Does your family tend to gather in your kitchen or den? Are you looking for a new spot to enjoy family time at home? Create a luxurious outdoor living space where everyone can unwind, play games, or share a delicious meal together, like the one Archadeck of Raleigh Durham and the Greater Triangle recently designed and built for a wonderful Chapel Hill family.
Eager to spend more time outdoors as a family, these Chapel Hill homeowners sought our help in designing and building a space that would also maximize use of their backyard. Outdoor cooking, dining, and entertaining were top priorities for this family, so we decided to create a large patio with enough space for a fire pit, outdoor grill and multiple seating areas.
Patios are paved outdoor areas that can be adjacent to or free standing from your home. They are great for low-elevation areas, where a deck may not be the most suitable outdoor solution. Many patios today are constructed from concrete pavers, brick, or natural stone. Each material has its individual benefits and appearance, and we would be happy to assist in helping you make the best choice for your outdoor project.
Chapel Hill Paver Design
Our Chapel Hill family’s paver patio features Belgard Cambridge pavers colored in cobble blend and westerwood. The patio’s custom curves were designed in relation to the yard’s landscape, both for visual appeal and to maximize the size of the patio before the yard slopes upward. The design highlights of this project are the two, large custom circle inlays with contrasting colors, which define the fire pit area and separate dining space beautifully. This Chapel Hill patio fits perfectly with the home, as every detail was considered from the size and shape of the patio, to the color of the pavers, which complement the siding of the home.
Creating an outdoor kitchen is ideal for maximizing outdoor cooking and dining. For our Chapel Hill clients, we installed a gorgeous stone veneer counter and sandstone countertop to highlight the Peterson stainless steel grill as a focal point of the outdoor kitchen. The design also provides ample functional space for preparing and serving the delicious food cooked on it. The placement of the outdoor kitchen allows the chef easy access into the house, as needed, as well as the ability to remain engaged while cooking with those enjoying the fire pit or table seating.
Chapel Hill Outdoor Fire Pit & Sitting Wall
The stone veneer sitting wall and fire pit are a perfect addition to this Belgard patio, and mirror the outdoor kitchen design. The sitting wall both helps to define the patio, by following the perimeter curve, and helps provide extra seating for family members as they sit and relax by the fire. The fire pit is set apart visually within the patio by the custom circular paver inlay surrounding it. With a lovely space for enjoying a fire, this Chapel Hill family can gather together for a cozy evening under the stars even on a cool night.
For more patio inspiration, check out the Archadeck of Raleigh Durham patio gallery or the patio feature in our “What We Build” section. When you’re ready for a design consultation to create your own custom patio, porch, deck, or other outdoor living project, call us at 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!