The Problem: Never Enough Room

Tony and Stephanie loved entertaining and they had always wanted an outdoor kitchen. They loved being outside, and they had a huge family with plenty of reasons to get together.

The problem was, their current backyard was in a sorry state and they never had enough room to host everyone.

So, they called Hinkle Hardscapes.

Project Features:

  • Covered Structure: Vaulted Tongue & Groove Pine Ceilings, Cedar Beams, and Custom SmartTrim Tapered Columns 
  • Multi-Level Stamped Concrete Patio: Ashlar Slate stamp in a chestnut color with a chocolate accent border.
  • L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen: Complete kitchen + bar seating.
  • Gas Firepit: Belgard Weston Wall in a Brittany Beige blend.
  • LED Outdoor Lighting: Undercap lighting on the seat walls, columns, and the kitchen countertop.

The Process: Vision & Design

Since they wanted an outdoor space that truly felt like an extension of the home, one of our designers, Ken Gibson, began designing a stylish covered structure to match the house, full outdoor kitchen, cozy gas fire pit area, LED outdoor lighting, all atop a gorgeous stamped concrete patio.

The patio was designed to fit with the existing topography, which allowed for an upper area under the covered structure and a lower firepit area the family could step down into. The “L” shaped kitchen tied into one of the covered structure’s columns, offering bar seating along the outside edge and allowing for a multi-purpose feature. The seating walls and firepit on this project at Belgard Weston Wall, in a Brittany Beige blend- a perfect complement to the chestnut patio color.

The crème de la crème was the vaulted Tongue & Groove Pine Ceilings, Cedar Beams, and custom SmartTrim tapered columns painted to match the house to truly make the outdoor living area feel like an extension of the home.

TIP: Stamped concrete patios are a favorite among homeowners. Not only do they look fantastic, but they’re considerably more affordable than pavers, allowing homeowners to splurge on other elements that they really want.

The Outcome: Fulfilling the Dream

Their family and friend adored the new outdoor space, as did the hosts themselves.

In fact, they love their dream outdoor space so much, their next plan is to have Hinkle Hardscapes add a fiberglass pool with more stamped concrete.


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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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