Natural Looking Paver Driveways & Outdoor Rooms Top the List of Hardscape Trends

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Dreaming of a Landscape Design Makeover or a New Outdoor Kitchen? You’re Not Alone

Outdoor spaces are trending in home improvement projects. Homeowners are renovating patios, driveways and backyards not only to increase a home’s value but to get more enjoyment out of the property. Here are some of the trends in hardscaping that will transform your home.

Outdoor Kitchens

Patios have been used for BBQs for generations, but today’s home chef wants the comforts of a full outdoor kitchen while they’re grilling. An outdoor kitchen can include a pizza oven, refrigerator, prep tables and lighting, turning your backyard into a full entertainment center. Lay down natural paving stones for a natural look that blends into the environment.

Outdoor Living Rooms

Kitchens aren’t the only room moving into the outdoors. Your deck can become a second living room that you can enjoy any time of year, even if you don’t have an outdoor kitchen. Work with your landscape design in the Bay Area to provide a covered space surrounded by beautiful gardens. Whether you want a safe place for your kids to hangout with their friends or added space for parties, you can turn your backyard into something wonderful.


Pergolas are a cousin to the gazebo. A pergola has a more open canopy that works more effectively in casual backyards. You can enjoy sunlight or moonlight through the opening, but it does provide some shade during the hottest part of the day. Beautiful paver path and patio designs will meld the pergola with your landscape design.

Retaining Walls

In the Bay Area Retaining walls have always been used in landscaping for functionality as well as hillside stability, but today’s homeowners are using walls in conjunction with their outdoor living spaces to retain the natural features of the landscape and to add beauty to the backyard.

Patio Setups in the Front Yard

You may also want to consider using pavers to install a small patio off your driveway where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while overlooking your beautiful landscaping in the front. Place your patio where you can enjoy a sunrise or sunset, whichever one you prefer, or both.

Viking Paver Driveway Installation, Landscape Design, and Hardscaping

Ready to amp up the volume of your property with a new outdoor space? Viking Pavers can help you design a complete hardscape and landscape design that compliments your home and your plot.  Give the front of your home curb appeal and create a design that flows into the backyard to bring the two together. Call us today at 800-941-1014 or request a free consultation today.