5 Hardscape Features for Your Los Angeles Home

Hardscaping is a technique that utilizes durable materials to enhance the landscape design. These hard elements can retain soil and water and also make your design more aesthetically pleasing. Whether you’re relaxing or entertaining in your Los Angeles home, you’ll love having beautiful curb appeal that takes your exterior to the next level. 

Kavin Construction provides functional, eye-catching hardscaping services in Los Angeles and the surrounding suburbs. We never hire subcontractors – it’s only our team that does the work and communicates with you. Let’s explore seven hardscape elements that we think you’ll love for your home. 

1. Stone Patios 

Durable stone patios provide years of enjoyment under the beautiful California sun. When you start from scratch, you can choose an entirely new layout. Many people are choosing to expand their patios so they have more room to relax, socialize and barbecue (and less lawn to cut!). Mixing and matching different textures, colors and materials is the best way to get a unique patio that is exclusive to your home. 

2. Walkways 

Walkways are high traffic areas that lead up to the home – and you want to make a great first impression. Some of our favorite walkway materials include brick, stamped concrete, pavers and bluestone. All are durable and attractive, adding value onto your property. Don’t forget landscape lighting to keep your walkways well-lit and safe for visitors!

3. Retaining Walls 

Retaining walls aren’t just pretty – they’re functional, too. These landscaping walls provide extra support and prevent the earth from moving downhill with erosion. Retaining walls can also provide additional seating in the backyard. As with other hardscape features, there are many materials to choose from. We recommend poured concrete, interlocking blocks or natural stone because they hold up well. 

4. Custom Designed Pools 

An inground swimming pool is a great investment in southern California. With temperatures warm year-round, there are endless opportunities to swim. Kavin Construction has an in-house team of pool contractors who can build you the pool of your dreams. We can add unique water features like waterfalls, fountains and bubblers, as well as other essential elements like decks, gazebos and lighting. 

5. Burning Fires

Nothing says perfection quite like sitting under the stars at night by a warm fire. Los Angeles evenings can get chilly and a burning fire is a great way to stay comfortable while enjoying your outdoor space. Or, you might find that a masonry fire pit is a better fit for hanging with friends in the summer. Perhaps you’re ready to go all out and build that outdoor kitchen you’ve been dreaming of. We can help with this, too. 

The benefit in hiring Kavin Construction is that you get to work with one consistent team. Our general contractors are licensed by the State License Board so they can oversee multiple trades. To learn more about adding hardscape features to your exterior, contact Kavin Construction today!