To maximize the use of any backyard space, the goal is to create destinations in the garden and connect them with welcoming pathways. Use focal points, seat walls, fountains, ponds, arbors, fireplaces, fire pits, and fragrant plantings to create interest at different locations and draw guests out into the yard space.

Concrete Seat Walls

Learn about how to add seating in an outdoor room, seat wall construction tips, design considerations, and more.

Water Features

Learn how you can add a dramatic yet economical focal point with artificial rocks and water feature construction.

Outdoor Fireplaces

Learn about the design criteria for outdoor fireplaces, types of fireplaces, placement, and seating considerations.

Outdoor Fire Pits

Learn about the basic fire pit designs, construction techniques, and how to incorporate them into your yard.

Outdoor Kitchens

Learn how to design with concrete to create appealing outdoor kitchen retreats.

Outdoor Concrete Furniture

Learn how to cmplement your natural surroundings with a concrete bench, table or stool.

Concrete Architectural Accents

Learn about what makes precast concrete perfect for producing decorative columns, balustrades, arches and more.

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