Charlotte Custom Outdoor Hardscapes

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Charlotte’s Best Hardscape Design & Construction

Create a custom outdoor space in your backyard, your way. We build outdoor fire pits that are just right for marshmallow roasting, outdoor kitchens that make cookouts a breeze, and patio areas where everyone has a seat. When working with MetroGreenscape, our Charlotte hardscape design experts can provide you with ideas and features you will not find on a shelf or in a catalog.

Hardscapes, including concrete patios, built-in outdoor kitchens, fire pits or outdoor fireplaces, and seating walls, not only make outdoor entertaining easier, but they can also make your Charlotte home look more attractive when done by a professional. Our experts will help you find the layouts, materials, and custom features to blend with your landscapes and add value to your home.

Experienced Hardscape Design & Installation

Professional Hardscape Services in Charlotte

Our hardscape professionals believe in quality craftsmanship, and nothing less. When you work with MetroGreenscape to build your hardscape design in Charlotte, you work with professionals who care about doing the job right.

We offer a variety of Charlotte hardscaping services, including fire pit installations, custom patios, outdoor fireplaces, custom outdoor kitchens, and retaining walls. On top of the many services we offer, we’ll take care of the project from start to finish, managing the design, build, and installation so you don’t have to worry about juggling multiple Charlotte vendors.

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Top 3 Things to Know About Charlotte Hardscapes

Hardscaping encompasses everything from simple walkways, retaining walls, and fire pits to custom patios and decks, stylish outdoor fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens. Everything you need to comfortably play, relax, or entertain outside. Here are three tips for planning out the perfect custom hardscape in Charlotte, NC.

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Hardscaping Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether it’s a well-positioned retaining wall increasing your plantable square footage or an outdoor fireplace facilitating all-season, fresh-air hangouts, the right kind of hardscaping elements can up your property value. Hardscapes are also great ways to take advantage of Charlotte’s mild, pleasant climate. Add an attractive, multi-functional hardscape that expands the ways you can spend time outdoors.

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Consider Fall or Winter for Hardscaping Projects

If you’re thinking about adding a custom patio in Charlotte, NC, fall or winter can be prime time for the project. Fall and winter are when most plants are dormant so the custom patio installation won’t damage any landscaping. Hardscape usage tends to slow down when the temperatures drop in late fall and winter, making these seasons ideal for installation so you can use your hardscapes come spring and summer.

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Choose the Right Kind and Design of Hardscaping for Your Space

Whether you’re adding a custom outdoor kitchen to your Charlotte home or transforming your yard with a custom seating wall, it’s important to match your installation with the space. Even if you’re doing a complete renovation, you’re constrained by the size and shape of your property. Take advantage of existing grade and other landscaping features, maximize the usability of limited square footage, and choose hardscaping designs that complement the in-place materials and aesthetic of your property.

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Custom Hardscape Services in Charlotte

With 20-year roots in Charlotte, our hardscape designers and architects understand the local aesthetic and building materials that will last in the Carolinas. We make installing a hardscape easy as a full-service operation, managing hardscape design, planning, and construction. If you are in the market for a hardscape design in Charlotte and surrounding areas, contact us to schedule your consultation.

Custom Patios

Patios are the perfect outdoor offshoot of your home, creating a perfect place to eat, gather, or play outdoors.

Custom Decks

Whether you like the traditional look of wood, or prefer the convenience of composite, we’ll build a custom deck to meet your specifications.

Custom Outdoor Kitchens

Grill in the great outdoors with a custom outdoor kitchen that outfits all your culinary needs.

Custom Outdoor Fireplaces

Create a warm place for family and friends to gather with a custom outdoor fireplace.

Fire Pit Installation

Accent your backyard with an outdoor fire pit installation that the family will enjoy year-round.

Seating Wall Installation

Create a larger place to gather with seating, giving everyone a place to sit and socialize.

Retaining Wall Installation

Prevent backyard erosion with a retaining wall that blends with your landscape.

Walkways and Stairs

Make it easier and safer to access the outdoors with custom walkways and stairs.

In-Ground Swimming Pools

Cool off beside a custom-built swimming pool during Charlotte’s hot summers with family and friends.

Bringing People Together

Stone Masonry Services

Experience the best of outdoor cooking and entertaining with our stone masonry services and luxury outdoor living. We’re the experts you can call to build an outdoor fireplace that has a pizza oven, an outdoor patio with lighting, or a community fireplace with additional seating. Want to add a fireplace or fire pit to your property? No problem. We’ll show you a range of custom building materials to pick from so you can get the most out of your installation.

The best Charlotte landscapes are beautiful and functional. With MetroGreenscape, you never have to choose one over the other to stay within your budget.

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MetroGreenscape provides custom hardscapes and landscapes for discerning clients who have their own unique style, and want this reflected in their outdoor space. While we will start with our existing designs and layouts so you understand what we are capable of, the ultimate design will allow your creativity to drive every aspect and the materials.

Seasonal Advice

Caring for Your Hardscape Throughout the Year

From sharp cold snaps to torrential downpours, Charlotte, NC can throw a lot your yard’s way when it comes to weather. A properly installed hardscape customized for your yard by professionals who understand the Charlotte climate will generally require less maintenance and last longer. At MetroGreenscape, we not only design and install top-grade hardscapes, we also provide expert maintenance services so you get the most out of your outdoor space.

Spring

On the heels of winter—and before summer’s prime outdoor-socializing time—it’s a good idea to inspect your hardscape and give it a little TLC. Repair cracks that may have developed, add gravel or sand or mortar where needed, and generally do a little sprucing-up.

Summer

From outdoor fireplaces and custom backyard kitchens to concrete patios and seating walls, summertime’s liable to see your hardscaping experiencing its most intense usage, which means regular cleanup and upkeep. This is also of course when weeding takes center stage in and along pathways and walls.

Autumn

Autumn’s an ideal time to clean hardscapes after heavy spring and summer use, ready structures and tools for storage, and generally check off a bit of winterizing for the rigors of the upcoming season.

Winter

The fickle, sometimes severe weather of wintertime can do a number on hardscaping. It’s important to keep an eye on hardscapes for potential damage from freezing temperatures and freeze-thaw cycles, adequately shield installations (when necessary) from the elements, and address any moisture issues from winter rains, ice storms, or snowmelt.

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Charlotte Custom Hardscape Design & Construction Services

Custom Patios

If you’re going to build a custom patio in Charlotte, you want to do it right. Why not partner with an experienced patio builder that can not only build a well-constructed patio, but also bring it to life with built-in TVs, fireplaces, kitchens, or a built-in bar. Enjoy a covered patio on a hot day, or uncovered to feel the sunshine. We’ll take your ideas and make them a reality. 

We’re a local Charlotte hardscape design company that knows everything you need to know about building custom patios. We know that a beautiful stone or brick patio can take your property to the next level. Outdoor brick and stone patios add extra square footage for more of your family or friends to spread out and have fun. With our top-quality construction and design experience, you will get a high-quality brick or stone patio installation that you’ll get to enjoy for years and years.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are just as well equipped as indoor ones, complete with full cooktops, embedded grills, and sinks. Our team can design and install a custom outdoor kitchen that will have you cooking outside all year long. We take the time to listen to what you need, and then we build just that. Our designers can go big or as small, whatever you need.

At MetroGreenscape, the first rule to building an outdoor kitchen is to only use top-of-the-line products so you can fully enjoy the outdoor cooking experience. High-end outdoor cooking setups are what give you the proper kitchen elements to make delicious meals and enjoy making them.

Outdoor Fireplaces

The fact is everyone loves to gather around a fireplace. Fireplaces make a statement and they keep guests warm during the cooler months. When it comes to installing your Charlotte outdoor fireplace, the first step is to sit down and talk about what you want it to look and feel like. We will take your ideas for the ideal fireplace and create a unique design that you won’t find anywhere else. This is what sets our team apart. We can use materials from all over the world to create your ideal outdoor fireplace.

Then our team of pros evaluates the space and sizes up the scale of the project. For some Charlotte homes, custom outdoor fireplaces are a work of backyard art. For others, they’re used for entertainment. And for some, they’re even used to bake pizza when a pizza oven is installed. No matter how you plan to use your outdoor fireplace, we’ll make it happen.

Fire Pits

A custom fire pit is so much more than a hole for burning wood. Fire pits offer a realizing and secluded outdoor place to spend time together. MetroGreenscape’s team of experts will build a unique design from a fire pit company in Charlotte, NC that is both attractive and functional. 

And we won’t forget about the most important part: seating. Seating options can be natural or man-made but it is important that they are comfortable and able to fit as many people around the fire as possible.

The fire pit can be made of many different materials including natural and man-made stone, decorative blocks, and even sculpted concrete. Our pros will be there to guide you on which material makes the most sense for your landscape. 

MetroGreenscape’s hardscape contractors in Charlotte can create a fire pit and seating setup that looks as if it was meant to be in your backyard and will provide countless hours of fun and relaxation.

Seating Walls

MetroGreenscape can design and install a variety of custom seating walls for homeowners in Charlotte and the surrounding area. The more room, the merrier. Seating walls are a must for around common spaces, swimming pools, and fire pits to give everyone more room to sit and enjoy themselves.

Our seating walls can be used to accentuate your current landscaping or could be used as additional seating areas for individuals at parties, barbecues, family reunions, and other types of get-togethers.

You’ll know a well-designed seating wall when you see it because it will be both sturdy and attractive. Custom seating walls can blend into and flow around your landscape and complement your pool, patio, or fire pit area.

Custom Retaining Walls

Retaining walls support soil and landscaping features so they can sit at different levels. At MetroGreenscape, we put in retaining walls for both support and landscaping, often helping homeowners create tiered planting beds with retaining walls that are both beautiful and functional. Most people hire MetroGreenscape to build a retaining wall when they have a slope coming towards or away from their house and they want to extend space, or they simply have a drainage problem and do not want this continuing to hurt their home.

We’ll build your retaining wall with strong but beautiful stone or brick, giving you a stable foundation to hold soil and plants. We can customize the retaining wall to match the theme of your home and landscape, making it smooth or incorporating a textured overlay of bricks or stones that provide a more dynamic look.

We have years of experience building custom retaining walls throughout Charlotte. We are skilled at working the retaining wall installation into the landscape you already have so you can put your green thumb to work.  We can also include retaining walls in a full landscape design that elevates the experience of your entire yard. If you already have hardscape elements such as patios or fireplaces, we can design a retaining wall that complements the materials you already have for a seamless look.

Custom Hardscape Design Example

Below is an example of one of our custom plans that we will provide you. This helps you visualize the work being completed. The custom plans are detailed and contain up to ten pages.  Ask us how you can incorporate custom landscaping into your overall backyard design as well.

Charlotte Hardscape Frequently Asked Questions

What is hardscaping?

Referring to the “hardscape” of an area exterior to buildings means you are talking about the nonliving elements of the area. Hardscaping is the process of making an outdoor space more attractive by building or improving the nonliving elements. Hardscaping elements might include stone walls, patios, ponds, or even a custom fire pit. Lawn service and hardscape companies like MetroGreenscape provide hardscape design and services for Charlotte home and business owners. Hardscape projects might include custom builds for water features, patios, retaining walls, walkways, fences, decks, porches, and more.

How much does a backyard renovation cost?

Adding a patio to your home typically starts at $5,000 in Charlotte, NC, although that cost will vary significantly depending on your design, space requirements or material selection, the size of the patio you want, and the construction material you’re interested in. Concrete patios are one of the most popular kinds of patios in Charlotte because they are cheap and can be installed fast. Typically, all builder concrete patios get replaced with natural stone, pavers, or something more durable for the long haul that also extends the look of the inside of the house out. Backyard renovations can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000+ depending on your space and the type of renovation you want. A good rule of thumb is to budget ten percent of the value of your home for a brand new renovation. Actual costs will vary based on what you want to include in your renovation, such as tearing out existing landscaping and hardscaping to put in a custom patio or deck, fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, seating walls, or other hardscape design features. At MetroGreenscape, we start every renovation with the end in mind. We’ll evaluate your space and discuss what you envision to be the backyard of your dreams, as well as any budget concerns you have. From there, we can provide a more accurate estimate of your renovation costs or even offer 0% financing to make this payment schedule work for your budget. We are here to help!

What is included in a full outdoor kitchen?

A full outdoor kitchen can include anything you wish, from something simple with a grill and counter space to something more elaborate with seating for 6 people, a bar, ice chest, fridge, keg tap, smoker, built-in fire pit and so much more. If you can imagine it, we can build it.

Where can I find a backyard fire pit design that fits my space?

There are numerous websites that offer backyard fire pit designs, but there is no guarantee that they will fit your space. To find a fire pit design that works for your outdoor area, including sizing and materials that fit your existing landscape, you’ll likely need to work with a professional. Our professional services can create custom fire pit designs that can handle the spacing restrictions in your area as well as incorporate the construction materials that match your home. We also know local code and will build your backyard fire pit safely so there are no issues down the road. Our policy at MetroGreenscape is safety first!