The look of distinction that permanent outdoor structures (such as retaining walls, patios, pavers and walkways) bring to a landscape is undeniable. Hardscapes define a landscape by creating the skeleton that holds your outdoor living space together. When designed with vision and architectural skill, hardscapes create functionality while expanding the architecture of your home into the outdoors. A vast array of hardscape materials can add color, texture and dimension to your overall landscape design. Hardscapes range from natural stone retaining walls and seat walls, flagstone paths, paver or flagstone walkways and patios, pergolas, gazebos, and outdoor kitchens and bars, to name a few.