By Lisa Berry
I love how each project has their own story to tell, like this French-Country remodel. The owners of this Lakewood home wanted to update their outdated backyard living area to match up to its traditional, manicured English garden exterior.
The homeowners wish list included updating their deck, outdoor kitchen, and pool area. The 20 year old deck had been previously resurfaced with interior-grade tile that was cracking and had widespread settling. Since this was a covered deck we needed to preserve the main structure by installing our outdoor-grade DekTile to hold up this large roof without deteriorating or cracking.
After fortifying the deck by re-bracing and re-leveling it, we installed a new Del Conca porcelain tile surface. The deck area now blends nicely into the garden, matching up with the exteriors English garden feel.
Apart from the deteriorating deck, this Lakewood home also had an outdoor bar and kitchen in a sorry state of disrepair. We started by rebuilding the bar counter and cooking center. We installed custom built teak cabinets crafted by Snowbird Homes and a stainless steel built in cooler courtesy of Wolf Appliances.
We then contacted Fusion Electric to integrate an outdoor lighting system along with an outlet to power an outdoor TV. The homeowners were happy to have a one of a kind poolside living area that was custom built to fit their needs.
Now on to the sorely dilapidated lattice fence surrounding the pool equipment. We suggested that a brick wall would be a great compliment their backyard design. After the homeowners agreed, we contacted our friends at Kansas City Brick to match the existing brick on the home.
This Lakewood French Country Remodel was the perfect example of how to extend the existing style of your home throughout any outdoor space.