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October 8, 2020

Outdoor Living in Newton, MA

There’s no time like the present to turn your bleak backyard into a beautiful oasis. Now that everyone is spending [...]
June 12, 2020

Summer Home Improvement Projects to Consider

With summer just about here, everyone wants to take advantage of the beautiful weather while they can. There are [...]
June 8, 2020

Outdoor Living in Auburndale: Progress from Start to Finish

Before and after photos are a good way to show painting and remodeling projects but we thought we’d take a [...]
March 27, 2020

Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio App

Choosing a new paint color for your home can be difficult! Instead of going back and forth to the paint [...]
November 12, 2018

Looking to Spice up Your Porch?

Traditional deck and porch stains can become drab over time and lack the unique touch that many [...]
November 8, 2018

Interior Paint and Moldings

     A simple trick to add value and aesthetic appeal to your home is to install wall moldings [...]

November 8, 2018

Creating a More Open Feel in Your Home 

     An open floor plan is an architectural design layout that rids an interior space of its common [...]

November 7, 2018

Keeping Kitchens on Trend

     Great interior designers not only give you the room you’ve been dreaming of, but also inspire you [...]

There’s no time like the present to turn your bleak backyard into a beautiful oasis. Now that everyone is spending more time at home, maximizing your living and entertaining space has never been more important. This outdoor living space is definitely one of our favorites!

This project came to us as a referral through another happy client but was brought to life with a team of local experts. Our team worked in collaboration with Linda Herman, a landscape architect from Festoons Home and Garden Design, Adam Gibbons of AGA Designs, and Vinnie Perri of Perri Landscaping, to make this client’s dream a reality. This Auburndale, MA home previously had a small set of stairs leading out to a desolate yard. What was once a bare backyard with a tired stone patio, is now the ultimate outdoor living space that can be used year-round! 

Our team built a set of gradual stairs leading from the inside of the home out to the new living space consisting of a firepit and covered eating pavilion. The outdoor living patio made of bluestone pavers sits on the left side of the yard, and in a circular shape. In the middle of the circular patio is a gas-piped fire pit perfect for enjoying the cooler fall weather. To the right of the patio, our team built a new eating pavilion with a covered pergola, creating a functional yet beautiful outdoor eating space. Our clients wanted this new covered outdoor eating area to be usable rain or shine! For this space, our team used pressure treated wood finished with a natural stain, topped off with a rubber sealant on the top to protect from the New England elements.

What brought this project together was the beautiful landscape designed by Linda Herman. The whole space was connected by a meandering path of small pebble stone, really tying together all of the elements. Surrounding the entire yard were beautifully placed flower beds, and shrubbery. At night, the low voltage landscape lighting perfectly illuminates the space, making it a great place for entertaining day or night!

What made this project especially special to work on was the collaboration between many teams. As professional contractors, it’s our job to get the right people in the right place, at the right time. It was a true pleasure to work alongside other talented professionals on this project, and we’re absolutely thrilled with the results! To learn more about the inspiration behind this project and the roles each person played, watch our before and after video below:


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