Monday, March 26, 2012

Home Improvement - Spring 2012

Imagine the Possibilities …. Come Home to Your New Outdoor Living Room!

The space outside your home is a special space. It’s where you share moments with the people you love. It’s where you create lasting memories and impressions with family and friends and where neighbours come together. The perfect outdoor space isn’t just designed to look beautiful; the perfect outdoor space can be functional and elegant as well. There are many products that can help you to achieve your style and design goals while matching the needs of your budget and lifestyle.

Imagine coming home to a beautifully appointed driveway and front walkway that welcomes you each and every evening. Or enjoy that early morning coffee in your own front courtyard surrounded by cozy seat walls and gardens. Just imagine entertaining a large party of friends and family on your newly created outdoor kitchen and dining area. Experience the joy of preparing your favourite foods on a built-in grill and relax by the stand-up island while your guests enjoy the warm glow from your new outdoor fireplace. This can all be made possible through some of the ideas below:

Room to Grow

Entertain larger groups? Seat walls help to provide additional seating which add flexibility to any living space and can make great partitions for privacy as well. Consider designing adjoining “rooms” such as an eating area, a lounging or relaxing area for quiet conversations and an entertaining area much like your home is divided inside.

Outdoor Living Elements

Cook and grill outdoors on an attractive and functional grill. Utilize complementary banding and borders of Unilock Select products on horizontal and vertical surfaces to tie elements and colours of each feature of the project together.


Design the ultimate welcome mat to your home and make a bold statement with deep colours held timeless and true through the process of EnduraColorPlus. Your installation professional can provide suggestions for banding and borders that create a cohesive look leading to your own personal oasis at the end of each day.


Consider a flared front walkway that invites guests to your front door. Encourage the use of your front yard by building a small courtyard surrounded with seat walls and pillars with lanterns or lighting elements to highlight this area and create an evening wonderland that can be enjoyed beyond daytime boundaries.

Pool Decks

Lighter coloured pavers with non-slip surfaces ensure safety and comfort for you and your guests. Often these pavers are cooler to walk on than many types of natural stone and will enhance your enjoyment on those hot summer afternoons by the pool with family and friends.

Build it – Let us help you!

Since 1972, for over 40 years Schut’s Brick, Stone & Landscape has been helping homeowners like you create lasting impressions by turning your home building and landscaping dreams into reality to be enjoyed for many years. We invite you to visit our extensive outdoor showroom at 423 Mount Pleasant Road featuring pavers and retaining wall solutions by Unilock. With over 2000 square feet of colour and design ideas for your outdoor world not only will you be able to view the latest products and designs but you’ll be able to speak with our knowledgeable staff who can guide you through the product selection process with both you and your contractor. Visit us at or drop in to pick up your Free 2012 Unilock selection guide designed to connect you to the many possibilities of your newly reclaimed outdoor space!
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