This DIY backyard had already seen some of its worst days when the client purchased this house. Exposed to the summer heat and overwhelming to maintain, they’ve tolerated it, but now it’s high time to turn this hot mess into a fun, enjoyable space for this family of five – as well as for the rest of the neighborhood kids that flock to their active household.
Along with a bright and airy addition, the clients envisioned a more useable, low maintenance yard with a place to grill, outdoor seating away from the sun, a nice sized fire pit and possibly… a hot tub! We were also asked to save the existing fence for their sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. So, we got crackin’ on dreaming up some fresh ideas to pull all of their desires together.
Creating a Space Everyone Enjoys
Heated floors and a mini-split heating system will add extra warmth to the space and make it a comfortable addition to enjoy year round. The sliding doors to the south will lead out to the hot tub deck and the doors set to the north will open up to the pergola, grill and fire pit. Because the kids currently use the back door when returning home from school, the client asked for a locker to accommodate coats, backpacks and shoes, and also to store towels for the new hot tub.
The approaching colder weather will likely inhibit us from putting the final finishes on the outdoor areas yet this year — namely the top coat and sealant for the stamped concrete and the new perimeter plantings — but we are on schedule to have the indoor space buttoned up in time for December 25th! Not only is the client family excited, the whole neighborhood is eager to enjoy this inviting addition and backyard renovation.
Stay tuned for more updates as we transform this space from an unkempt burden into a family’s haven.
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