If you’re looking for inspiration to make your home the talk of the neighborhood, look no further than this entertainment hub!
This backyard has it going on. If the fiberglass pool didn’t draw you in, then maybe the gas fire pit, cedar arbor, and killer pool parties you could throw on the patio will get your attention! These homeowners love to bring the summer fun. When your favorite after-work activity is blasting the tunes and inviting the neighbors, we’d say you’ve succeeded!
Have you dreamt of creating a space your friends, family, neighbors, and kid’s buddies can all feel welcome and at home? Let’s take a look at what the Pros did to get there!
A Blank Slate:
It’s no secret that the homeowner’s main goal was to create an entertaining space for their kids and friends to enjoy. Two of their requested items included a pool for their kids and a great audio system. We started with a blank slate, making both of these requests very doable.
The corner lot allowed for plenty of room for the fire pit and pool, as well as a grassy area for the kids to play off to the side. The design allowed for a side yard that had plenty of space for a jungle gym, as well as raised garden beds. The site was also relatively flat, making demo and future plans much simpler than if we had to worry about grade changes.
The clients asked for an entertaining space and the Pros delivered! Our design included a custom pool, approximately 2200 sq. ft. of patio space, a gas fire pit with wind block and undercap lights, outdoor lighting, a cedar arbor, and a sound system with an underground subwoofer.
No details went unnoticed here! Starting with the fiberglass pool, which included underwater lights, deck jets, and bubblers by Pools of Fun. This 16’x40’ showstopper definitely makes a splash! The surrounding paver patio created with Unilock pavers draws the eye toward the covered patio as well as the fire pit area.
While the pool may be the first thing you see, the fire pit definitely has its own moment. The mix of the Granite and Onyx Black colors create an eye-catching combination that’s perfect for this home. The cherry on top of this space is the cedar arbor and screen panels. Fun fact – these custom cedar slats block the wind and maximize privacy, while still allowing an open feel. It’s also great for blocking the wind near the fire pit and providing shade. Since the homeowner’s goal was to create a private space that was still open and inviting, they decided on this arbor instead of a pergola. They followed this same theme with their landscaping, incorporating tall grasses that gave privacy around the pool, while still creating an open outdoor space.
The finishing touches on this project were the Cast lighting running throughout and the Sonance outdoor audio system. The clients specified they would be using the sound system often, so we decided to go above and beyond the basic system. We went with pinpoint cone speakers accompanied by an underground subwoofer, maximizing the audio experience while minimizing the impact to neighbors.
As you can imagine with a project of this scope, we had lots of materials to bring into this backyard. This is where we came across our biggest challenge. Since this yard was fenced in, we had to shimmy through a tight entrance to get our equipment in. While it only helped minimally, we found the best solution was to remove two fence panels for the duration of the project.
Although it’s tough picking a favorite feature, some of our team’s picks include the arbor and the firepit with privacy screen. Executive Director, Jeff Mull, loved how the arbor created an intimate feel while still allowing the light and air to flow freely. The space wouldn’t be the same without it!
- Retaining wall: 110 linear feet
- Fire pit: 6’x3’
- Pool: 16’x40’
- Paver patio: 835 sq. ft.
- Concrete pool apron: 335 sq. ft.
- Fiberglass pool
- Gas fire pit
- Outdoor lighting
- Outdoor sound system
- Paver patio with concrete pool apron
- Retaining wall
- Cedar arbor & screen panels
Do you need the expertise of The Pros to turn your backyard dreams into a reality? Give us a call or fill out our virtual project form to get started.