Lori & Phil's

The backyard stated out with just a slab patio and a nice view. First came the pond and waterfall...then we added a retractable patio cover and furniture. This year we added a complete outdoor kitchen and we live outside as much as we do inside now.

Back Yard Firepit Hardscape Lighting Medium (1,000 - 5,000 sq ft.) Outdoor Kitchen Patio Step by Step Project Stone / Rock

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2 of 23: Bare clean slate to start with

3 of 23: The view from our yard - snow is rare here

4 of 23: Our first landscape project was to add the waterfall and pond in the corner

5 of 23: Next came the patio cover then the outdoor kitchen idea was born...

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13 of 23: Our little one even had her input!

14 of 23: Bar counter of polished poured concrete seats 6 with a lot of standing room as well

15 of 23: We have a 6 burner BBQ with storage underneath, Double Side Burner, Warming Oven, Sink with storage underneath, Refrigerator with a Mini Freezer...

16 of 23: ...Large Built-In Cooler, Triple Drawers, Shelves and a Trash Chute with a full size trash can hidden.

17 of 23: Cultured stone on the outside finished off the kitchen and the matching fire pit

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23 of 23: The lighting is great - rope inset into the patio cover and 1/2 dome spots under the counter. There are also spot lights on the patio cover towards the BBQ for night time grilling. Everything is on dimmers for atmosphere.

Comments / Questions

Karen W 6 years ago

Just beautiful and a great view too

Bryan 6 years ago

What a great set-up. I love the way you tied the patio into the bbq/bar area and the firepit. It looks like a great entertaining area.

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