One of the best ways to maximize your backyard is to make it accessible. Many homes in the metro Atlanta area have walk-out basements which effectively add to the square footage. However, sometimes that leaves an unsafe way of moving from the front yard to the backyard when outside. The hilly terrain of North Georgia creates runoff and erosion, resulting in potentially dangerous slopes on the side yards of a home. One solution to manage the problem is to properly incorporate steps into the landscape. Not only are they functional, but when using stone, stairs add a natural element that is undeniably attractive. This week we tackled two projects which called for the installation of stone staircases, take a look.