Keifer Case Study
Replacing a Deck with a Patio
LOCATION: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
THE OUTDOOR SPACE:
The backyard had a nice size deck and play area taking up much of the backyard. The site was fairly flat with a slight rise in slope from east to west. The height of the concrete framing surrounding the bilco door is at a low point in the construction area.
OUTDOOR LIVING WISH LIST
Remove the deck for a more open backyard experience. Eventually remove the swing set.
Our clients wanted to create a two room patio with curves along the perimeter. They needed enough room for their family and friends to enjoy. They need a little extra space on the patio for storage and the grill. They also wanted the patio to stretch to the bilco door area for a smooth transition in and out
We installed stamped concrete patio with matching decorative steps. Since the bilco door was at a low point and cannot be changed we decided to keep the patio one tier instead of breaking it up into two tiers. Creating two tiers with a patio this size would create two small congested areas, something we wanted to avoid. We simply added step to the set of steps and had an extra step installed on the composite deck steps on the western side. The height of the patio created a slight pitch to the yard. Our client decided to eventually add low lying decorative wall for added seating to that area and surround the patio with landscaping.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES:
Our client decided to eventually add low lying decorative wall for added seating to that area and surround the patio with landscaping.
THE STAMPED CONCRETE PATTERN: Large Slate
THE STAMPED CONCRETE COLOR COMBINATION: Beige Crème Color Hardener with a Walnut and Pecan mixed Release