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Transform Your Backyard into Paradise

July 15, 2019

There’s never been a better time to enhance your lifestyle by turning your backyard into a multi-purpose room – perfect for relaxing, entertaining and a great way to add value to your home. Your outdoor space can be as comfortable, innovative and as stylish as you want. But before you build the backyard of your dreams, we have a few tips to make the experience efficient and successful.

You’ll love it when your plan comes together!

Inspiration is everywhere. Start with a few home shows. It’s where you’re sure to get ideas and professional advice. Scour the internet. Search sites like Pinterest where you’ll find hundreds of ideas with styles ranging from contemporary to rustic. Visit Nicolock’s Facebook page and view projects in real-time that are inspirational and informative. Stop by a Nicolock Outdoor Design Center and see for yourself how color, texture and hardscape products work together to create a well-designed, stunning environment. Masonry and hardscape dealers offer beautiful, full color catalogs. Remember, your new space will be an extension of your home, so make sure the transition is seamless by complimenting its architectural style.

How will you use your new space?

If your dream space is for preparing meals and entertaining family and friends, you may want to consider an outdoor kitchen complete with barbeque, refrigerator and mini bar! Perhaps you see everyone gathering around a fire pit or fireplace. Or maybe you’re imagining a new pool surrounded by a patio and dramatic landscaping. To add a unique touch, consider a water feature like a pond, waterfall, pool or stream. Your space should be designed to match the lifestyle you envision.

Take a closer look at your backyard.

Your yard may have certain advantages and challenges. For example, how is it graded? Do you need a retaining wall? Consider sun exposure. Is it full or partial sunlight, and is it exposed to wind? Perhaps a pergola is a solution. Being aware of these challenges can help you design a space that is sheltered from these elements, while blending seamlessly with the overall look of the environment. Also, when considering a full kitchen and entertainment features like flat screen TVs, it’s important to plan for utilities early in the process. One way to cover all these bases is to hire professionals. Consider interviewing designers, landscape architects and experienced contractors.

Products designed to work perfectly together.

Your dream space should look and fit perfectly together. From color and texture to style and functionality your hardscape products should be built with synergy in mind – meaning, the combined effect should be greater than the individual element. Outdoor Living By Nicolock does just that. Each hardscape product is designed for fit and function and with so many styles and colors to choose from your options are many and the quality is unmatched. Possibilities include our stunning Verona Full Kitchen, the elegant Kalea Bay Fireplace, Verona Pizza Oven and the beautiful Nantucket Kitchen Island to name a few. What’s more, all of these finely engineered structures are built to have the same rich, vibrant colors that you’ll only find from Nicolock.

No one knows color like Nicolock.

At Nicolock manufacturing rich vibrant colors is both art and science. Keeping our eye on innovative color trends and unique blends is all in a day’s work. In fact, no one blends color like Nicolock. We take color blending to a whole new level by smoothing out hues and eliminating lines. Nicolock blends have variegated tones, not spotty blotches that you see in lesser manufactured pavers. What’s more, we offer the widest variety of color choices so that your home can have a look that reflects your personal taste and style.

Learn how to choose the perfect paver color.

Vibrant color starts with our patented manufacturing process:

Our unique, state-of-the-art manufacturing process ensures that all of our quality materials are precisely measured to create a consistent, durable base mix. During this process, iron oxide bonds with cement molecules resulting in the most vibrant color seen throughout each paver.

Once our base mix is created, ultra-fine sand, Portland cement and additional color come together to create our unique paver-shield™ technology. The result: a tight, smooth surface texture combined for superior color, strength and beauty that will last for generations.

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