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Outdated Pool Transformed into Backyard Escape

Outdated Pool Transformed into Backyard Escape

Outdated Pool Transformed into Backyard Escape

Is your backyard outdated, unused, or an eyesore? If so, don’t despair! Hinkle Hardscapes has been transforming drab entertainment spaces for over 13 years. We have the skill and experience necessary to build you a beautiful backyard escape where your family, friends, and neighbors are guaranteed to want to hang out. That’s exactly what we did with this 2019 project. Check it out!

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This Kansas City family had outgrown their backyard. The space no longer suited their lifestyle; and as a result, it had fallen into disuse. They entrusted us with transforming their pool into a gorgeous patio area that would satisfy their entertainment needs and be functional year-round. Take a look at these pictures to see the process, design decisions, and materials that went into this makeover!


Once the design plan was finalized, the demo began! The pool was filled and the old concrete deck was removed.

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New Patio Installed

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With the pool gone, the first course of action was installing a new patio. The clients selected the Unilock Courtstone pavers in the color Basalt. As you can see in the before and after photos above, we replaced the outdated, wavy brick border with a clean, linear transition.

Focal Point

In the next phase, construction began on the yard’s focal point – a stunning custom Stone Age fireplace. The hearth is centered between two Canyon Stone veneer seating walls to create an intimate gathering space.

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To make the area more inviting, we repositioned the staircase to feed directly onto the patio. The new treated steps are accented with cedar posts and flanked by two stone veneer columns.

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Smaller Patio

On the opposite side of the property, we used the same Unilock pavers to construct a smaller patio. This feature provides additional seating and balances the overall design of the backyard.

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As a finishing touch to this backyard escape, we graded the topsoil and installed sod to lay the groundwork for a healthy lawn. The end result – this family has an outdoor space that compliments their beautiful home. With a patio that matches their entertainment style and can be enjoyed at any time of the year, they can finally make the most of their backyard!

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Are you ready to optimize your outdoor space? Drastic renovations don’t have to be intimidating or complicated. Our streamlined process ensures that projects of all sizes are completed quickly, efficiently, and with excellent craftsmanship.

Follow these steps to get started with your backyard escape!

Step 1: Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our designers to discuss your backyard goals.

Step 2: We’ll come to you and develop the perfect plan for your space. Our 3D imaging software creates a model of the finished product, so you’ll know exactly what you have to look forward to.

Step 3: Sit back and relax as our team of professionals brings your vision to life.

It’s time that you have a gorgeous, functional, and long-lasting outdoor living area to enjoy with friends and family. If you’re ready for a transformation of your own, contact us at (816) 608-8870 or book an appointment on our website. We can’t wait to help you actualize your dream backyard!

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