4 Reasons to Consider a Hardscape
Kris Vento
Projects Summer

Craving an outdoor space to relax in the shade or soak up the summer sun? It might be time to add a patio to your home! At Atlantic Landscapes, we’re committed to achieving your unique aesthetic and creating an end result that will withstand the test of time. We pride ourselves in designing hardscapes that are functional, durable, and add value to your property. A patio, in particular, can be a personal getaway, house an outdoor kitchen or fire pit, or simply be a place for family and friends to spend time with one another. Read on to discover four reasons to consider adding a hardscape to your home.

1. Home Value

Adding a patio to your home can significantly increase your home’s value. Landscaped patios and walkways improve the look of your home and add to its outdoor living space, which in turn, increases the value if or when the time comes to sell. This investment will provide immediate enjoyment for you and your family, and residual benefits will follow if you decide to move.

2. More Living Space

A stone patio or paved walkway can give your property more room for entertaining and relaxation—and nothing beats the fresh outdoors! Having a hardscape allows you to enjoy all the benefits of the sun, breeze, and warm weather just outside your door. With plenty of room for all of your guests and any little ones, your backyard can become the ultimate hangout.

3. Mental and Physical Health Benefits

Outdoor living is known to decrease stress and depression while increasing energy and moods. Spending a few minutes outdoors—relaxing or exercising—is great for clearing the mind and refocusing. When it comes down to it, our mental and physical health is largely influenced by our lifestyle. By creating spaces in your home to naturally unwind, like a well-designed hardscape, it’ll hopefully be easier to care for yourself.

4. It’s More Durable than Wood

Unlike wood, hardscaping is less susceptible to the elements and doesn’t need to be regularly resealed or cleaned to remain in good condition. Opting for a hardscape instead of a wood patio also means you can design it in various shapes—practically any shape! Choose from a variety of colors, textures, and finishes to have your patio perfectly complement your home without any painting or staining.

Whether you plan on having family dinners out on the patio or are looking for a peaceful spot for morning yoga, adding a patio to your home gives you a beautiful and functional outdoor space. Our team at Atlantic Landscapes is excited to transform your outdoor area into your dream oasis. Give us a call at (717) 397-5264—we’d love to help you build a hardscape to complement your home.

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