Family Entertaining in Roaming Shores

8/2/2016

Family Entertaining in Roaming Shores

To begin work on this Roaming Shores lakeside retreat, a previous, dilapidated deck was torn down in order to accommodate a custom designed deck. The adjacent patio is anchored to the deck with large boulders and a set of reclaimed sandstone steps connects the two, adding levels. Metal railings were selected to line the deck because they complement the style of the house and allow for optimal viewing of the lake beyond it. The homeowners now have the space and capability to entertain their large family and others, with multiple patio tables and seats surrounding a new fire pit. IMAGE...

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Complete Renovation in Hudson

Complete Renovation in Hudson

This Hudson house received both a front yard and backyard makeover. The formerly bland front of the property was renovated to a grand entrance with a new walkway, using primarily paver stone with a bluestone inset for style. The beds and plants were placed to frame the walkway. In the back, a custom designed patio and deck were installed. A composite deck ensures low maintenance while natural cedar railings offer a complementary and interesting element. A tall, regal fireplace serves as the focal point, giving way to half walls with low voltage lighting for extra seating on either side. IMAGE...

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Westlake Backyard Oasis

Westlake Backyard Oasis

These Westlake homeowners desired an outdoor entertaining area for family, so an entire backyard renovation was in store. A lodge feel pavilion attached to the house offers a solid roof, so it could be utilized regardless of weather. It also features a fan for air circulation and light. At the end of the pavilion sits a double-sided gas start fireplace, accessible from the under the pavilion, as well as outside of it. The free-form pool and hot tub, visible from the pavilion, include natural rocks outcroppings functioning as diving platforms. Additionally, the existing deck was removed and replaced by a paver patio so the homeowners could be transported into a new outdoor world. IMAGE...

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South Russell Secret Small Garden

South Russell Secret Small Garden

The owners of this South Russell condo were looking for a cozy, yet complete backyard renovation. First, excavation was needed along the existing retaining wall. Then, came the addition of an enclosed, secret garden consisting of flowers with constant blooming. A paver patio was installed off of the kitchen slider door. The colorful oasis was exactly what the gardening-loving homeowner envisioned. Finally, a natural stone table was added as the centerpiece of the design. This hideaway adds privacy to a small condo backyard. IMAGE...

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Shaker Heights Water Feature

Shaker Heights Water Feature

This project in Shaker Heights featured the addition of two water features, flanking both ends of the existing patio. The homeowners consisted of a young family, as well as in-laws. Each wanted to create their own water structure, so the challenge existed in designing complementary features that did not compete with one another. The waterfall, complete with fish, was built for the children, while the bubbler was the choice of the in-laws. The structures are tucked below the respective party’s bedroom, allowing for the enjoyment of calming background noise. IMAGE...

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Indian Hills Park Wetland Renovation

Indian Hills Park Wetland Renovation

This wetland renovation process at Indian Hills Park in Ashtabula Township centered around restoration of the area to its natural wetlands state. That goal was accomplished by installing a weir to control the water levels and adding plants typically native to Ohio wetlands. An elevated boardwalk was constructed to lead visitors to a viewing platform within the wetlands. The rustic construction allows for the preservation of picturesque wildlife. Walking paths along the river were installed for observation, as well as a primitive canoe launch, inviting patrons to bring their own boats. An unkempt wetland area evolved to a beautifully guided nature walk! IMAGE...

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