There are many reasons that you may be interested in adding steps to an outdoor living space. Steps can add a walkway to higher or lower ground and add more usable space in your garden. Steps can also stop an area from issues that nature brings, such as erosion. Or maybe you are looking to improve existing steps or reinstall steps that weren't properly installed in the first place. Whatever the reason or need, the goal should always be to come up with a finished product that will last for years to come. In order to do so, you must start with the basics.
Endless Material Choices
When building steps, picking a material may seem like a daunting task. Steps can be constructed out of hundreds of materials including wood, concrete, stone, and even grass! And the choices don't end there. Within these choices are hundreds of options such as the type of stone or wood. When picking a product, consider the following:
After choosing a materials, it's time to choose the type of spacing that you desire between steps. Options include:
Different spacing can create different looks and feels, and will also determine the number of steps. The more space in between, the less steps. Butted steps have the most steps per square foot.
One of the most important reasons to work with a professional is that they have worked on hundreds of design projects and can easily design a project that fits into your budget, will work with the materials that you wish to use and help you design a beautiful set of steps that will last for generations to come.