Natural stone really completes outdoor living spaces with spectacular hardscapes. You may wish to create rustic paving, patios or other garden structures using natural stone. Once in place, these features will become both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
At Alliance Stone, we are dedicated to providing our North Georgia customers with complete landscaping solutions. An outdoor kitchen or patio area forms a focal point in your garden for relaxing and socializing. Many homeowners build their design ideas around these large hardscaping features. However, the smaller design choices are often overlooked and could otherwise bring a landscape to life.
Having a home and yard that brings relaxation and comfort is a dream come true. Creating a space that sparks joy and brings peace and tranquility, even amid a crowd of friends and family, is a project that brings great rewards. One way to bring the beauty of nature right into your personal space is with natural stone.
Flagstones, Field Stones, Pavers, Boulders . . . aren’t they all just rocks? Plans to create an outdoor living space such as a patio, retainer wall or water feature can be confusing if you’re unclear about the terms used by stone suppliers. To have a project completed as you wish, you must be able to communicate with contractors and suppliers. Crucial to that communication are basic definitions of the variety of rocks in question. Each supplier may have an assortment of specialty products, but here we’ve compiled a brief vocabulary that is used industry wide.
Steps are a common hardscape feature. Whether they are used to enter and exit your home, get you to the patio or the pool or in a flower bed, steps add functionality and interest to your outdoor projects. While you can use many materials to build steps, each has pros and cons to consider. Let’s look at the ups and downs of treated timber, concrete, brick and flagstone as outdoor steps.
It’s December. We are nearing the end of 2021, and it’s safe to say we’re looking forward to a new year. In the spirit of hoping 2022 feels easier and safer for all of us, let’s step out of the holiday chaos and look forward to the natural beauty we can create for a fresh new garden in the Spring.
Atlanta enjoys some of the best weather in the country, all year round. With four distinct seasons, there is no better place to create exceptional outdoor living spaces in your own yard. At Alliance Stone, we have all the products you need to complete a stunning landscape with hardscape features.
Creating a spectacular landscape is labor of love. Getting every element just right will complete both the visual and functional aesthetics of the space. When it comes to hardscapes, plain or unremarkable features can negatively impact the end result and leave you dissatisfied.
The outside of your home or business will be the primary area any visitors first notice. Whether you are engaging in a personal or professional matter, knowing that you have made a good first impression is undeniably important.
You and the family enjoy pizza. Most Atlanta families do, right? So, why not build a stone pizza oven in your backyard? It’s probably cheaper than you think with stone from Alliance.