Concrete cinder block walls are sturdy and easy to build, but can often be unattractive when compared with the rest of your home. By covering a cinder block wall with surface bonding cement, you can increase the water resistance of the wall as well as the durability while creating a uniform surface that will blend with most architectural styles.
Hardscape is defined as inanimate elements of landscaping - like masonry work or woodwork - outside your home. Homeowners are sharing tips for choosing hardscape materials, ways to incorporate hardscaping into your current landscaping design, and money-saving DIY hardscape projects you can start today.
Think that exterior home renovations are expensive? They can be — if you’re not careful. But I’ve got some awesome DIY home exterior design ideas to share with you that WON’T break the bank! Pick a weekend and get busy with these exterior home remodel projects: a mailbox makeover, create a natural pathway, spruce up your front door, and other simple ideas that cost next to nothing.
Trying to decide between concrete vs cement? They have very specific uses. Cement is rarely used by itself. Concrete is used in most building projects.
Wondering the true cost of adding a water garden in your backyard? Here’s how to build a pond, along with how much money & which supplies you’ll need.
I recently heard someone talking about building a pierced brick fence as an alternative to a traditional yard screen. This was very intriguing to me so I did a little research on creating a cool brick wall look that also serves as a fence. This type of hardscaping is popular and can increase your home’s value if you plan to sell.
It’s good to have neighbors you can chat it up with but sometimes you need your privacy. If your backyard is in dire need of a privacy screen it’s time you made plans to correct that issue and begin enjoying your own little slice of heaven right outside your back door.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show this bare concrete retaining wall and an idea that would improve the look of the home exterior (and not have it be the eyesore of the neighborhood). There are many cool retaining wall options, and I like this one the best. A little stucco and a few natural rocks to cap it off and you’ve got it.
Continuous concrete landscape curbing has been around for decades but it is gaining popularity as a great way to give your yard that professional finishing touch.
The 7th Annual Sandy Springs Society Home Garden Tour showcased 5 spectacular private home gardens and provided a wealth of ideas for anyone attending the event.
Don’t just pour a dull concrete driveway. Jazz it up with embedded washed river pebbles! You’ll be astounded with the results!
Here is an example of brick edging laid in a vertical fashion (sailor curb) with alternating colors of brick along pathways and a driveway. A beautiful finished product!
Mock rocks are an attractive, creative and cost-effective method of concealing undesirable exposed utilities around the landscape. Here’s an example of one in use.