In this backyard makeover, we were working with plenty of space, but the existing outdoor design was not ideal for backyard entertaining with mostly flat grass and shaded decks and patios. We reshaped the area with a new design, extending the decks and patios into the sun with curves to provide better views of the yard.
Our new design introduced much more entertainment and relaxation space, yet maintained a coziness and private feel throughout. A new freestanding hot tub is included, designed to look built-in — an original request of our clients that they reconsidered after realizing the built-in option was not affordable or user-friendly. Instead our “built-in appearing” solution is tucked into the retaining wall. Castle ledge rock disguises part of the hot tub and provides steps to enter it.
The new stained and stamped patio is also surrounded by castle ledge rock; a stone retaining wall around the patio provides bench-height seating. The lower level patio area leads to an entertainment and bar area complete with a TV and island. Several seating options are available inviting people to gather. Spiral and curved staircases lead to the upper deck areas, for a panoramic view. Trex composite decking is used on the upper deck areas for a low-maintenance solution. Here are also multiple areas to sit, stand or dine, including a drink rail.