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Hardscape Features for Better Functionality in your Cleveland, OH Backyard Spaces

Hardscape Features for Better Functionality in your Cleveland, OH Backyard Spaces


By determining the primary functions of your Cleveland, OH, hardscape spaces, you can make better use of your backyard, be it a small or large landscape. With every element having a purpose and fulfilling a role in the cohesiveness of the hardscape and softscape, your backyard can become better organised and more visually appealing. This is achieved by dividing the patio area into multiple, independent parts. Hardscape focal features such as fire pits, outdoor kitchens and others will give each separate area its unique function and contribute to a better flow in the backyard.



Walkways are not usually considered focal points, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have the power to steal the spotlight. If planned properly, walkways can change the entire layout of the backyard, functionally connecting outdoor rooms, and complementing the natural flow and structure of the landscape. As well as protecting your grass and beautiful greenery, walkways can take your visitors on a tour of the beauty of the landscape that you’ve worked hard to achieve. Let your visitors be even more impressed with your walkway design by incorporating Unilock pavers and having it crafted by a Unilock Authorized Contractor. Achieve a modern look while adding a touch of natural elegance with Richcliff pavers. Richcliff is the perfect paver for establishing traffic patterns in your outdoor living spaces. Richcliff presents a surface cast from actual flagstone pavers, combined with the strength and durability of Ultima Concrete Technology. This paver is one of the most popular choices for patios, walkways and other functional, yet attractive, landscape features.


Retaining Walls and Low Wall

Maximize the use of sloping space in your backyard with a retaining wall. Retaining walls offer protection against soil erosion and are an excellent foundation for plant beds. Combine beauty and functionality with the stacked-flagstone look of Rivercrest Wall. Rivercrest Wall can also be used for low walls, steps, and pillars, as well as for permanent seating areas, outdoor kitchen verticals and unique water features.

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Custom Fire Features and Matching Seating Area

If you love to curl up with a book in the evenings or entertain large groups of friends over the weekends, a fire pit or a fireplace can be the ideal spot. A full-size fireplace, built according to local building codes and fire-safety protocols by a Unilock Authorized Contractor, is not only a functional feature, but a smart investment. If you’re limited with space, add a custom-made Rivercrest Firepit Kit and a matching seating area. Such a combination of elements is perfect for creating a functional focal point while maximizing backyard space. Complement Rivercrest Wall seating with Ledgestone or Sandstone coping. Both options are sure to add remarkable elegance with their versatile color palettes.


Durable Outdoor Kitchen Patio

If you enjoy hosting outdoor summer parties, durable patio flooring is a must-have feature. Get the best of both worlds with the natural granite look of Umbriano pavers. Thanks to proprietary Unilock manufacturing technologies, ColorFusion, EasyClean Stain Resistance and EnduraColor Facemix, Umbriano offers integral surface protection that is resistant to environmental factors, easy to maintain, easy to clean and offers long-lasting color.

The title image features an Umbriano patio with Rivercrest Wall verticals.



Hardscape Features for Better Functionality in your Cleveland, OH Backyard Spaces



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