We often profile some of our larger projects on the blog. The big projects are certainly not all that we do though. Some smaller projects are standalone projects, and other times they are additions or extensions to previous ones. We recently completed two of these in the Columbus area that we want to share with you.
The first one in New Albany OH included the removal of an existing brick patio and redoing the stairs from the back of the home. The brick patio was not quite level and there were some issues with moss growing between the bricks and corners coming up and creating tripping hazards.
The new patio is both wider and longer, now abutting the house, while leaving a lovely river birch in place, and extending to two corners of the home. We leveled the area and installed Unilock Beacon Hill pavers. The stair pavers are also Beacon Hill but have the bullnose edging. We created a bump out off the main area which can easily accommodate either a table and chairs or a free-standing fire pit by the half moon seating wall. The seating wall cap is Beacon Hill Sierra. The curve of the bump out is echoed on the semicircle landing creating harmony in the space. This new landing is much more welcoming and doesn’t block light to the French doors. You’ll also notice the soldier course in Unilock Copthorne in Basalt color – or perhaps you didn’t notice it at first blush. The basalt color is much darker and creates a perfect picture frame for the space.
The feature the homeowners will probably enjoy the most is the gas line extension that we plumbed beneath the patio. We took the gas line off the back of the house so that the grill can be a little farther away from the house and no one ever has to make a last-minute dash to the store to refill the propane tank again. The resulting patio is lighter, more open and easier to maintain. When people look at it, the adjective I hear repeatedly to describe it is “harmonious.”
Another job we want to show you is in Dublin OH. This project includes a deck expansion, hardscape expansion and an expanded flagstone walkway that creates a small patio with built-in fire pit. We worked with existing pavers for the patio and used Unilock Brussels for the retaining wall. In addition to pavers, capstones and edging, we added a Unilock fire pit to match.
The patio area has a nice canopy of trees over it which makes for great shade and protection from light rain, but it is a little dark, even at noon. We brightened it up by installing lighting on the pillars of the seating wall around the fire pit. It is a wonderful little oasis. The surrounding trees and landscaping give it a woodsy feel that make it seem like you are far from the city.
Contact Archadeck of Columbus today to see how we can make creating your dream backyard an enjoyable experience, start to finish. The consultation is completely free. (740) 879 – 3730 or
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