This family in Powell, OH wanted to expand their covered patio on the south side of their home so that they could have additional shade in the summertime and room to create an outdoor kitchen. The space abuts the garage, which is a little unusual. The existing wall is 12’ high, but we wanted a lower patio roof to provide more shaded space, so the open porch area is 10’ tall with a hip roof to match the home. Underneath the roof, the ceiling is vaulted and finished with plybead to match the porch at the front of the home.
Matching the existing pavers was a bit of a challenge because the old ones are no longer made, so we did some research with our extensive list of suppliers and found a nice solution with Unilock Beacon Hill pavers. The entire covered area is about 20’x16’ and is supported with four pillars made with Unilock Brussels, nicely complementing the pavers on the ground. Brussels was also used on the seating walls and to build the outdoor kitchen.
As with most of our projects, this one has several thoughtful details that make it special. We modified the support columns with hand-carved flutes to match existing columns at the front of the home. The pillar caps are made from a genuine stone called Brentwood which is quarried in Oklahoma. It is so striking because it looks like petrified wood. We also used it for the kitchen and seating bar countertops, creating a rich and distinctive focal point. There is a built-in footrest all around the bottom of the bar. Little details mean a lot! The roof posts and beam, columns and king truss were all wrapped in Paulownia wood which has a high weight-strength ratio and is easy to work with for details like the column flutes.
The finishing touches on this new cooking/eating/entertainment area were the installation of top-quality appliances and the wiring for lights and speakers. With the flick of a switch, light fills the space and highlights those polished stone countertops. One more turns on the music and then it’s time to fire up the grill and start taking drink orders. Powell’s newest exclusive eating area is open for friends and family to enjoy.
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