The purpose of this first encounter is to develop a thorough understanding of your needs, desires, and vision for an ideal outdoor space. We will then be able to determine the time required for project planning and execution and provide you with an estimate of the costs.
Completed in Montreal in 2021, we’re particularly fond of this project for the harmony that reigns between the entrance to the house and the backyard. Everything was thought out in synergy, and the result is a testament to that! First, the driveway parking area was built with Beacon Hill pavers. For the balcony, we matched it with natural gray Rocvale sandstone.
Details that make all the difference
To bridge the gap between the reception area and the rear outdoor space, we wanted to create the effect of an intimate pathway. Western Red Cedar panels and Annabelle hydrangea alleys were used to achieve the desired ambience.
A few steps lead us to the backyard, where the space has been brilliantly divided into three sections. Tight spaces present the greatest challenges: ingenuity is required to keep living areas accessible yet distinct.
About The Giant Redcedar
The patio was designed using Western Red Cedar, also known as Western Red Cedar. You may have noticed that this is a material we use frequently; it’s a native wood that’s ideal for outdoor projects. It doesn’t rot or require treatment. It will gray and fade with the passing of the seasons, but doesn’t need to be repainted every year, unlike treated wood.
The ground-level garden area is separated from the second level by vegetable planters; not only are they pretty, but they break up the height between the patio and the ground, and allow the garden area to be close to the house without having to devote part of the yard to it.
The second and third balcony levels are separated by glass railings on spigots. In this way, the opening onto the courtyard is preserved and the prison-like effect of bars is avoided.
The final touch
We completed this project with a pergola, also made of western red cedar. Our customer chose to add a retractable awning, so this space can also be used on rainy days.
Speaking of rain, there’s one last detail: the gutters. These have been channeled into a dry well, keeping them out of sight and contributing to the elegance of the final result.