Lancaster Stone Masonry & Carpentry Services
When you need to add a little more "structure" to your outdoor living spaces call Carolina Oasis. We provide hardscaping solutions to customers in the Lancaster area. We install various types of outdoor structures utilizing materials such as wood, natural stone, concrete, steel, and weather resistant plastics. We are licensed to provide carpentry, masonry, and other contractor services allowing us to be the Lancaster area's turnkey source for hardscaping projects. If you live in the Lancaster area and are in need of a beautiful new deck, a shade providing pergola, a natural stone or paver patio, retaining walls, stone masonry accents, sidewalks, or have drainage issues that need professional correction.
Carolina Oasis uses both natural and synthetic products to provide the timeless impact of stone. Stone accents, patios, and retaining walls provide a distinct style and class to your landscape.
Natural Stone Patios
Concrete Paver Patios
Hardscaping Trends For 2017
Over the past few years, hardscaping projects have seen a steady upward trend in popularity throughout both Mecklenburg County and York County. Homeowners in Charlotte, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, Lake Wylie and York are increasingly interested in upgrading their homes outdoor features and maximizing their property value and aesthetic appeal. We have noticed several modern hardscaping designs are leading in popularity in 2017.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor kitchens have been popular home additions for a long time, but the past year the industry has seen a steady rise not just kitchens, but in outdoor living spaces in general from covered porches, natural stone patios, fireplaces, and garden seating areas. These areas are designed to be another place for the family to relax and enjoy their place to hang out together.
Outdoor living spaces can incorporate plenty of seating options for lounging, cozy lighting, attractive furniture, and if your budget will allow, add-ons such as flat-screen televisions and a bar area. The idea of outdoor living spaces is to create a place for the family that makes sense with the way they spend their time, while having increased functionality and efficiency. Add-ons such as countertops and storage seats are popular as well.
Shade structures are desirable hardscape elements in any home, but the past couple of years have brought a sharp uptick in pergola interest. Some of this increased pergola popularity may be attributed to home design moguls such as Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, as she often incorporates these beautiful structures into her clients’ finished homes.
Pergolas look less polished than the gazebos of years past – more rustic and natural – which is attractive to many modern homeowners.
Pergolas are relatively affordable hardscape additions as well, which adds to their appeal. HomeAdvisor estimates that it costs an average of $3,452 to construct a pergola – nearly half of what it costs to construct a gazebo.
Water features incorporate a natural, relaxing element into your outdoor space, and they also have the added bonus of appearing eco-friendly and sustainable. They do not have to be expensive either – Carolina Oasis has water features for any budget. Water features are versatile. They can range from gorgeous ponds or fountains to simple bubblers. And they attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife as well – a plus for any nature lover.