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Hidden Hills, CA, Major Remodel
Hidden Hills, CA, Major Remodel
Thompson Naylor Architects Inc
Contractor: Schaub Construction Interior Designer: Jessica Risko Smith Interior Design Photographer: Lepere Studio
Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space in Alva, Florida
Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space in Alva, Florida
Progressive Design Build
Challenge This 2001 riverfront home was purchased by the owners in 2015 and immediately renovated. Progressive Design Build was hired at that time to remodel the interior, with tentative plans to remodel their outdoor living space as a second phase design/build remodel. True to their word, after completing the interior remodel, this young family turned to Progressive Design Build in 2017 to address known zoning regulations and restrictions in their backyard and build an outdoor living space that was fit for entertaining and everyday use. The homeowners wanted a pool and spa, outdoor living room, kitchen, fireplace and covered patio. They also wanted to stay true to their home’s Old Florida style architecture while also adding a Jamaican influence to the ceiling detail, which held sentimental value to the homeowners who honeymooned in Jamaica. Solution To tackle the known zoning regulations and restrictions in the backyard, the homeowners researched and applied for a variance. With the variance in hand, Progressive Design Build sat down with the homeowners to review several design options. These options included: Option 1) Modifications to the original pool design, changing it to be longer and narrower and comply with an existing drainage easement Option 2) Two different layouts of the outdoor living area Option 3) Two different height elevations and options for the fire pit area Option 4) A proposed breezeway connecting the new area with the existing home After reviewing the options, the homeowners chose the design that placed the pool on the backside of the house and the outdoor living area on the west side of the home (Option 1). It was important to build a patio structure that could sustain a hurricane (a Southwest Florida necessity), and provide substantial sun protection. The new covered area was supported by structural columns and designed as an open-air porch (with no screens) to allow for an unimpeded view of the Caloosahatchee River. The open porch design also made the area feel larger, and the roof extension was built with substantial strength to survive severe weather conditions. The pool and spa were connected to the adjoining patio area, designed to flow seamlessly into the next. The pool deck was designed intentionally in a 3-color blend of concrete brick with freeform edge detail to mimic the natural river setting. Bringing the outdoors inside, the pool and fire pit were slightly elevated to create a small separation of space. Result All of the desirable amenities of a screened porch were built into an open porch, including electrical outlets, a ceiling fan/light kit, TV, audio speakers, and a fireplace. The outdoor living area was finished off with additional storage for cushions, ample lighting, an outdoor dining area, a smoker, a grill, a double-side burner, an under cabinet refrigerator, a major ventilation system, and water supply plumbing that delivers hot and cold water to the sinks. Because the porch is under a roof, we had the option to use classy woods that would give the structure a natural look and feel. We chose a dark cypress ceiling with a gloss finish, replicating the same detail that the homeowners experienced in Jamaica. This created a deep visceral and emotional reaction from the homeowners to their new backyard. The family now spends more time outdoors enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of nature. Their professional lives allow them to take a trip to paradise right in their backyard—stealing moments that reflect on the past, but are also enjoyed in the present.
Fire and Water
Fire and Water
Southview Design
This yard has everything including a way to end the evening. The lakeside firepit sits on a travertine patio and is surrounded by a short granite boulder retaining wall. The annuals around the retaining wall add color to the already stunning view.
Chandler Outdoor Kitchen
Chandler Outdoor Kitchen
Hochuli Design & Remodeling Team
Outdoor Kitchen designed and built by Hochuli Design and Remodeling Team to accommodate a family who enjoys spending most of their time outdoors.
Covered Patio, Outdoor Kitchen: Katy, TX
Covered Patio, Outdoor Kitchen: Katy, TX
Tradition Outdoor Living
In Katy, Texas, Tradition Outdoor Living designed an outdoor living space, transforming the average backyard into a Texas Ranch-style retreat. Entering this outdoor addition, the scene boasts Texan Ranch with custom made cedar Barn-style doors creatively encasing the recessed TV above the fireplace. Maintaining the appeal of the doors, the fireplace cedar mantel is adorned with accent rustic hardware. The 60” electric fireplace, remote controlled with LED lights, flickers warm colors for a serene evening on the patio. An extended hearth continues along the perimeter of living room, creating bench seating for all. This combination of Rustic Taloka stack stone, from the fireplace and columns, and the polished Verano stone, capping the hearth and columns, perfectly pairs together enhancing the feel of this outdoor living room. The cedar-trimmed coffered beams in the tongue and groove ceiling and the wood planked stamped concrete make this space even more unique! In the large Outdoor Kitchen, beautifully polished New Venetian Gold granite countertops allow the chef plenty of space for serving food and chatting with guests at the bar. The stainless steel appliances sparkle in the evening while the custom, color-changing LED lighting glows underneath the kitchen granite. In the cooler months, this outdoor space is wired for electric radiant heat. And if anyone is up for a night of camping at the ranch, this outdoor living space is ready and complete with an outdoor bathroom addition! Photo Credit: Jennifer Sue Photography
Moveable Aluminum Bahama Shutters
Moveable Aluminum Bahama Shutters
Palmetto Window Fashions
We are now offering a beautiful, fully operative Bahama Shutter! With these high quality fully functioning shutters you are able to use your outdoor space 365 days a year. Wood grain powder coating, traditional powder coating, multiple blade sizes, and security options are available. Enclose a balcony or patio With our movable louvered Bahama Shutters, you are able to create an outdoor room like an outdoor kitchen, add shutters for security screens, give strength and durability in high traffic areas with kids or pets, and protect your home against intruders.
Grande Entrance & Retaining Wall - Bluestone, Retaining Wall, Steps, Walkway
Grande Entrance & Retaining Wall - Bluestone, Retaining Wall, Steps, Walkway
Prime Construction & Remodeling LLC
The first goal for this client in Chatham was to give them a front walk and entrance that was beautiful and grande. We decided to use natural blue bluestone tiles of random sizes. We integrated a custom cut 6" x 9" bluestone border and ran it continuous throughout. Our second goal was to give them walking access from their driveway to their front door. Because their driveway was considerably lower than the front of their home, we needed to cut in a set of steps through their driveway retaining wall, include a number of turns and bridge the walkways with multiple landings. While doing this, we wanted to keep continuity within the building products of choice. We used real stone veneer to side all walls and stair risers to match what was already on the house. We used 2" thick bluestone caps for all stair treads and retaining wall caps. We installed the matching real stone veneer to the face and sides of the retaining wall. All of the bluestone caps were custom cut to seamlessly round all turns. We are very proud of this finished product. We are also very proud to have had the opportunity to work for this family. What amazing people. #GreatWorkForGreatPeople As a side note regarding this phase - throughout the construction, numerous local builders stopped at our job to take pictures of our work. #UltimateCompliment #PrimeIsInTheLead
Typically a paved area, a well-planned courtyard or patio can serve multiple functions – be it a spot for entertaining, cooking, dining or relaxing – so it’s important you ask yourself how you intend to use the space. Will it need to cater to a large group of friends, or small intimate gatherings, for instance? Whether it’s comprised of stone, brick or concrete, your courtyard should blend in seamlessly with your garden, and provide you with a functional outdoor living area. Courtyards are a great way to break up a large garden, are low-maintenance and can save you money on your landscaping, too. Just add practical outdoor furniture, such as lounge chairs, a sofa, barbecue or dining table and chairs to maximise the space.

What materials should I use to construct my courtyard or patio?


Stone pavers and bricks are the most common materials used for courtyards, while concrete, tiles and gravel are also popular. When deciding on which surface material to use, first consider the style of your home. Stone paving is usually at the top end of the price bracket, but is highly durable and the most natural-looking of the surface materials available. Brick courtyards, on the other hand, are relatively easy to lay, and provide a warm, rich colour that can complement traditional homes. Concrete courtyards are one of the least expensive to build and are also very durable, while gravel is quick and easy to install.

You will also need to decide whether you want your courtyard or patio covered or left uncovered. You can add roofing if you plan on using the space regularly, or opt for a pergola, trellis or umbrella for shade instead. Courtyard enclosures, usually made from glass or mesh screens, can also transform your space into an outdoor room.

What decor and outdoor furniture should I add?


A courtyard can be so much more than just a paved slab, if you add the right additions. An outdoor kitchen and bar will help make the space the life of the party, while high-quality, low-slung chairs will make you want to stay outside for longer. If you have the budget, you may even consider adding a spa or pool. To make it the ideal al fresco area even when temperatures drop, a fire pit or fireplace will be able to keep you and your company toasty warm.

To entice you and your guests into the space, make some room for greenery, even if you just a place a pot plant atop a table. It will help tie in the area to the surrounding garden. Fairy lights, garden torches and citronella candles will also help set the mood and keep the mozzies at bay, while soft furnishings such as waterproof rugs, pillows and chair cushions will add personality. For something striking, consider adding a water feature or vertical garden.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a courtyards renovation or are building a designer courtyards from scratch, Houzz has 453,348 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Hochuli Design & Remodeling Team and Dakota Unlimited. Look through courtyards photos in different colours and styles and when you find a courtyards design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful courtyards ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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