There are many different types of materials you can use to create an outdoor fireplace or patio. Outdoor fireplaces can be made of anything from concrete to brick to natural stone. You have even more choices with patios! Popular materials include natural stone like bluestone or flagstone, or basic concrete. No matter what you choose for your new project, you want to make sure it fits into the look and feel of your home and backyard.
Here at Etowah Group, we are committed to creating beautiful hardscapes and landscapes that complement your home. For example, we always take the materials used in the exterior of your home into consideration when designing your patio or outdoor fireplace. We also never use more than three different types of material on your project to make sure it flows with the home and any existing structures in the yard. We believe taking a “less is more” attitude in creating elegant designs for your home. We also take into account client’s lifestyle as well as their wants and needs. For instance, if the client has a pool in their backyard, we would never install a patio with a naturally slick stone that could become slippery when wet. That would be dangerous to both the family and guests.
Some popular materials used in outdoor fireplaces range from cast concrete, brick, stucco and natural stone. Here at Etowah Group, we often use crab orchard stone or a combination of stucco and stone on the face of the fireplace. Patios can vary greatly in size, shape and style. Some popular materials for patios right now are natural stone, flagstone, brick and pavers. We love using crab orchard stone and pavers to make your patio space pop! But no matter what type of material you select, we will make sure your yard looks incredible and stands out from your neighbors!
You may also want to keep in mind that prices can vary greatly based on the type of materials used. For example, regular poured concrete is approximately $5 per square foot. Brick often runs between $7 and $9 per square foot. Concrete pavers cost between $10 and $20 per square foot. And natural stone can range from $15-$30 per square foot. Usually these prices include installation.
If you’d like to learn more about Etowah Group, or get a free estimate, please give us a call at 678-354-0757.