Our private sanctuary

Nadia in San Jose, CA

Our "staycation" resort which includes an outdoor living room, outdoor kitchen and entertaining area and pondless waterfeature

Back Yard Before & After Covered Patio Garden Hardscape Lawn Lighting Medium (1,000 - 5,000 sq ft.) Outdoor Kitchen Patio Step by Step Project Stone / Rock

1 of 23: The final result We spend most of our time outdoors now in our beautiful new room which opens to the dining room

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3 of 23: original exterior dining room shown with start of construction of our outdoor living room

4 of 23: Construction of the outdoor kitchen

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6 of 23: 2nd set of french doors installed into new dining room extension , roof windows installed on patio roof . wiring for lights,fan, speakers and flatscreen TV are concealed in interior ceiling of structure

7 of 23: Installation of the stone veneer There is a real art to this!

8 of 23: Eldorado stone veneer being installed to the exterior columns and seat walls. Pavers are Basalite positano

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10 of 23: construction of the outdoor kitchen begins. natural gas and water were piped to the unit along with a drain for the sink

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13 of 23: Pondless water feature consists of cored stone columns installed over a base covered with small cobble stones, water recirculates. The sound of water trickling down the stone is very relaxing- very low maintanence!

14 of 23: The counter top is a honed granite Kodiak Brown - very low maintenance no dust shows! The edge is chiseled to give a rustic look. Back splash is multi color slate.

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17 of 23: 3 basalt columns cored to gurgle water over the pondless base This has become the local birdbath!

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19 of 23: the finches love our new backyard

20 of 23: outdoor kitchen with DCS grill, refrigerator and sink

21 of 23: Skylights in the roof and electric heaters installed on the ceiling make the room enjoyable year round

22 of 23: We doubled the size of our dining room which now opens on to the outdoor living room

23 of 23: backside of outdoor kitchen and pergolla

Comments / Questions

Maggie 6 years ago

I just love it - it is as though you saw into my dream of a backyard!

Jenny 6 years ago

This is beautiful. Can I ask how much something like this costs?

Karen W 6 years ago

Wow, your home and yard look beautiful. Did you do it all yourselves? We too are doing a whole house inside and out remodel. I can't wait for it to be finished. What color are your pavers. They look like the Beachwood from Unilock. Very much like we are looking at to add to our yard project

Nancy in Ventura 6 years ago

Your project turned out beautifully! After finishing a entire home remodel I soooo understand that these projects take on a life of their own! Kudos to you!!!!

Renee McKissick 6 years ago

This is fabulous! Great job!

Bryan 6 years ago

Incredible set-up. Thanks for sharing the before and after pictures. It looks like a great yard for entertaining.

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