20 Hardscape Dream Projects

From outdoor fireplaces to sculpture gardens, find out how to upgrade your space with hardscaping.
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A Fireplace For All Seasons

You can enjoy dining al fresco year round with this striking fireplace patio made of Cast Veneer Stone. www.ephenry.com

Walk This Way for a Grand Entrance

A variety of pattern options and colors from pewter to charcoal are available in these Village Square pavers which create a sleek, clean-cut style for your walkways and borders. www.ephenry.com

Roughing It in the Back Yard

Create a cozy living room space outside complete with fireplace and an entertainment center. www.ephenry.com

A Patio With That Extra Something

Add some flash and a little warmth to an intimate patio set-up with this stylish firepit feature. www.ephenry.com

Patch of Green

Atlanta-based designer Bill Musso of Musso Design Group had recently toured a Mondrian exhibit when he embarked on this verdant poolscape in Athens, Georgia, and that artistic inspiration shows in his chunky, block-like shapes and patterns.

Create a Late-Night Hangout

Cast Veneer Stone walls with key lighting creates a unique look for this poolside kitchen/bar design. www.ephenry.com

Your Private Garden Retreat

This tranquil rose garden is enhanced by a circular sculpture display created from Old Towne Cobble pavers. www.ephenry.com

Brick Fire Pit with Tiered Seating

Fire and water come together in this project completed with materials manufactured by Amcor.

Country Living

Create the ultimate outdoor fireplace setting with this design made from Cast Veneer Stone. www.ephenry.com

Hey Good Lookin', What You Got Cooking?

Bored with your indoor kitchen? Move it outside with a full service kitchen that includes a pizza oven, grill, sink and appliances. www.ephenry.com

Curves in All the Right Places

This walkway design presents a clean separation between walkway and garden beds with Coventry Border stones. www.ephenry.com

The Multi-Purpose Pond

The Trinity Water Garden kit allows you to be creative. The kit's design includes a spillway into a lower pond and a dry bed for plants or flowers, which could also be an aquatic garden. www.ephenry.com

Create Clean Lines

Create clean lines and surfaces with natural stone or manufactured paving. Bricks can be laid in patterns or as edging. Mix materials like decking with cobblestones or sandstone with bricks.

Sitting Pretty

This handsome seating wall creates a scenic border for flower beds. It also functions as a patio enhancement ideal for entertaining. www.ephenry.com

Laid Back Patio Style

Casual comfort is the theme of this open patio with firepit that can also be covered and enjoyed year round. www.ephenry.com

Step Up to the Natural Look

A striking transition is created between this house and patio with a design utilizing Coventry Walls and Pavers with the beauty of natural stone. www.ephenry.com

Concrete Never Looked So Good

A white cast concrete product, Devonstone comes in a variety of styles including this lovely ribbon texture that is ideal for swimming pool decks. www.ephenry.com

The Zen Patio

Adding a small water feature to this lovely outdoor patio creates a sense of serenity and relaxation. www.ephenry.com

Slate Path

Designers have created innovative uses for commonplace materials like this pathway created with slate arranged vertically.

Cozy Circle

This fire pit creates a warm focal point for an area with benches arranged in a cozy circle. The outdoor fabric used in the pillows repeat the garden's colors.