2017 Provincial Award of Excellence Winner

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About the Project:

The back yard design was very successful in creating a beautiful, functional space for a large family. We met all of their needs, and they were extremely happy with the final outcome of all the work we completed for them.

  • Grading issues enabled us to divide the area creatively. We used the bar to separate the 2 spaces, which also connects them together.
  • The bar doubles as a dining space, while the person cooking can serve to the lower tier, and prep on the upper tier beside the bbq.
  • Details in the border connecting to the interesting black rocks created a unique design, and artistic touch. Look closely at how professional and elegant the stone steps and interlock have been cut into the decorative rocks.
  • The deck created storage space, while also providing a perfect 2 person sitting space under the roof, with a beautiful frosted glass and stone privacy wall. They can sit outside in the morning with a view of the back yard into the forest and have their morning coffee before a long work day. The 45 degree stone pattern at the bottom of the deck creates a nice flow when walking down the steps.
  • The clients required a dining table for 10 people, plus extra sitting areas. This forced us to take a smaller size back yard and make really good use of the space. Everything fits perfectly, with space to walk around comfortably.
  • Landscape lighting was installed giving them extra use for the space in the warm summer nights.
  • Access from both sides of the property.

Front:

  • Use of the same stone materials to create unity around the whole property.
  • Simple walkway with a nice landing after the porch, full interlock driveway.

Full Family Fun – Landscape Design Work

Before Shots

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The existing space was a blank canvas. Because the back door was so high, we decided to build a covered deck for a morning coffee.

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The front yard was also a blank slate. The wish list included covering the porch and adding new railing, as well as building a proper walkway up to the front steps.

The slope of the grade in the back enabled us to build a 2 tier patio, with the bar in the center to divide the space, yet connect them together.

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The driveway was to be replaced with new interlocking stone to enhance the curb appeal, and for longevity.

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