Add Visual Appeal to Your Property With Masonry

Have you ever looked at your property and thought to yourself, “This property could use something… It feels almost empty.” 

Well, as it happens, many people have had that very same thought. So much in fact that some decided to do something about it and employ masonry to solve their problem. Doing so has given them some fantastic results, increasing their curb appeal and even their property value!

All of that, in addition to the satisfaction of having a new-looking property that you can take a lot of pride in. We want to help you think of masonry in the same way—using masonry to add some much-needed visual appeal! And as always, you’ll be learning from the very best. 

Ray Arnold Masonry & General Contracting has been in business since 1952! That’s more than enough time to pick up some brilliant examples of how masonry can bring a lot to your property. 

With that said, if you’re ready to get the most out of masonry, continue reading below! 

First on our list, we have:

Outdoor Firepits

Picture this: a beautiful space that naturally draws you and your loved ones in while keeping you warm and well-lit—introducing firepits! Okay, firepits aren’t exactly new. However, as traditional as they may be, they’ve been kept around for so long with good reasons. 

They’re easy to build, last for years and bring your property to life with ease! Depending on your property, a fire pit could be exactly what you’ve been looking for! And with so many styles nowadays, you’re likely to find the perfect match for the rest of your outdoor space. Give them a look! 

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are simple, like firepits. However, they’re much bigger and might be the best thing for a property on a slope. Or an owner who is looking to draw in the eyes of his neighbors! In either case, there are a ton of great examples of retaining walls in action.

They support the property and look great while doing it. Really, there’s no downside to a retaining wall. The only hurdle is calling in a professional to see if a retaining wall is the best option for your property! And with that, we’d be happy to help. 


A stunning, winding pathway leading your guests to your ideal hangout spot could be yours! These pathways start out very simple, but they can get very complex and elaborate fast—leaving you with an amazing visual masterpiece that truly adds some direction to your property! 

The variety of stone and pattern is entirely up to you! So, you can let your imagination run wild with this one. It’s also the perfect option if you’re looking to connect several points on your property— without forcing your guests to walk through mud. 


I’m willing to bet that we all have the same memory of being invited over to someone’s cool house and hanging out on their custom patio. It was a great time, right? Well, a patio like that is made one million times better when it’s 100 percent yours. 

And with the right team behind you, you’ll be able to model the patio to fit your already stunning home. 

Brick Mailboxes

Perhaps the smallest addition to your property out of the options on this list, it may still have an equally large impact on your visual appeal! Your mailbox is sitting right on the edge of the road. It’s the first thing that many people see. So, it makes sense to style it accordingly! 

Get rid of the boring, tired mailbox that the rest of the neighborhood has already. Bring in some flare with a brick mailbox. 

A Quick Disclaimer

Some of the examples on this list may feel easy to accomplish on your own, and in some cases, that’s true! 

But in others, it’s best to have a trained professional come in and get the job done right. That’ll save you, your wallet and your property from troubles in the future like tiresome repairs and other concerns. 

All in all, we hope that you’ve been able to take some real inspiration from this list! We’re absolutely positive that masonry is the real key to adding some lasting visual appeal to your property. And if you’ve opted for one of the ideas on this list, those of us at Ray Arnold Masonry & General Contracting are ready to talk about the details of making your dream come true. 

Don’t wait. Contact us!