Creative step designs

5 creative step designs

Yes, this is about step ideas. We know, you may not think about your steps as a way to add character to your home, but we wanted to change that. These 5 creative step designs will not only be functional for your family, but they will also enhance your curb appeal. Once you have read our ideas, we’d love for you to answer our poll below!

1. Angled Entry. This is a great way to incorporate a raised entrance stretching from end to end with your stairs coming off at an angle on the side that could lead to your driveway or yard. Look at all the space you have for entering your home. Carrying in groceries would be so much easier!
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2. Extended Entry. This idea showcases how you don’t need to have all the stairs in one spot – you can gradually step down. By the door there are two steps leading out and then a landing with the grill and patio furniture. You can exit to the lower paver patio area that leads to a fire pit or exit by the grill to the yard that leads to the front of the house. This family also incorporated a retaining wall so they could plant shrubs and flowers.
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3. Rounded Entry. This is a unique and memorable entrance. It utilizes the same curvature outline as the paver patio and free standing wall. Truly, a beautiful design.
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4. Classic Entry. For this look we built steps leading down, but then built a wall to the same height as the walkway area above. It’s a great idea for garage steps and will add lots of color when your flowers and shrubs are in full bloom.
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5. Full-sized Entry. With the patio door being close to the wall, we extended the steps the full width and used the corner of the house to angle with the corner of the steps. It leads out to a paver patio and you can see how they use the dimension in the steps to decorate their outdoor living space.
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Now don’t you think about steps in a whole new way? We hope so. And we hope you saw that these ideas will not only enhance your outdoor living area, but can actually give you more space to get inside your home! Then, just for fun, we’d love to hear which design you think could work for your home by answering our poll below.

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Landscaping Ideas: Pergolas

Landscaping ideas: Pergolas

Leading Edge Landscapes enjoys creating the outdoor living space you want and works for your family. We have lots of landscaping ideas and one we want to talk about today is a pergola. Adding a pergola can enhance your paver patio and bring a new element to your outdoor living area. These are some of the different pergolas we’ve added to customer’s backyards and you can see the statement they make and the beauty it adds.

For this landscaping design, we designed the paver patio and built the pillars for the pergola to stand on. Such a beautiful design that really enhances and expands their outdoor living area. Great for entertaining and relaxing on the warm summer evenings.
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This pergola uses a triangle shape  that is built on three block pillars. It makes for a nice, open area that is very welcoming as you step out of the patio door. Landscaping Ideas: PergolasLandscaping Ideas: Pergolas

For this landscaping design, we stood the pergola on four pillars and left the area open for the family to access other areas of their backyard. A great look and one you know the neighbors are talking about!Landscaping Ideas: Pergolas
Landscaping Ideas: Pergolas

If you think a paver patio with a pergola would add to your outdoor living space, call Andy at Leading Edge Landscapes 507-276-8142 to set up a meeting today or visit our Contact Us page to fill out a form for him to contact you. We hope you enjoyed reading about these landscaping ideas about pergolas!

Creative Landscaping Ideas

Leading Edge Landscapes helps you envision the outdoor living space you have always wanted. Whether you are looking to entertain, relax, enjoy evening bonfires or spruce up your yard with more flowers, bushes and variety, we can help. Here is a look at a few landscaping ideas that can get you to start envisioning your weekends grilling, gardening and sipping a cool drink.

This stone retaining wall works well for any yard. It’s the perfect way to add bushes, flowers and decorative trees. And, if this look works for you, but you need a walk way, we can incorporate that into this landscape design.
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Other landscaping ideas include doing a paver patio with a free standing wall. This is one of our most popular designs because of the durability of a paver patio and the functionality. It’s a classic look and one our customers are always pleased with!
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This retaining wall idea incorporates steps. It’s a crisp look and once bushes and flowers are added, it will really enhance the new architecture.
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We hope these landscaping ideas helped inspire your vision. We are looking forward to working with you to design the outdoor living space you want. Also, if you don’t know exactly what you want, we will help with our professional experience.

Contact Andy Budahn today at 507-276-8142 to set up a personal meeting with him.