The outdoor space was a typical backyard, but it had a lot of flooding issues that designer Claudia Schmutzler had to tackle before design could begin.
After: Inviting, Modern Patio
To fix the flooding issues, Schmutzler installs a sump pump and drains throughout the yard and under the deck. She then transforms the space with a large redwood deck and pergola, as well as a high-end kitchen.
Classic Heart redwood from The California Redwood Company is used to create the dramatic deck and pergola. Built-in seating is included to save space, while providing plenty of seats for gatherings.
Low furniture is used to create a contemporary, lounge-like atmosphere.
The high-end outdoor kitchen features a refrigerator, a prep space with a larger countertop, a wet bar, two burners, storage and cutting boards.
Bar stools are included in the design so that the homeowner can entertain guests while cooking outside. A redwood pergola over the kitchen features built-in lighting so entertaining can continue at night.