Column: Diverse materials pay off
We love visiting projects completed several years ago to learn how they have matured. Most, like this forward thinking Zionsville family, are visited on a regular basis for additional projects that are being phased in. Thrilling stories of how couples and families are thriving in their new spaces continue to offer inspiration for designing and creating new ones too!
This incredible outdoor living space overlooks a wonderful community green space with wondering trails, meadows and an assortment of visiting wildlife. It makes for an amazing retreat for the surrounding neighborhoods and prompts this back yard to live larger than it actually is.
Study the photo and notice the thought provoking material pallet … from the galvanized steel grill station with a travertine counter to the sleek Azek decking, rough sawn cedar pergola and riverbed stamped concrete patio. The bright colors and textures awaken your senses and drive a playful tone. Absolutely perfect for a growing family with happy children and fun loving parents!
Azek decking is our most frequently used material for decking. The tan color decking is nicely contrasted against the white risers on the oversized steps wrapping around most of the deck. It marries well with most materials and is coupled here with stamped concrete as an extra-large patio. Ground level construction makes it an easy transition for running kids and aging adults, an important consideration for many of us.
The stamped concrete patio feels very modern and accentuates a minimalist/clean visual. It’s very easy to decorate with patio furniture, rugs and flowering pots. We could have easily built the patio with a standard brick paver, crushed stone or regular concrete.
Do you want to thrive in your outdoor space? Smart design and a diverse material pallet can help encourage that!