When you envision your dream outdoor space, what do you see? A cozy fireside lounge, gourmet kitchen, or spa-like swimming pool? Here at Hinkle Hardscapes, we like to dream big. We say, why settle for one of those areas when you could have a combination of them all! Our Weatherby Lake clients eagerly adopted this mindset when it came to transforming their blank slate backyard. Read on for a grand tour of their fantastic poolside party pad!
Landing on a plan for your renovation can be difficult, especially when working with a large canvas that presents seemingly endless possibilities. A helpful first step is establishing a purpose for your future space. Will your patio be the site of barbecues and block parties, or are you wanting a quiet retreat where you can unwind after an exhausting workday? Once you know the function of your outdoor room, design decisions become much easier. These homeowners were seeking an entertainment setup capable of hosting large crowds. In addition, they wanted to reduce their greenspace for a more low-maintenance lawn. We kept these goals at the forefront of our minds while developing their project.
Our team’s redesign focused on maximizing the lot’s potential. We divided the overwhelming square footage into designated zones for gathering, playing, socializing, and relaxing. Black Diamond Weston Wall stone was used on all of the vertical elements, creating a bold, monochromatic color scheme that complimented the exterior of the house. Low walls enclose opposite corners of the pool deck, defining the patio and creating conversation areas throughout the yard. Landscaping beds were being installed when we shot this project. Once they’re complete, easy-care plants will balance out the hardscaping and soften the transition between concrete and grass.
For their pool, the clients selected the Kingston shell from Latham. With slip-resistant steps and a built-in bench, this streamlined model is perfect for intense games of sharks and minnows or relaxing with a drink in hand. The clean concrete surround allows the pool to take center stage, and the nearly imperceptible drain channel will prevent cannonball splashes from flooding the patio. The open gutter at the far end of the pool will soon be home to an automatic cover!
Across the deck, the entertainment hub features a grill station and bar, gas fire pit, and columned stone wall. Weatherproof Adirondack chairs are ideal for intimate fireside chats. When it comes to hosting large parties, the wall doubles as a bench for plenty of additional seating. As for the columns, not only do they add a touch of grandeur, but they also have inserts for post extensions. These mounts are perfect for stringing fairy lights, and they can also be used for wind sails or hanging planters!
No gathering is complete without yummy snacks. Luckily, their new outdoor kitchen will make food prep a breeze! With a built-in barbecue, stainless steel storage, an abundance of counter space, and bartop seating; this grill station is fully equipped for alfresco dining.
The final result – an all-inclusive outdoor living area with every amenity necessary for partying in style!
You’ve fantasized about your dream yard enough – it’s time that you made it a reality! Get started today by giving us a call at 816-741-2035 or booking a consultation on our website. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for, or you’ve only just begun to explore the options, we’d love to help uncover your backyard’s potential!