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Sunday, 31 January 2021 21:36

Planning Your Landscape Project In 2021

outdoorkitchens projectPlanning a landscape project can be a daunting task. Approaching it in phases can help make the project more manageable. This guide summarizes the different elements involved in planning.

1. Get Inspiration From Designs You Love

What do you want? This is where you should begin. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

  • What styles do you like? Traditional, Modern, Rustic, Contemporary?
  • What do you want to feature? Patio, Pool, Driveway, Walkway, Garden Wall, Fireplace, Outdoor Kitchen?
  • What are your must-have’s? Do you need wheelchair access? Is bright lighting essential?

These are good questions to begin with. You may be unsure of what you want, and that is okay. Start looking at pictures and save what you like. We recommend exploring designs on Pinterest or Houzz. Both sites make it easy to find fresh ideas and save them for inspiration.

Pinterest allows you to create a pinboard and save pins (images) to it. There is no limit to the number of pinboards you can create, so don’t hesitate to start multiple pinboards for each distinct style you like. Our Barkman Pinterest page features boards for outdoor kitchens, driveways, creative paths and more. Houzz uses a similar concept called idea books. Our Barkman Pinterest page features many different pinboards to give inspiration.

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 19:56


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Through a dedicated process and professional project management we are able to move from design concepts through to their realization, staying on schedule and in steady communication with our clients. We find our clients prefer to be informed about the process - and the status - of their projects, so we always provide an efficient flow of information and respond promptly to calls. Here are just some of the services we can provide...

  • Free Estimates (click here)
  • Design & Construction of all aspect of hardscaping projects
  • Retaining Walls
  • Paving Stones
  • Manufactured Stones
  • Natural Stones
  • Outdoor Living
  • Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits
  • Outdoor Kitchens & BBQ's
  • Water Features
  • Concrete Countertops & Tables
  • Full Bobcat & Excavating Services

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Published in Informational
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 22:25

Galleries: Before & After

Here are some beautiful results of projects we have proudly completed!

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Friday, 16 January 2015 18:48

Galleries: Gemstone Collections

Project: Gemstone Gridiron Deck

The fine people of B.C. Place came to visit us at the B.C. Home Show and informed us that this display had to become a permanent structure in B.C. Place. They told us that the concept and the energy within our display was amazing and would be a perfect area for fans to engage at Sporting events and more.

On June 11th the project began and 10 days later just in time for the B.C. Lions home opener, the Gemstone Gridiron Deck opened. The Gemstone Gridiron Deck has become a destination place for fans of all events in B.C. Place. It even has its own website a site that fans can visit and see pictures of themselves that we post after every event.

The Gemstone Gridiron deck is a 4,000 sq. ft Outdoor Living display between sections 432- 436 and boosts a Japanese garden area, a huge outdoor fireplace area, a waterfall garden and the most incredible outdoor kitchen and bar area called Jimmy Stones Ale House, where all types of fan favorite beverages are served. To top it all off we have a D.J. booth that plays all the latest hits, engage with the fans and gets the party started.

We are told the concept of The Gemstone Gridiron Deck is the first of its kind in any sports arena in North America, so make sure to check us out the next time you are going to a B.C. Lions game.



Project: Lee Residence

Gemstone is proud to have been part of this amazing home built by New Creation Homes and landscape design by Heartwood Landscaping. With 28,000 sq. ft. of driveway and walkways using Belgards  Mega Arbel flagstone 80mm  pavers with Mega Bergerac as a border truly belongs on this project. In the backyard a winding pathway all the way down to the Fraser Rivers using Sub terra, a permeable 80mm paver from Belgard. Fantastic job!


Published in Galleries
Monday, 12 January 2015 06:47

Galleries: Walkways

Check what can be done with walkways - just need a little imagination!

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Monday, 12 January 2015 06:45

Galleries: Stonework

Here are some great examples of what can be acheived with stonework!

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Monday, 12 January 2015 06:39

Galleries: Retaining Walls & Steps

Here are some great examples of retaining walls and steps we have had a hand in creating!

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Monday, 12 January 2015 06:37

Galleries: Patios

Check out some spectcular patios we have designed and completed!

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Monday, 12 January 2015 06:34

Galleries: Outdoor Kitchens

Get some great inspiration for these outdoor kitchens we have completed!

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Monday, 12 January 2015 05:31

Galleries: Driveways

Gemstone Masonry and Landscape Supply specializes in durable, maintenance-free pavers for driveways, sidewalks, patios, retaining walls, and pool areas.

When your driveway needs to be replaced, or newly created, keep in mind that concrete pavers are chosen most frequently by homeowners. Pavers provide durability, beauty and multiple choices of color and style. Driveways are an integral part of your home’s exterior. Even if you can’t change the path to the garage, you can resurface with a more striking material, or shape its edges in a distinctive way that defines your property.

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