While sprucing up the inside of one’s house is important, many homeowners may fail to realize the potential that their backyards hold. The yard is a place to enjoy the outdoors without having to leave home; it is a homeowner’s own piece of nature. One of the most convenient ways to make sitting outdoors possible is through installing a patio; however, the base is just the beginning. Sitting walls are permanent ways of creating a backyard haven on your patio.
What Is a Sitting Wall?
A sitting wall is, as the name implies, a low wall upon which a person can sit. They are usually about 18 to 21 inches high and up to 24 inches deep for comfortable sitting square footage. To match the patio, they are often constructed from beautiful, stacked stone. Sitting wall design is flexible and can be curved or straight; whatever shape you need it to be, it can be done.
The best backyard designs include designating purposes for each space and defining those areas in a pleasing manner. A sitting wall bordering a patio can define the patio as a place to sit and gather with friends and family. It can border an edge, surround a fire pit, or line a walkway. With a low, comfortable-looking wall, you’ll know where one area starts and another ends.
Sitting walls can also provide safety. Instead of a railing, one can install a sitting wall to prevent anyone from tripping off the edge of the patio. If your patio sits on top of a steep hill, a sitting wall is a sure way to keep anyone from falling down the slope. This stone barrier has a double-purpose that railing cannot provide: it prevents accidents over the edge and also provides seating.
Of course, a sitting wall provides seating. What is especially convenient about sitting walls is that you don’t have to put them away for the colder months like you do with patio furniture. They are there to stay year-round. Add a few outdoor cushions, and you can roast chestnuts by the fire in the middle of December in comfort and style.
Lastly, they can add privacy to your yard. Plant tall-growing shrubs behind the wall and you have a secluded spot to sit and contemplate. If you would like to know more how to incorporate sitting walls and landscaping into your backyard, call Michael Bryan Landscapes!
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When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!