Stepping up curb appeal with modern steps: Tips from EP Henry

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For many homeowners, outdoor steps are seen as purely functional: they move you safely from one point to the next. But with a little design ingenuity and the many shapes, colors and textures available in Hardscaping products to build them, those functional steps can create a real wow factor to a home’s front – or back - yard.

For many homeowners, outdoor steps are seen as purely functional: they move you safely from one point to the next. But with a little design ingenuity and the many shapes, colors and textures available in Hardscaping products to build them, those functional steps can create a real wow factor to a home’s front – or back - yard.

Whether they take center stage at the front doorway, help transition one patio level to the next or showcase a sloped backyard, steps can lend beauty, color and inspiration. Multilevel Hardscaping can incorporate steps into different elements, such as those leading up to a whirlpool or down into the sunken living space of an outdoor kitchen.

Steps built with pavers and walls are more durable and attractive than wooden and poured concrete ones which contract and expand with changing temperatures and can need replacing sooner. Pavers are also easy to maintain and can be sized according to project needs. The experts at EP Henry can recommend an experienced contractor to help flesh out options and handle professional installation.

These days, variety is prized as a design element, with the emerging trend of integrating different textures, colors and styles instead of having everything conform. Just some of the many creative choices available? Adding curved or fanned steps for eye candy. Installing mosaics, lights or other artistic features on risers, the vertical pieces that separate each step. Creating tiered vegetable or garden beds with steps in between. When it comes to design ideas, the sky’s the limit!

About EP Henry
EP Henry is the oldest American family-owned and operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America. Based in Woodbury, New Jersey, EP Henry manufactures a wide range of Hardscaping paving stone and retaining wall products, including ECO pavers and their new line of ColorTech™ integrally sealed paving stones offering advanced protection and enhanced color. EP Henry also offers outdoor kitchen kits, garden wall solutions, design ideas and more to homeowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit EPHenry.com or call 800-44-HENRY (800-444-3679).

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