A bright and cheery backyard that can be enjoyed year-round by a fun-loving young family. From cozy family dinners to large merry gatherings, this yard is ready for it all!
I sensed tremendous potential for this backyard when I first saw it. The lower and upper patios were too broken up with odd angles and small steps with a huge rock in the way. A well-loved hot tub with makeshift steps leading up to it took up a lot of visual space. The family with two young kids wished to have a more usable backyard with enough space to have outdoor seating. After my first visit, I drove home with a head full of exciting ideas!
A raised gas firepit keeps outdoor fun going even in the colder Seattle months. Imagine all the smores that will get roasted in this fire and all the wine glasses that will get clinked as the grownups relax!
A cascading waterfall is part of the new concrete planter wall that spans the back edge of the yard. The client’s favorite rose bushes got a new home, along with some new evergreen creeping plants that fill with tiny blooms in spring.
The construction phase of this project was challenging because the geometry of the concrete work had to be just right for the whole space to function seamlessly.
The client is now thoroughly enjoying their new backyard. It really warmed my heart when she said it’s hard for her to picture how they lived before they added this new beautiful dimension to their home and lives!