Our design team was tasked with marrying the existing deck, new basement layout, and backyard space into a cohesive whole.
Our solution was to break the space into three distinct outdoor ‘rooms’ that flowed together while each having its own character and function.
To the left of the space (top of the plan), we created a living space bordered by the existing deck steps. Our team addressed the client desire for storage and a TV wall at the same time, designing a slat wall that created a closet under the deck steps while also acting as a TV mount wall.
This made use of the awkward space below the deck steps while also providing a visual anchor for the space.
The opposite side of the patio (bottom of concept plan) is the dining/kitchen area. Also covered by the deck above, this space features a custom kitchen island with a screen wall above it for privacy. We matched the style of the kitchen wall to the living room wall for unity within the space.
Stepping into the open part of the site (bottom left of the plan), occupants enter the open fire pit patio. Composed of four individual concrete rectangles with turf joints between them, this area serves as a secondary seating area and is anchored by the central fire pit.
An updated landscape and lawn area surround the hardscape, creating a beautiful natural backdrop to the built environment.
Our design team came up with an intuitive drainage plan to address the water issues the existing space had without sacrificing the beauty or functionality of the landscape.
Each of the distinct designed spaces flow together, with sight lines and traffic flow ensuring the space works well if occupied by two or twenty people.