Nationwide, homeowners are rethinking their midcentury tract homes that have become swanky architecture for the new millennium. Study these projects enough, and you realize that concrete has evolved from the low-cost choice to hot stuff. This trend is driven by the introduction of permeable paving, which is the green alternative to pouring a solid slab.
As part of the movement toward modern, minimalist layouts and organic style, precast concrete stepping stones are low-cost features that can make a big difference in a yard. The stepping stones are sold in home-improvement stores – a standard foot-square stepper costing about $1.40, a 16-inch-square stone about $3.25, both of which are an incredible value.
Here are some of the ways you can use the stepping stones:
Whichever project you choose, the new permeable look features gaps between the concrete squares. How wide these gaps are depends on what kind of filler you choose.