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Eco-friendly Outdoor Designs Just in time for Spring

If you’re looking to create exquisite relaxing outdoor retreats while sustaining the environment, then keep on reading.

The below pictures showcase the defining elements of creative yet practical landscapes from outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, fountains, well heads, outdoor kitchen sinks and BBQs, flooring, columns, planters, troughs, pedestals, tables, benches and pools.

The focus of this blog is on going for the eco-friendly choice and having these elements recycled and hand carved from natural limestone as opposed to using other material that are chemically engineered and heavily processed.

The natural earth tones and finishes of this stone allow it to be easily incorporated in any modern or old world style while its durable nature as a sedimentary rock makes it low maintenance and long lasting under extreme weather climates.

Natural Stone Fire Features

Fire is humanity’s oldest primal attraction. Whether you visualize a quiet evening with a glass of wine and a view or entertaining guests, integrating a fire pit or outdoor fireplace is the way to go. It makes for a stunning focal point and destination luring your guests outside and keeping them entertained around it.

Limestone Fire pits

Bring a more practical elegant campfire into your very own backyard with a limestone fire pit. It can be used as a gorgeous spatial divider for large spaces providing the perfect intimate ambiance for family and friends’ gatherings. With thick surroundings, you’re able to place your drinks or put your feet up. Place a wood plank on top and it multi-functions as a gorgeous outdoor coffee table.

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A Mediterranean styled outdoor seating area with a round gas fire pit (filled with Basalt cobble stone) and recycled from reclaimed limestone.
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A backyard with a gas operated rustic fire pit filled with wood. The rectangular fire pit is salvaged from an old natural limestone trough.
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A courtyard with a rectangular gas burning limestone fire pit filled with glass.

Outdoor Limestone Fireplaces

A limestone fireplace is the centerpiece of any room and when incorporated outdoors, it moves the warmth and social heart of a home’s living room to the garden and creates a room around itself.

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A side yard using a rustic outdoor fireplace mantel as its focal point. It is hand carved and assembled from reclaimed limestone standing over recycled ‘Dalle de Bourgogne’ limestone flooring.
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A terrace with a simple French country Provence style outdoor fireplace mantel. It is hand carved from reclaimed natural limestone.
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A courtyard with a Tuscan style outdoor limestone fireplace mantel with an overhead mantel.

Limestone Water Features

Wall and Pool Limestone Fountains

Nothing is more soothing than the sound of water and it’s a plus that it masks street noise! Pool and wall fountains come in so many styles allowing you to bring in the charm of different cities and eras into your garden whether Provincial, Tuscan, Arabesque or Rustic to name a few.

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A courtyard with a Tuscan style reclaimed limestone pool fountain and flooring.
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A French Country courtyard pool fountain. It is made up of 3 Tiers beautifully hand carved from salvaged limestone.
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A backyard with a Tuscan style rustic wall fountain hand carved from limestone.
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A side yard with a Tuscan style wall fountain, vases and stair steps from rustic reclaimed limestone.

Limestone Wellheads

Who doesn’t love wishing wells especially when they come in the form of antique hand carved limestone! Going back to European folklore, wells were thought to grant you spoken wishes because water is the source of life and so it was believed it was a gift from the Gods. So go ahead and make a wish!

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A backyard with a reclaimed limestone hand carved wellhead with wrought iron and Barre Blonde limestone flooring
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A terrace with a hand carved old limestone well head topped with wrought iron.

Outdoor Kitchen with Limestone Elements

Outdoor kitchens are the social hub of the backyard and are meant to be practical so you can enjoy spending time outdoors without dreading it. Add a limestone and brick pizza oven and you’ve got the perfect social instrument for your alfresco kitchen.

Don’t forget to invest in a sink! A reclaimed limestone sink is not only practical but adds an organic minimalist touch.

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Reclaimed Limestone counter tops, cladding and flooring with stainless steel details in a Modern Neolithic Style outdoor kitchen
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Reclaimed limestone flooring, sink, pizza oven and barbecue in a Mediterranean style alfresco kitchen.
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A Tuscan alfresco kitchen recycled from reclaimed limestone. Notice the ice filled trough to keep your drinks cold.
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone sink in an outdoor kitchen.
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A close up caption of a reclaimed hand carved limestone sink, counter and ice trough in an outdoor kitchen.

Reclaimed Limestone Flooring

Outdoor patios expand your home’s living space and increase its resale value and so you would want to incorporate durable and eye-catching material.

Reclaimed limestone flooring, stepping stones and stair steps are slip resistant, need minimal maintenance, withstand extreme climate and heavy use due to their hard molecular structure and are absolutely gorgeous. They are a work of art in themselves with their warm earth tones, striking veins, varying sizes and the possibility of installing them in running bond formation or random ‘Versailles’ patterns.

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A Mediterranean terrace with reclaimed limestone Barre Blonde flooring in large tile sizes in running bond formation.
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A backyard with reclaimed Limestone Barre Blonde flooring, a limestone pool fountain and Fire pit.
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A terrace with old limestone ‘Barre Blonde’ flooring.
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A terrace with old rustic limestone ‘Dalle de Bourgogne’ flooring and pool coping.
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A Tuscan style garden with old rough limestone ‘Dalle de Bourgogne’ flooring and hand carved salvaged outdoor sink.
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An outdoor stair case from reclaimed limestone butcher block stair steps decorated with a terracotta vase.
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A backyard with rustic limestone butcher block stair steps.
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A front yard with old limestone stepping stones.
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Reclaimed Cobble stone in a front yard.

If you are looking for something more artistic and vibrant with enduring beauty, then consider antique French colored cement tiles. They are unique, alive with their patterns and color and cannot be replicated since they are salvaged and re-used from old pavers.

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Salvaged antique French colored cement tiles in a terrace.
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Salvaged antique French colored cement tiles in a terrace.

Columns

Columns are an integral part of a pergola and with limestone columns you can match your pergola to your home’s architecture, you can opt for a rustic look using reclaimed limestone or a more classic one using modern finishes.

Rustic limestone columns can even be used for aesthetic decorative purposes within the garden and don’t necessarily need to serve a functionality.

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Hand carved reclaimed limestone columns in a pergola.
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A pergola with hand carved old limestone columns.

Limestone Planters, Troughs and Pedestals

Plants are an integral part of any outdoor space. Using reclaimed limestone planters, pedestals and troughs adds the charm to your space and accentuates the beauty of your plants.

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A close up picture of a salvaged garden limestone trough.
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A salvaged old limestone trough in a backyard.
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Decorative reclaimed limestone pedestals in a garden.

Limestone Tables and Benches

What is an outdoor space without a proper and inviting seating area? When you opt for natural stone like limestone tables and limestone benches, you are liberating yourself from the hassle of maintenance while adding charisma and intimacy. Stone appeals to the gut and transfers you into nature making you forget you are still in a backyard.

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A relaxing backyard with a pool and hand carved reclaimed outdoor limestone table.
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A terrace with a hand carved limestone table with decorative legs.
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A garden with hand carved benches salvaged from limestone.

Limestone Pool Coping and Surrounding

A swimming pool means you are going to spend a great deal of time outdoors so your pool’s style and personality are key. Using natural limestone coping and flooring for the poolscape spurs superiority and elegance while maintaining a much needed laid back relaxing atmosphere. Their slip-resistant features and earth tone patina are perfect for this setting.

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Reclaimed hand carved limestone pool coping with a limestone wall fountain.
Pool coping garden outdoor benches salvaged antique reclaimed limestone old rustic hand carved landscape ideas outdoor design eco-friendly sustainable recycled re-modeled re-used Canada
Reclaimed limestone flooring and pool coping inside and outside the pool.
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Reclaimed limestone pool coping and stepping stones within a pool.
Pool coping garden outdoor benches salvaged antique reclaimed limestone old rustic hand carved landscape ideas outdoor design eco-friendly sustainable recycled re-modeled re-used Canada
Dalle de Bourgogne reclaimed limestone flooring as flooring and pool coping.

 

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