard Retreat

If you are a homeowner working with Hinkle Hardscapes to design a backyard retreat, know that you have countless options for customizing your space. Homeowners always have the choice to include a pergola in their backyard. These beautiful, wooden structures offer countless benefits, including dramatically improving the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space.

Materials for Outdoor Living Projects

When you begin to design your next outdoor living project, you will quickly discover that there are numerous options to choose from when it comes to different materials to use. Choosing the right materials is crucial, since hardscaping projects will likely be among your most expensive and long-lasting outdoor projects.

Outdoor Living Room Wish List

Homeowners are moving out – outside that is – turning their plain patios into outdoor rooms with all the conveniences of the indoors, extending their home’s square footage. So what would be on your outdoor room wish list? Ours would look a little like this: The Big Screen TV You can’t throw a tailgate without […]

Top 4 Outdoor Living Trends of 2016

Outdoor living has indeed become a staple of American culture. As many homeowners begin to spend more time in their outdoor living areas than in their indoor living areas, the overall trends continue to revolve around creating homey, attractive, livable outdoor spaces that are an extension of the indoor environment. As we go further into […]

Should I DIY My Hardscaping or Hire a Pro?

Hardscaping makes a beautiful addition to any home. If you are planning on selling your home, you can increase your home’s value and add curb appeal. If you are simply wanting to upgrade your forever home, you can create a comfortable space for entertaining your family and friends. Now the question comes…Should I DIY my […]