This project was a challenge to build — not wanting to remove any trees but wanting a covered area with a kitchen and fire place as well as a pergola with both a water and fire feature. It was difficult, but the final product is exactly what the homeowner wanted.
The before shot of this home shows the space as a typical Houston backyard with trees and a small patio outside the back door.
The new view from the back door… quite a different look. A large scale cedar pergola was added off the back of the home and a fully covered outdoor living space was added off the side of the garage.
The homeowner wanted to incorporate both a water feature and a fire feature in this space. The water features were placed at the ends of the built in seating benches so they aren’t in the way, but certainly add to the ambiance of the area. The gas fire pit is the centerpiece of this area. A perfect place to sit outside on an evening to enjoy the night air.
This custom outdoor kitchen is 22 linear feet and is equipped with a large 42″ RCS grill, storage drawers, refrigerator and vent hood. The granite is Onyx and the back splash/wall is finished in tile. The 2 windows along the wall provide for additional ventilation.
The flooring is a non-slip porcelain tile. The stone on the fascia of the kitchen, garage wall, fireplace and the columns is Windsor platinum chop. The fans are Big Ass Haiku outdoor fans.
In building the patio cover, we had to keep it within the limits of the yard without removing any trees. This space was designed with that in mind. The new outdoor living areas fit perfectly in the flow of the yard. The pergola is 500 SF and the patio cover is 400 SF.
Ryan, our project manager, was both attentive and patient with every request, question, and concern that we raised at any point throughout the duration of the project. He was always a phone call or text away, responding every time in an impressively timely manner. He listened to and accommodated our requests, but he also offered suggestions to broaden our imaginations as to what we could create with simple adjustments to our design.