Once our clients in Omaha, NE, reached out to us with the desire to renovate their outdoor living space, we scheduled a meeting to assess the project site and discuss their expectations. They wanted this area to include a walkway, raised patio, outdoor kitchen, seating wall, fire pit, and steps down to their existing pool area. So, we designed a plan to upgrade their space with everything they wanted, then met with them again to discuss it and hone in on the materials that best suited their aesthetic tastes. Then, we began construction, removing an old deck and masonry walls before building the walkway, retaining wall, and patio. After that, we installed the steps, fire pit with a seating wall, and outdoor kitchen. Finally, we added landscape lighting, softscape beds, and plantings to bring everything together.
The first step of this project was to design the layout and choose the materials.
The first step of this renovation project was to design the layout to our client's liking, so we met with them again after our initial consultation to present the plan. During this meeting, we discussed where everything would go and made changes based on their preferences. Once that was complete, we helped them choose the materials they wanted to use to best suit their aesthetic tastes, which are as follows:
- Paver field: Unilock Beacon Hill Smooth XL
- Paver border: Belgard Catalina Grana
- Retaining/seating wall and steps: Techno-Bloc G-Force
- Step treads: Unilock Ledgestone
- Outdoor kitchen and fire pit: Unilock U-Cara
- Lighting: FX Luminaire Color Changing System
Next, we prepped the site and began constructing the walkway, retaining wall, patio, and steps.
The next step of this project was to prep the site, so we removed an old deck and masonry walls, which we disposed of off-site. Then, we began construction of the walkway and retaining wall, installed clean limestone for the drainage aggregate, and got to work on the base material for the paver patio and steps to access the lower pool deck. During this, we also installed downspout drains and conduits for access under the patio.
Then, we installed the fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and more.
Once we completed all the base work, we installed a fire pit three steps down from the living area of the patio to give it a sunken look. We also added a matching seating wall around it to provide built-in seating around the fire. Then, we constructed an outdoor kitchen, which includes a built-in grill with a natural gas hookup and cabinets for storage.
Adding final touches was the last step to this massive project, including their FX Color Changing landscape lighting system to make it pop even more! We also installed softscape beds and plantings to bring everything together and create an eye-catching display. Now, our clients have an outdoor living space that they can use for many years to come, whether for a night around the fire pit with loved ones or for hosting large gatherings!
Outdoor kitchens can come equipped with a wide range of amenities, including pizza ovens, refrigerators, sinks, and much more!
Ready to transform your outdoor living space? Give us a call today to schedule any of our landscaping services!
If you're ready to transform your outdoor living space into an oasis, then we are the company to call. We offer various landscaping services, including softscape and hardscape installations like patios, outdoor kitchens, fire features, and more! Whatever you need, we'll exceed your expectations with our services every time.
Our services are available to residential, commercial, and HOA property owners in Omaha, Elkhorn, Gretna, and other nearby areas in Nebraska. Give us a call today at (402) 590-2040 to schedule any of our landscaping services.