The Problem: No Established Area

John and Heather Wolverton and their three daughters live in a beautiful house by a lake. The green space was wonderful for the active kids, but there was a problem.

There was no established space to comfortably spend time in the backyard. It was just grass and a 10×10 patio slab.

John and Heather decided it was time to upgrade their outdoor space to be something truly special. Heather dug in to find the best Hardscapers in her area, and that’s when she found us.

Project Features:

  • Covered Structure: Included a softened gable-roofed structure to fit under the second-story windows, along with a vaulted, pine tongue and groove ceiling.  
  • Stamped Concrete Patio: Monster Slate stamp in a slate gray color, with a charcoal accent border.
  • Custom Fireplace:  Fireplace and wood boxes were built using Builder Stone’s Yukon Cutface veneer with Tennessee caps. 
  • Outdoor Kitchen: Custom stone veneer, using Builder Stone’s Yukon Cutface veneer.
  • LED Outdoor Lighting: Undercap lighting on the seat walls, fireplace, and the kitchen countertop.

The Process: Transforming an Empty Space

They chose our Monster Slate stamp in a slate gray color, with a charcoal accent border as the base for their entire patio, and it looked fantastic!

We designed their covered structure to include a softened gable-roofed structure to fit under their home’s second-story windows, along with a vaulted, pine tongue and groove ceiling. The custom stone veneer fireplace was tied into the roofline of this new structure to create a really dynamic new covered space the family could enjoy while looking out over their lake.

This custom fireplace features a widened chimney to accommodate a 60″ TV.  Two custom, stone veneer wood boxes accompany the fireplace on each side, both built using Builder Stone’s Yukon Cutface veneer, with Tennessee caps.

The grill station was built of the same custom stone veneer as the fireplace, tying the complete outdoor living area together.

The Outcome: “The” Place Where Everyone Wants to Be

With the completion of their patio — covered structure, fireplace, living space, and outdoor kitchen and grill, the Wolvertons are able to spend more time together and really take family time to the next level.


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We provide homeowners with beautifully designed outdoor living environments so they can experience the joy of entertaining friends and family in a fun and functional space everyone loves.

We know what it’s like to be ready to turn your yard into a beautifully designed space — over the last 12 years, we’ve helped over 2,500 Kansas city homeowners build their dream outdoor entertaining space and we can help you do the same.

Our team has decades of education and experience in design, hardscape, and construction, we’ve completed almost every kind of project. We’re confident we will give you the outdoor space you dream about, which is why we back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee — you love it, or we’ll make it right.

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