CUSTOM SITE AMENITIES

This is where it gets fun! Custom site amenities are those finishing touches that make your project personal. Yardscapes designers really enjoy designing around a client’s piece of art and making that a statement piece.  It personalizes the space.

Amenities involving water will always be a trend, but right now instead of the large built in water features that require a ton of maintenance, clients are requesting small custom metal or basalt stone water features. These require minimal maintenance and still provide the soothing waterfall sound.

Function amenities such custom gates, pergolas, and trellis have come a long way from cedar and lattice. Yardscapes designers still may incorporate a cedar pergola, but add custom metal decorative detail to make it a statement. Now instead of the use of lattice for trellises, we have the capability to bend metal into an art piece that can be used as a trellis.  Same with gates, even though you may have a cedar fence, just by adding a custom metal or steel gate creates a function piece of art that adds dimension to your fence.

Creative furniture, such as a mortarted seating wall or custom metal benches are a great way to bring your space alive; especially when it is around a mortared fire or gas fire pit for those cool summer evenings.

Outdoor kitchens are all the rage; but what’s hot right now are wood-fire pizza ovens.  It’s a fun way to spend a summer evening with friends! Just remember they do require ample time to heat up.

Yardscapes likes to incorporate that special piece into your space with things like custom gates, arbors, trellis, pergolas, birdbaths, water features, planters and urns, hammock stands, screens, outdoor grill stands, pizza ovens, art, and furniture. A good resource for custom outdoor accents and furnishings is Twisted Elements. They have a large showroom downtown Minneapolis, MN in the International Market Square.

Welcome to this Front Entry Complete with Custom Metal Gate and Mortared Stone Pillars.
Welcome to this Front Entry Complete with Custom Metal Gate and Mortared Stone Pillars.
Welcome to this Front Entry Complete with Custom Metal Gate and Mortared Stone Pillars.
Custom Metal Bird Bath Installed on a Limestone Slab
Custom Metal Bird Bath Installed on a Limestone Slab
Custom Metal Bird Bath Installed on a Limestone Slab
Custom Water Fall
Custom Water Fall
Custom Water Fall
Custom Pergola 8" by 8" Cedar Columns and Metal Accent Details
Custom Pergola 8" by 8" Cedar Columns and Metal Accent Details
Custom Pergola 8" by 8" Cedar Columns and Metal Accent Details
Metal Gate, Mortared Stone Limestone Pillars, Limestone Fond Du Lac Walkway thru gate
Metal Gate, Mortared Stone Limestone Pillars, and Limestone Fond Du Lac Walkway
Metal Gate, Mortared Stone Limestone Pillars, Limestone Fond Du Lac Walkway thru gate
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Red
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Red, Plantings, Boxwood, Arbovitae Hedge
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Red
Basalt Stone Water Feature.
Basalt Stone Water Feature.
Basalt Stone Water Feature.
Stone Waterfall along Walking Path
Stone Waterfall along Walking Path
Stone Waterfall along Walking Path
Limestone Planter Resting on a "1-of-a-kind" St. Paul Courthouse Stone Slab with a Custom Metal Sculpture Behind it.
Haddonstone Planter with Custom Metal Sculpture
Limestone Planter Resting on a "1-of-a-kind" St. Paul Courthouse Stone Slab with a Custom Metal Sculpture Behind it.
Custom Split Rail Gate and Pergola with Metal Accents and St.Paul Courthouse Stone Bases.
Custom Split Rail Gate and Pergola with Metal Accents and St.Paul Courthouse Stone Bases.
Custom Split Rail Gate and Pergola with Metal Accents and St.Paul Courthouse Stone Bases.
Custom Metal and Woodbeam Hammock Stand.
Custom Metal and Woodbeam Hammock Stand.
Custom Metal and Woodbeam Hammock Stand.
Custom Metal Trellis and Screen
Custom Metal Trellis and Screen
Custom Metal Trellis and Screen
Custom Metal Arches Attached to Solid Wood Posts to Create a Walkway to the Lake.
Custom Metal Arches Attached to Solid Wood Posts to Create a Walkway to the Lake.
Custom Metal Arches Attached to Solid Wood Posts to Create a Walkway to the Lake.
Custom Metal Gate with Cut-Outs, Mounted to Mortared Fieldstone Pillars.
Custom Metal Gate with Cut-Outs, Mounted to Mortared Fieldstone Pillars.
Custom Metal Gate with Cut-Outs, Mounted to Mortared Fieldstone Pillars.
Wood Arbors on top of Mortarted Stone "Seating" Walls.
Wood Arbors on top of Mortared Stone "Seating" Walls.
Wood Arbors on top of Mortarted Stone "Seating" Walls.
Cedar Wood Arbor Gate System with Metal Accents
Cedar Wood Arbor Gate System with Metal Accents
Cedar Wood Arbor Gate System with Metal Accents
Custom Metal Gate Attached to Brick Mortared Columns.
Custom Metal Gate Attached to Brick Mortared Columns.
Custom Metal Gate Attached to Brick Mortared Columns.
Custom Metal Sun Dial Sitting on top of a Courthouse Stone Slab.
Custom Metal Sun Dial Sitting on top of a Courthouse Stone Slab.
Custom Metal Sun Dial Sitting on top of a Courthouse Stone Slab.
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Blue installed in Narural Area
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Blue installed in Narural Area
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Blue installed in Narural Area
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Panels, Gray Trap rock Path, Boxwood Plant Hedge for Garden Area
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Panels, Gray Trap Rock Path, and Boxwood Plant Hedge for Garden Area
Metal Sculpture with Acrylic Panels, Gray Trap rock Path, Boxwood Plant Hedge for Garden Area
Custom Wood and Steel Gates with Metal Arbor Above.
Custom Wood and Steel Gates with Metal Arbor Above.
Custom Wood and Steel Gates with Metal Arbor Above.
Custom Metal Sculpture with Limestone Mortared Surrounding.
Custom Metal Sculpture with Limestone Mortared Surrounding.
Custom Metal Sculpture with Limestone Mortared Surrounding.
Stone 3-Tier Fountain with a Limestone Dry-Laid Wall Surrounding.
Stone 3-Tier Fountain with a Limestone Dry-Laid Wall Surrounding.
Stone 3-Tier Fountain with a Limestone Dry-Laid Wall Surrounding.
Custom Metal "Fish" Attached to a Courthouse Stone Slab.
Custom Metal "Fish" Attached to a Courthouse Stone Slab.
Custom Metal "Fish" Attached to a Courthouse Stone Slab.
Custom Metal Gate with Mortared Limestone Columns.
Custom Metal Gate with Mortared Limestone Columns.
Custom Metal Gate with Mortared Limestone Columns.
Custom Clay Artwork Attached to a Courthouse Slab.
Custom Clay Artwork Attached to a Courthouse Slab.
Custom Clay Artwork Attached to a Courthouse Slab.
"Surfing" Custom Metal Sculpture Attached to a Boulder.
"Surfing" Custom Metal Sculpture Attached to a Boulder.
"Surfing" Custom Metal Sculpture Attached to a Boulder.
Antique Gate Attached to Wood Fencing.
Antique Gate Attached to Wood Fencing.
Antique Gate Attached to Wood Fencing.
Specialty Stone Pinnacle.
Specialty Stone Pinnacle.
Specialty Stone Pinnacle.
Wood Gazebo with Boulder Fire-Ring Fire Pit and Boulders for Seating.
Wood Gazebo with Boulder Fire-Ring Fire Pit and Boulders for Seating.
Wood Gazebo with Boulder Fire-Ring Fire Pit and Boulders for Seating.
Custom Wood Gate on Stone Columns Over Bluestone Walkway.
Custom Wood Gate on Stone Columns Over Bluestone Walkway.
Custom Wood Gate on Stone Columns Over Bluestone Walkway.
Sculpture Created with Metal and Acrylic Accent
Sculpture Created with Metal and Acrylic Accent
Sculpture Created with Metal and Acrylic Accent
Custom Metal Trellis with Acrylic to Screen Deck Area
 
Custom Metal Trellis with Acrylic to Screen Deck Area
Custom Metal Water Feature for Indoor or Outdoor Use.
Custom Metal Water Feature for Indoor or Outdoor Use.
Custom Metal Water Feature for Indoor or Outdoor Use.
Custom Metal arbor covered entry, custom metal gate and railing
Custom Metal Arbor Covered Entry with a Custom Metal Gate and Railing
Custom Metal arbor covered entry, custom metal gate and railing
Custom Address Pillar
Custom Address Pillar
Custom Address Pillar
 Stone Address Pillar with Metal Address Numbers and Strip Rail Fence
Stone Address Pillar with Metal Address Numbers and Strip Rail Fence
 Stone Address Pillar with Metal Address Numbers and Strip Rail Fence
Custom "Built-In" Water feature with Metal Accents Behind, Copper Piping in a Mortared Limestone Wall.
Custom "Built-In" Water feature with Metal Accents Behind, Copper Piping in a Mortared Limestone Wall.
Custom "Built-In" Water feature with Metal Accents Behind, Copper Piping in a Mortared Limestone Wall.
Custom Metal Grill Stand with Cut Boulder Shelves Under Wooden Arbor with Custom Metal Legs.
Custom Metal Grill Stand with Cut Boulder Shelves Under Wooden Arbor with Custom Metal Legs.
Custom Metal Grill Stand with Cut Boulder Shelves Under Wooden Arbor with Custom Metal Legs.