Our clients enjoy being in their backyard and entertaining outdoors. Three years ago, we integrated a new firepit area with seat wall into their old, small patio. This year, they were ready for a completely new outdoor living space, with much more room, functionality and aesthetic value.
Wider, modular steps were built to lead down to the new space from rear French doors, replacing steps that were too narrow and awkward. Two columns of a white fiberglass pergola flank the French doors; the structure spans the entire length of the back wall. Its clean, white color matches the doors and the second story railing on the house. The, larger patio, of Richcliff pavers that resemble tumbled Bluestone, replaced outdated, worn pavers, and has plenty of room for guests to sit or mill around dining and lounging areas, a firepit area and a grill.
During the day, the homeowners and guests can dine alfresco under the shade of the pergola, and the structure brings intimacy and inclusion to the yard. In time, Jackmanii clematis will ramble over the structure for seasonal color. The remaining area of the patio is perfect for basking under the sun. In the garden adjacent to the patio, beds will be planted with colorful annuals and perennials for lush color and texture.
At night, the space is transformed into a totally different experience. The L-shaped Quarrystone seat wall provides the perfect area to sit around the movable fire pit and roast marshmallows. An upright fire tube takes up minimal space and adds a mesmerizing element at night, while providing warmth on chilly autumn evenings. Landscape lighting accentuates surroundings that would otherwise be in the dark.
The new outdoor setting meets our clients’ needs, whether it’s for an intimate meal with family, sitting around the campfire with friends or a large gathering. The difference from what was previously there is night and day.
You can read more of our landscaping transformations in the case studies section of our company website.