Create a private retreat.
Why not add your own private retreat in your backyard? An aesthetically pleasing outside space can be great for entertaining on weekends or unwinding after a long day at work.
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If you don't have a lot of space for an outdoor retreat (or a lot of money), experiment with your layout. Ample seating amidst potted plants makes for a serene space. Create a simple focal point: a small area covered in slate chips provides contrast to smooth surfaces.
How much will it cost?
The Slate Chips in this area might only cost you a couple hundred dollars.