At Hinkle Hardscapes, we are passionate about creating beautiful and unique outdoor living environments. We aren’t your run-of-the-mill landscaping company that also does hardscaping. We are a team of specialized designers, architects, and on-site technicians who will work with you to create the outdoor space you’ve always wanted. Our team’s experience, passion, and processes set us apart from our competitors. These details have helped us thrive for over a decade, and they make our clients some of the happiest in the Kansas City area.
For this month’s project spotlight, we’re giving you the grand tour of the next-level entertainment space. Things looked very different on our first visit to this Parkville property. An old deck was on its last legs, and a small patio limited the homeowners’ hosting capabilities. They wanted a complete overhaul, and we were thrilled that they called upon us for the renovation!
Our 3D specialist, Randy Phillips, worked with the clients to develop a floor plan that fulfilled their every need! They landed on the following key objectives – leveling the sloped lawn to accommodate a larger hardscape, adding privacy, and creating areas for covered and open-air outdoor living. Randy’s final design delivered all of the above! With a paver patio, pergola, slat wall, water feature, and composite deck/screened-porch combo; this versatile backyard would provide everyday functionality and cater to their love of entertaining.
Jumping into a large-scale project can be stressful, but with our experienced team guiding them through every step of the process, the only thing these homeowners had to worry about was planning their reveal party! Construction commenced with the demolition of their old deck and slab, and the installation of perimeter retaining walls. Once a level grade was achieved, the crew jumped into pouring footings and laying foundations for the backyard’s feature elements. The vision truly began to take shape when our carpentry teams arrived on the scene to build the deck, pergola, and privacy wall. Even during production, it was clear to see how stunning this project would become!
The final result is unquestionably breathtaking. Featuring three distinct living areas – and expansive second-story deck, the screened-in lounge below, and a shaded patio for alfresco dining – this backyard can be enjoyed at any time of the year, in any weather! Now that you’ve seen the comprehensive design, let’s explore the individual spaces.
The upper deck is the perfect spot for sunbathing, enjoying a morning coffee, or conversing with friends. Deckorators’ Voyage decking is the ideal flooring for this heavily trafficked area. The composite boards won’t sag, crack, stain or fade, and their textured embossing makes for excellent traction. No splinters or slipping here! The minimal Fortress railing is safe for little ones and small pups but still offers an unobstructed forest view.
Downstairs, a gorgeous stone fireplace sets the scene for a cozy seating area. The ventless gas insert produces all the warmth of a traditional fire, without the hassle, smoke, or smell. This media room combines all the best aspects of interior and exterior living. Recessed lighting, WiFi access, a wireless flatscreen, and surround sound allow the porch to moonlight as a home theater; while the screen framing and aluminum under-deck ceiling keep the space dry and bug-free!
Beyond the screen door, a walkway of Danville Beige Dimensions pavers leads out to the patio. The cascade water feature creates a sense of continuity by reusing the same stacked stone as the fireplace. On top of adding visual intrigue, the fountain’s trickling water also provides an element of auditory relaxation.
Given their backyard’s sun exposure, the homeowners installed a pergola to help beat the heat. With closely spaced purlins and an outdoor fan, the terrace will remain shady and cool even on the most sweltering of summer days. The cedar slat wall creates an intimate dining area, while easy access to the basement bar and restroom makes hosting a breeze.
The respective areas are wonderful on their own, but together they create one show-stopping hardscape. Long gone are the days of being limited by their backyard. From Sunday dinners to grad parties, and everything in between, this Parkville family now has a multifunctional outdoor living space that can do it all!
Is your exterior in need of some attention? Our streamlined process ensures that projects of all sizes are completed efficiently and with excellent craftsmanship. Follow these steps to get started!
Step 1: Contact us to discuss your vision and schedule a consultation.
Step 2: We’ll come to you and create a custom proposal.
Step 3: Sit back and relax as our team of professionals makes your dream a reality.