S’more season was just around the corner, therefore we had to quickly get this project started. First we removed the old style composite walk out deck and brick landing. The ground near the deck had become a storm water collection area resulting in seepage through the existing window well. The solution was to level the ground, cut away part of the swale, and build up the window well to redirect the water away from the well.
We replaced the deck with a rustic paver patio. These busy parents loved the idea of a low maintenance patio for their new outdoor living space. In order to provide shelter from seasonal elements, we added a roof system and incorporated skylights to allow light back into the house. We also added a ceiling fan for comfort from those sticky summer evenings. We continued the patio beyond the roofline for a more open feel and added a natural gas fire pit and seating walls as an entertainment focal point. The soft LED lighting cast against the stone walls creates shadows making it a more dynamic evening space.
Replacing the old brick landing area with low‐maintenance pavers and extending the walkway to the driveway provides an inviting access to the patio. We created new beds, plantings, flowering shrubs and trees, and perennials, adding dashes of much needed color. Then we added a few raised beds for berry and vegetable gardens. To enhance the privacy we added additional trees and vines along the existing split rail fence.
By replacing the overgrown plantings and failing deck structure with an open concept design we’ve successfully expanded the outdoor living space and set the mood for an ideal campfire and s’mores.
The previously existing deck was not useful to the homeowner and was being overtaken by this unkempt landscaping! These homeowner wanted an area to relax and raise their family.
Our 3D images were able to show the homeowner the benefits of replacing their deck structure with a paver patio. The idea of an open concept space was easy to see from these full-color 3D models.
The 3D images are able to show the clients how the space will look and feel before any construction is started. Here, we can show the clients that they have full range of motion to see their children playing while they are relaxing at the dining table.
The paver patio looks gorgeous against the house and the stone veneer pillars supporting the roof structure. The retaining walls double as seating walls for the fire pit area, ready for the kids and hot chocolate on those chilly nights!
The open-concept allows family and guests to transition into the yard easily. The roof structure guards pop-up rainstorms, so these clients are still able to enjoy themselves if raindrops happen to fall. The skylights let natural light to filter back into the house, and the landscape lighting is perfect for the added drama in the space as a whole.
This space comes to life at night time! The fire pit is the perfect accessory feature to tell stories around, while enjoying everyone's company.