Multi-functional backyards are the future of fun staycations in Buffalo, NY. Push the limits of your personal taste and try different backyard ideas that bring function and style to your everyday life. The bold colors, textures, and design of Unilock pavers can create simple but stylish landscape features that will make a huge difference to your yard.
Grand Focal Points
You can characterize the function of a backyard space and create a sense of uniqueness with a focal point. From elegant fountains and waterfalls to grand fireplaces, a focal point built with the weathered texture of Brussels Dimensional Stone makes a bold aesthetic statement. A Unilock Authorized Contractor can help add a sense of height to your landscape with retaining walls, seat walls, pillars, and raised plantings built from this versatile wall unit. The shade Midnight Charcoal from Brussels Dimensional Stone is ideal for impactful banding that will add contrast to the space.
Alternatively, take advantage of the natural ledge rock texture of Estate Wall. The beauty of Estate Wall comes from the depth of its earthy colors and rugged textures. Choose from the shades River, Sierra, or Walnut for your vertical focal points and incorporate the majestic, aged texture of Estate Wall into your backyard. Complete the design of the focal point with Brussels Fullnose or Fullnose Edger in the subtle shades of Limestone or Sandstone.
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Create Escape Corners
Both small backyards and magnificent, large landscapes can benefit from the peace and quiet of a private area to read or relax. You can highlight this area with a fire pit and a welcoming seating spot. Start with an intriguing patio design consisting of Umbriano pavers, a high-quality paver with an authentic granite-like appearance. Umbriano is crafted using ColorFusion Technology, EasyClean Stain Resistance, and EnduraColor Facemix Technology. Thanks to these exclusive technologies, this paver serves as the perfect flooring for virtually any hardscape. If you are working with an existing patio, beautify it with the Rivercrest Fire Pit Kit. This small, private patio can be a great place to enjoy time alone, or leisurely conversation with friends or family.
Add a lush feel to your landscape with big, bold leafy plants or colorful annuals with showy flowers. Greenery plays a huge role in boosting the visual interest of a backyard. Incorporating different types of foliage in various shapes and forms in features such as flower beds, planters or multi-level terracing is crucial in for a state of the art landscape. Consider utilizing an eye-catching wall system such as Pisa2 for a bold retaining wall feature to house overflowing plant-life.
Take the Indoors Outdoors
Consider extending your indoor dining room to the outdoors so you don’t miss out on the benefits of alfresco cooking and dining. Be sure to make enough room for everyone in your extravagant dining area with comfortable seating spots. Boost the interest in your backyard with small, separate spaces that cohesively create dramatic flair. Set clear but subtle boundaries with Courtstone pavers. Courtstone is part of the EnduraColor Plus line of pavers, known for setting a new standard for everlasting beauty, strength, and functionality.
The title image features an Umbriano patio with Brussels Dimensional Stone verticals and Brussels Fullnose steps.