Richmond Outdoor Living Space

Our clients wanted their current backyard to be transformed into a stunning yet relaxing living space. In order to give their outdoor living space some “wow” factor, a basalt stacked stone raised garden was added along the majority of their back property line.

An old and ugly but structurally sound concrete patio slab was reused as the foundation for a brand new Timbertech composite deck. This deck was very important as it was going to hold the outdoor furniture and the fire table and be the centre of their outdoor living space.

A lovely flagstone path was placed from the deck to the shed which not only prevents dirt and grass from being tracked onto the deck or into the shed, but adds whimsical character to the outdoor living space.

A custom Craftsman storage shed was added to the design of clients’ backyard as they desperately needed more storage space to accommodate their in-laws who had just moved in with them. This new storage shed solved their storage space dilemma while adding another point of interest in their backyard.

Before & After

A worn-out, rotting cedar shed was replaced with a brand new, fibre-cement cladded shed on a concrete foundation. The existing overgrown landscape was replaced with a stylish basalt stacked stone raised bed, complete with evergreen shrubs and perennials. The fencing was updated and the concrete slab was covered in beautiful, Timbertech decking.

Raised Basalt Stacked Stone Garden

During the design process, our clients expressed an interest in having plants that they could enjoy year-round. As such, primarily evergreen plants were chosen to provide the desired year-round beauty and color. A ceramic bird bath was added to the garden and matching pots were placed on both sides of the shed door to tie the whole yard together. Concrete was not only used to provide a foundation for the basalt stacked stone wall, but also as edging to make it easier to mow the lawn and eliminate the need to use a weedwacker.

Craftsman Storage Shed

Similar to a home, this storage shed was built with 2×4 construction,  1/2″ plywood sheathing and 60mm building paper. It is cladded with pre-colored Hardie fibre cement siding. This shed could later be insulated and heated if the client so decides to use this for something other than storage. And electric baseboard heater with thermostat can easily be added. This shed has glass lights in the door as well as an additional window on the left hand side to allow an abundance of natural light into the shed.

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