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Ways to Create a Unique Outdoor Living Space

Summer is upon us and that means more time spent outside with friends and family. These long, hot days often call for time by the pool, but even that can get boring after several weeks of nothing but splashing and tanning. Breathe renewal into your outdoor time this summer season by creating a unique outdoor living space in your own backyard.

The foundation of a quality outdoor living space is a great patio. Give your patio the TLC it deserves by investing in pavestone pavers. These stone pieces are easy to install, and come in a wide variety of natural styles that will certainly add to any home. A great alternative to poured concrete, pavestone pavers allow for a wide range of styles like Plaza or Venetian, while also giving an added level of durability that regular concrete does not provide.

Spice up your family’s mealtime by creating an outdoor kitchen. Add a simple pizza oven like the Amerigo Stone Age or Chicago Brick, or go all out by incorporating matching cabinets and countertops for larger gatherings. Adding a kitchen element to your backyard is an easy project to undertake, and also a beautiful addition that will add value and appeal to your home.

Are s’mores a staple in your home? Consider installing a fire pit in your backyard. This small investment will pay off in late night laughs and snacks with your closest friends. Choose a style like Rumble Wall or Weston, then sit back and relax as you enjoy the latest addition to your home.

Don’t forget the importance of lighting as you move forward with outdoor projects this summer. Lighting not only helps illuminate all of your hard work, but it also helps keep you and your loved ones safe after the sun goes down. Use rail lights to emphasize boundaries, flood lights for a general wash, and special scones to add the ambiance that your home deserves.

Make the most of your summer with a unique outdoor living space that both you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Mix and match projects that fit your family’s needs, and even make it a fun afternoon project with everyone helping out with the easy installation. A little investment of time and energy now will make for cherished memories forever.

For more ways to liven up your outdoor living area, contact Stone Solution today!

Invest in a Stylish Summer Yard

The weather has heated up, the kids are home from school, and you are counting down the hours in your cubicle each day until you can relax in your beautiful backyard. Summer is all about the precious time you spend outdoors with loved ones, so make sure this season lives up to everyone’s expectations by installing a brand new retaining wall to compliment your landscape.

Retaining and free standing walls are easy additions to any property and have the potential to bring new life to your home. No two retaining walls are alike, either. Thanks to their durable and complimentary design, the stones that make up these walls can be arranged and installed in countless fashions. Want a short wall against a slope in your ground? What about a fortress to give you added privacy from your neighbors? Retaining walls have the ability to successfully complete each mission and everything in-between.

Retaining walls also come in a number of colors and styles that will to compliment any home. Shades like Adobe Bland, Bethany Ledge, Sand Blend,, Savannah, and countless others are sure to add a splash of color to your yard. Pair your favorite hue with a select style like Anchor Diamond, Versa-Lok, or even Anchor Highland, and you are sure to have an outdoor feature that impresses all.

Not only are retaining walls beautiful, but they are also practical. These do-it-yourself projects can create incredible beds for gardens, sanctioned off areas from pets, or even help out the irrigation of your landscape. Various color will make the wall blend in with your yard, and create an outdoor oasis that is stylish and functional for you and your family.

Summer is the perfect time to add some style to your home’s outdoor property. Get started today by choosing your favorite retaining wall system and reap the benefits of beauty and convenience for years to come.

For more information on retaining walls, contact Stone Solution today!

Get Your Home Warm Weather Ready Today

You have been staring at your patio for the past few chilly months dreaming about the day that you can finally go outside and enjoy it in the warm sun. The problem is, that patio is just a patio and sooner or later the novelty of simply standing outside will wear off. Give you and your family the gift of endless warm weather entertainment by installing a pizza oven with the help of Stone Solutions to enjoy all spring and summer long. Continue reading

Brighten Up Your Home This Spring

Spring has sprung, and you want to spend more time outdoors, but once the sun goes down, your property simply is not bright enough to be enjoyed. This may not have bothered you in the winter, but now that the weather has warmed, you want to make the most out of your outside space, day or night. That is why spring is the perfect time for you to install outdoor lighting around your home. Continue reading

Protect Your Stone Surfaces this Winter with Proper Maintenance

So far we’ve had a mild winter in Kansas City, with above average temperatures and very little snow. But we all know the snow and ice will make an appearance eventually. After investing time, money, and effort into installing your stone patio, walkway, pool deck, or other stone surface, it’s important to protect it. Winter weather can be very unkind of stone. Ice, snow, and even heavy rain can cause damage to your stone elements, but there are precautions you can take to keep them protected and looking like new. Continue reading

Fall is a Great Time to Install a New Patio

When it comes to installing a patio or other outdoor living projects, most people think spring and summer are the best times. There’s a common misconception that patios cannot be installed in the cooler months. But fall, and even early winter if the weather is mild, can actually be a great time to install your new patio. Continue reading

Fall Weather is Perfect for Gathering around a Fire Pit

Fall is finally here, bringing crisp, cool weather with it. Even when the weather is warm during the day, the shorter days mean cooler evening temperatures. What better way to enjoy these cool autumn nights than sitting around the warm glow of a patio fire pit? Whether you’re entertaining a group or having a romantic evening for two, a fire pit provides the warmth and soft light needed to extend your time outdoors in comfort. Fall and fire pits were made for each other. Continue reading

Adding a Fire Pit to Your Patio Makes Every Season More Enjoyable

As summer begins to wind down, the extreme heat is finally fading away, making it much more pleasant to spend time outdoors. One feature that can make it more enjoyable to kick back on your patio is a fire pit.

While you may only think of a fire pit as being useful for keeping you warm outside during the colder months, it can actually be a beneficial addition to your outdoor living space year round. While you may not need the heat to stay warm during the summer, that doesn’t mean it will sit unused until fall. A fire pit is a great way to add ambiance and soft light, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space even after the sun has set. Even when it’s not in use, a fire pit creates a beautiful focal point for your patio.

A fire pit can be used for more than just creating heat and light. It can also be used as a cooking surface. With the addition of a grill grate or a rotisserie attachment, you can cook everything from burgers and hot dogs to chicken, steaks, and more. And, perhaps most importantly, a fire pit is the ideal place to roast marshmallows for s’mores, a traditional summer staple.

With a fire pit kit from Stone Solutions, adding a fire pit to your outdoor living area is a snap. It can be incorporated into the design of a new patio or added to an existing outdoor living space. Our fire pit kits are available in an array of colors, styles, sizes, and materials, making it easy to create a fire pit that blends seamlessly with your existing hardscaping and exterior.

Fall is just around the corner, bringing cooler temperatures and shorter days. Don’t let Mother Nature cut your outdoor time short. Let the experts at Stone Solutions help you create a fire pit that your family will enjoy for years through every season.

A Stone Patio is the Perfect Place to Celebrate Summer

Summer in Kansas City is grilling season. But when done right, grilling is more than cooking. It’s an event, with friends gathered around while the grill master creates smoky masterpieces. Now that the hottest days of summer are behind us, it’s the perfect time to get outside and cook up some fun. But first, you’ve got to create the right atmosphere. A stone patio makes the perfect place to grill and entertain.

The great thing about a stone patio is that the options are endless. There’s a wide range of materials, designs, and features that can be incorporated. You can build a stone patio that’s small and simple, large and elaborate, or anything in between. If you prefer small, intimate gatherings, a simple stone patio with enough space for your grill and some seating may be perfect. Even if you already have a concrete patio, replacing it with a stone patio can drastically improve the aesthetics of your outdoor space and make it feel more inviting.

If you entertain larger groups, you’ll want to opt for a more expansive outdoor space, possibly with multiple functional areas. Start with your cooking area. Upgrade from a grill to a fully functioning kitchen with a built-in grill, appliances, sink, counter space, and even a pizza oven or rotisserie. You’ll also need plenty of space for guests to gather and dine. If you have the space, you can create separate areas for these different functions. Establish one area that will accommodate a table and chairs for dining and another area for socializing. Built-in seating or planter boxes can be used to define and separate the areas. You can also create a feeling of separation by using different materials or different colors of the same material. A fire pit can be a great addition, providing a focal point that guests can gather around.

Whether you’re building a new stone patio, replacing an existing patio, or adding on to an existing patio, Stone Solutions has everything you need. Stone Solutions carries an extensive selection of concrete pavers, stone veneer, wall block, outdoor fireplaces, pizza ovens, outdoor appliances and more.  Our experts will be happy to help you select the perfect materials for your new outdoor living area.