As retaining wall experts, we’ve built quite a few retaining walls in our time, in a variety of styles. Some clients want simplistic styles, while others want sleek modern, or artistic expression. Our landscape designers help our clients make practical choices about their retaining walls, as well as help them to create a space that perfectly suits their own style and building.
Retaining walls are beautiful and practical forms of landscaping for any home or building. These provide different planes and depth for the eye, leveled places for patios or walks, and an abundance of style and beauty.
In our opinion, the exterior of a building should express the same taste, voice, and feel as the interior design and the people who live there. We want your exterior to be a reflection of what’s inside the building on the property. To do that, we provide our clients with many choices of retaining wall material, giving them style options and varying costs for the retaining wall.
These are the four basic retaining wall templates that we begin from as we work with our clients to design a retaining wall that fits their style and is within their budget.
Style 1: Contemporary
The contemporary retaining wall is marked by sleek uniformity. This may be dry-laid ledge stone, concrete stones, or even iron sheeting that can be used to create sharp edges and clear-cut lines, or may utilize cinder blocks on their sides with garden vegetables or flowers growing out of them.
Style 2: Eclectic
Eclectic retaining walls often feature natural stone or stone blocks. It is comprised of varying sizes of stone or even varying materials, and it usually includes varying colors of material. Curving retaining walls are often chosen as part of the eclectic style, with natural plants placed along them, such as ferns, climbing vines, and moss may even be introduced. The eclectic style gives the designer free reign for unusual shapes and creativity.
Style 3: Modern
Similar to contemporary in its feel, modern retaining walls often feature the use of monotone wood or timber, or monotone loose stone held in steel cages. Iron, flagstone, small stone and compact shrubbery are also frequently chosen for a modern retaining wall style.
Style 4: Traditional
This style focuses on creating a cozy environment. Warm stone colors are usually chosen, or materials such as brick or natural stone. The blocks are generally uniform, with simple yet elegant lines. The surrounding area will usually feature lush gardens with varying sizes of shrubbery and flowering plants. Cobble paving stones or natural flagstones are frequently chosen for the paths.
Each of these basic styles can be creatively molded to suit such tastes as Mediterranean, rustic, traditional Asian, beach house or farmhouse preferences. With these four basic styles as a template, our designers will work with you to create a theme that will best capture the voice of the clients. We love helping our clients create a space that they truly enjoy. Contact us to set up your free estimate consultation.