Outdoor Living spaces | Best Patio Design and Ideas in 2019 Bluffton & Hilton Head Island| Hardscape Installers

Outdoor Living spaces | Best Patio Design and Ideas in 2019 Bluffton & Hilton Head Island| Hardscape Installers

Outdoor Living trends For 2019. Expanding your homes exterior is ESSENTIAL for any home! As Paver Installation Leaders in, Bluffton, SC, we are professional, insured and committed to creating the very best Paver patio, Outdoor Kitchen and more, for YOU! Call American Paving Design - and let us make your Outdoor Living Space the best it can be!

Paver Retaining Wall Design| Block Retaining wall Builders | Bluffton & Hilton HEad

Paver Retaining Wall Design| Block Retaining wall Builders | Bluffton & Hilton HEad

Retaining Wall Block Is More Than Just A Block! Used On Many Outdoor Hardscape Projects, Wall Block Is Perfect For Raised & Sloped Patio Designs. Located In Bluffton, SC, American Paving Design Is A Leader In Retaining Wall Installation And Design. Check Out This Paver Patio Design Using Retaining Wall Block And Pavers.

Pavers Bluffton, SC| Paver Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks and Hardscapes

Pavers Bluffton, SC| Paver Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks and Hardscapes

Pavers Bluffton, SC. American Paving Design is a Leader in Paver Driveways, Pool Decks and Patio Installation and Design. Servicing Bluffton, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC and surrounding areas. Looking to have Pavers or Natural stone installed? Contact Us now! 843-706-7283!

top Paver company| brick Paver Installation in Bluffton, SC and hilton head island, sc

top Paver company| brick Paver Installation in Bluffton, SC and hilton head island, sc

NEED PAVERS? : We are your LEADER for ALL things PAVERS. Located in Bluffton, SC - American Paving Design, services the entire Low Country including: Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston & Savannah! Need Paver project ideas? Check out our website and learn more about how we can help you -create the space you’ve always wanted!

10 Best Outdoor Fire Pit Images: Fire Pit Pictures & Design Ideas

10 Best Outdoor Fire Pit Images: Fire Pit Pictures & Design Ideas

Images of Fire Pits- both Gas and Wood burning can help you find INSPIRATION for your next Hardscape project. Browse our latest Fire Pit, picture gallery! With different sizes and materials, we can help offer you the ability to not only learn more about fire pits - but what design would outfit your backyard patio, the best!

Paver Company| Patio Paver ideas | bluffton, sc

Paver Company|  Patio Paver ideas | bluffton, sc

Paver Image Galleries are the perfect way to spark your creative mind, when it comes to designing your new backyard oasis. Using, pavers allows for: versatility, beauty and sophistication. Check out this recent paver patio installation - and let our hardscape galleries allow you to develop and design the perfect Outdoor Living space for your family!

Can I Install a Gas Fire Pit on my Patio: Benefits of a Gas Burning Fire Pit

Can I Install a Gas Fire Pit on my Patio: Benefits of a Gas Burning Fire Pit

Gas Burning Fire Pits are as Simple as they are Pretty. With their low maintenance routines, easy on/off buttons, and chic design options - adding this type fire pit to your Outdoor Living space, is perfect for year around enjoyment! As a Hardscape Installer, many of our clients want to know, why we suggest Gas Burning fire pits - we’ve decided to let you all in on a little secret!

Seating Walls Pictures Custom Outdoor Kitchen Paver Project

Seating Walls Pictures Custom Outdoor Kitchen Paver Project

Are you in need of a Outdoor Living Space, for this years Football Season? Even if you are not a Auburn fan, we know you will still appreciate this gorgeous outdoor living space complete with a paver patio, seating wall and outdoor kitchen!

How to Prepare For a Hardscape Installation Project: Creating an Outdoor Living Space

How to Prepare For a Hardscape Installation Project: Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating that perfect Hardscape Design for your backyard can be tricky! But, with these 3 tips, we can help make your process easier. Check out this Bluffton, SC Hardscape design. This installation used Tremron’s, Sierra color paver, in a 3pc style. With matching retaining wall and cap, it’s a PRISTINE addition to any home.

HARDSCAPE PAVER PATIO Installer: CLIENT TESTIMONIAL in POOLER, GA

HARDSCAPE PAVER PATIO Installer: CLIENT TESTIMONIAL in POOLER, GA

Take a moment to listen to our Pooler, GA client talk about his patio makeover using American Paving Design!

Backyard Makeover Using Our 3-D Tool

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A homeowner in Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island wanted to spice up her large, flat backyard.  Like many homeowners, she knew how she wanted to use her space, but she wasn’t sure what was possible.  This situation is a perfect example of how our 3-D design software helps clients realize exactly what they want in a backyard makeover and then achieve it.

Our 3-D Design Process

To create the 3-D landscape design, we met with the homeowner to understand her desires.  Then, we took pictures of the space, and we used the pictures to create a digital design.  The digital design allowed her understand what we were capable of building.  Also, she could see exactly where we would build, and how much space the project would occupy in her yard.

The Backyard Makeover Result

The result was a sleek paver pathway leading from the home to a small paver patio and a fire pit.  A short retaining wall created dimension for the end.

We used Old Savannah Grey pavers from Jenkins Brick, located in Hardeeville, SC.  The Old Savannah Grey style is popular in the Lowcountry because it copies the bricks that were used in much of the construction that occurred in Savannah in the 1800s.  The bricks give this paver project a classic, weathered look perfect for homes in this region.

Get Your FREE Backyard Design

Do you have ideas for your backyard, but you aren’t sure how they will work out?  Make an appointment with American Paving Design for a totally free, no obligation consultation.  Just like we did for this Hilton Head Island homeowner, we will create a digital 3-D drawing of exactly what your paver project will look like – BEFORE you make any commitments.  With our 3-D design tool, we will help you realize the backyard of your dreams.

 

Backyard Paver Patio Remodel Pictures: Hardscape Design

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The slideshow below shows a backyard remodel that American Paving Design did for a homeowner in Wexford, SC.  The first two pictures show what the area looked like before we started clearing the land.  Then, the 3D drawings show how we helped the homeowners plan the work.  After each 3D drawing, a photo displays the final result.  As you can see, we completely transformed this backyard into an inviting space that will be perfect for entertaining family and friends.  

When American Paving Design does a backyard remodel, we do more than simply design and build a paver patio.  This renovation includes an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, specialty lighting, and a retaining wall.  When you hire American Paving Design to transform your backyard space, you benefit from our experience helping more than three thousand Lowcountry homeowners with paver projects.

All the pavers used in this project are Sierra colored pavers from Tremron.  The larger pavers are made in Tremron’s Olde Towne style, which is perfect for small patios. Combined with Stonegate cap and Stonegate 6” tumbled wall blocks, the pavers achieve an old European feel.  For accents and edging, we used a 2 3/8 brick in Sierra.

Like what you see?  Call us now to set up an appointment to learn more about what we can do with your outdoor living space.  Or check out our Idea Gallery for more inspiration!  We look forward to helping you transform your backyard into the space of your dreams.

Fireplace and Firepit: Which Is Right for You?

In this video, Tim Niemiec explores outdoor fireplaces and outdoor firepits.  He discusses how each option is built and the pros and cons of that selection. Outdoor Fireplaces

If you're looking for that true fireplace look, you can't go wrong with the real thing.  The first example is a pre-built unit.  We assembled it on site and covered it with a veneer stone.  This particular unit can either be wood burning or gas burning.  It is flexible and can be covered with stone, stucco, or tile.

Outdoor Firepits

The block and mortar built fire pit is our most popular fire pit.  The example unit is made from concrete block.  Then, we covered the inside with fire brick and installed stone and/or stucco on the exterior.  This option is great because it offers the homeowner flexibility in size, shape, and color.

Paver Firepits

These units are made by a manufacturer and then installed in the desired shape and size on site.  The advantage of using these units is the range choices in color, style, and texture.  Also, it's the best option if you want the units to match the pavers on your patio surface.

Tim's Tips:

1.  Check what kind of clearance you have at your home.  See what hangs over the area you would like to build your fire pit or fireplace.

2.  Do you want a gas or wood burning unit?  Or both?

3.  Put a budget together for the project.  If you have a dollar amount in mind, this will help determine which product you can afford.

4.  Ask for professional help.  Get advice from someone (like Tim) who does this every day.  Also, you can go online to look for ideas you like.  Browse our Idea Gallery to see projects we have completed for customers.

Outdoor Fireplace IDeas | Designing A new OUtdoor Living Space | Savannah, Bluffon & Hilton Head, SC

Outdoor Fireplace Installation Hilton Head

A great way to enhance your outdoor living area is with an outdoor fireplace. The outdoor fireplace is a great focal piece that you can build your patio area around. An outdoor fireplace can be built a few different ways, and below is a list of different construction methods used in building outdoor fireplaces.

Masonry Block Built Outdoor Fireplace

This is the most popular method in building outdoor fireplaces. There are several steps to building a masonry block outdoor fireplace place. First step is to pour a concrete footer for the base of the fireplace. American Paving Design usually pours a 6" concrete footer with steel rebar reinforcement. The second step would be to start building the main fireplace structure from concrete block. In this step the outdoor fireplace will really start to take shape. In this step we spread mortar onto the foundation and begin laying cement blocks on it. We are making making sure that each row of blocks is level. Building the chimney is the third step in the process. construct a chimney for wood-burning fireplaces. The chimney must be built to exact specifications to ensure proper draw of the smoke from the firebox. It must have a smoke shelf to reduce down draft and a flue of optimum dimensions. The forth step is to install the firebox. We mortar clay firebricks in place and later fill with grout. We use fire-retardant grout in this step to protect against the night heat. The last step for our outdoor wood-burning place is to face the exterior with stone, stone veneer, or stucco.

Prebuilt Outdoor Fireplaces

This option is becoming more popular. This units come already Prebuilt. There is still assembly required. The foundation still needs to be poured for these units.

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