Shauger Case Study
A Stamped Concrete Patio and Pool Deck
LOCATION: Hellertown, Pennsylvania
THE OUTDOOR SPACE:
The house is situated in the middle of a sloped piece of land between the low point and high point of the property. The house sits on a lot with a road on two sides and wooded area on the other two sides. The front of the house faces the woods. The back of the house faces the main road. The driveway connects from the side road and passes through the area between the front of the house and the woods. The space between the driveway and the front of the house is the area that needed to be addressed with an outdoor living area.
THE OUTDOOR LIVING WISH LIST:
Our clients wanted to add a deck from a living room. They wanted the deck to lead to a large patio area with outdoor entertaining features. The feature would include an outdoor kitchen and fire pit. There needed to be access to a garage area and the front door directly from the patio.
After the new deck was installed, we began work on a two tier patio. The patio was finished using a seamless slate stamp with a color combination that best matched the facade of the house. The upper and lower levels of the patio surround a raised landscaping bed. Two concrete stairways lead from the upper level to the lower level.
The upper tier of the patio has an outdoor kitchen. The kitchen includes a grill, cabinets, drawers and plenty of counter space for food preparation. The kitchen lies between the two sets of steps and spans about 15’ total. We finished the kitchen in a paneling stone that best matched the house. We used granite for the counter top and added ledge lighting for night time cooking.
The lower tier of the patio includes a fire pit that was constructed using the same stone as the kitchen and walls. The fire pit is electronically ignited and fueled with natural gas. We capped the fire pit using a bluestone.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES: Decorative stone with boulders and plants were around the immediate areas of the pool deck. This will help retain a slight slope in the terrain.
THE STAMPED CONCRETE PATTERN: Fractured Earth
THE STAMPED CONCRETE COLOR COMBINATION: Beige Creme Color Hardener with Terra Cotta Release. Integral Color also added.