This Amazing Dream Backyard Project features just about all the options you have ever dreamed about having in your very own backyard. We just recently completed this project and as you can tell from the video and photos below it’s quite the dream backyard. But dreams can came true, and for these homeowners they certainly have. So proud of our team for coming together and installing another amazing backyard paradise. The outdoor living area features everything from fire to water and includes multiple travertine patio areas, flagstone and travertine walkways, stone steps, pondless waterfall, landscape lighting, outdoor audio, fire pit, and landscaping. To think were the project came from a decrepit old deck to this beautiful work of art is almost unreal!
Travertine Patio and Fire Pit
The dream backyard project included the installation of various hardscape items including travertine patio, Seating walls, Steps, and walkways. The patio material is silver travertine laid in French pattern. The patio area is approximately 1,012 sq ft with antiqued finish and natural edge. All walls and steps are constructed using natural stone Semco ‘Cedar Ridge’ sawn wall stone. Caps and stair treads are constructed of natural stone ‘Chateau Limestone’ 2″ thick and 14″ deep, thermal top and rock faced edges. Cap stone for grill wall is 18″ wide polished and sealed top. Under grill area the patio is outdoor ‘wood look’ porcelain tile. A Semco ‘Cedar Ridge’ 57″ Fire Pit with Large Zentro ‘Smokeless’ insert is installed on the lower patio area. As of these pictures and this video the fire pit insert has yet to be installed. Sealing of Travertine surfaces using GST stain blocking sealer will be completed once the project is entirely finished. Stepping stone pathway to the side of the home is full color Pa Flagstone irregular steppers.
Landscape beds, plants, trees, edging and mulching was done around the entire back and side yards of the home using triple cut bark mulch. Plant variety and size specifications were all chosen by our amazing designer Wes. The landscaping portion of this project also included the grading, lawn repair, and seeding of all the areas damaged and disturbed during construction.
A 15′ pondless waterfall was installed into the new landscape to the side of the lower patio for maximum viewing. The waterfall features approximately 15 foot of stream with multiple waterfalls. Two side by side spillways merge into a wide stream with a small waterfall before turning and going into the final falls at the basin area. The Waterfall is outfitted with low voltage LED underwater landscape lighting throughout.
The Outdoor Sound System installed was a TRU Audio 4 speaker system and 12″ outdoor hardscape subwoofer. This system also includes the amplifier which is located in the home owners basement as well as Apple Airport Express and Blue Tooth Connection.
Siding work to be completed is still unfinished as of the time this video and pictures were shot. Siding was removed and salvaged in areas need for the patio and electrical work. Siding in areas of new outdoor living space to include: new vinyl siding on entire rear kitchen/bathroom wall from top to bottom as well as Piecing in around lights and sliding door on adjacent wall and in back of garage.
Outdoor Sound Systems
The Outdoor Sound System from TruAudio will blow you mind. This outdoor speaker system sounds absolutely amazing!!! Not only is the sound quality amazing but it’s easy to seamlessly blend the speakers into almost any landscape or outdoor living area. Bring some added life and style to your outdoor living and entertaining area with a outdoor sound system. Your gathering with family and friends will never be the same again!
The Sound of Innovation
Luxury Outdoor Sound is what TruAudio does best, and we continue to expand this series with our new Hardscape Subwoofer. It is the perfect option to add the deeper, rich, low end bass to your outdoor entertainment area when an underground subwoofer is not an option. Regardless of terrain, our new 12″ Hardscape sub was designed to withstand exterior elements. Its compact and versatile form allows you to place it in cabinets, patio areas, or hidden in your yard’s landscape. The Hardscape Sub complements our Acoustiscape landscape packages and the 70v tap setting allows for easy install, no matter how large or small of your outdoor area.
TruAudio’s Acoustiscape speakers bring a new dimension to outdoor audio. Available in a 4.5” and 6” version, the Acoustiscape is designed to not only blend into any landscape, but provide rich sound with amazing amounts of volume. Flexible mounting options, robust design, and weatherproof quality make the Acoustiscape perfect for any outdoor installation.
Not all landscapes are created equal. That is why TruAudio has introduced its full line of all-weather rock speakers. Available in two different colors, TruAudio rock speakers are offered in a 6”, 8”, dual voice coil or subwoofer configuration. They compliment any outdoor space allowing the audio enthusiast to experience sound in a natural setting.
The OP Outdoor speaker delivers great sound, even in wide-open spaces. A 2-way weather-proof speaker with a high power polypropylene woofer and 1″ silk soft dome tweeter makes it perfect for open-space listening. Using our new Swivot Technology mounting system, the OP gives you the flexibility to aim the OP precisely where you want the sound to go. The wedge-shaped cabinet can be mounted either horizontally or vertically, making it easy for you to tuck these speakers up and out of the way. The OP.2 comes in a ABS cabinet built to handle outdoor conditions. The grill is aluminum with brass fittings to prevent rusting and corrosion. Sound as big and beautiful as the great outdoors.
Outdoor living is all the rage. These are some of the most popular upgrades to your outdoor living spaces. With so many choices we can help break down the best ones.
Top 6 Popular upgrades for any Outdoor Living Space
Why should beautiful sound be confined to your home? Whether controlled from your smartphone or integrated into your existing home audio system, Outdoor Audio products can be tailored to fit your outdoor environment. Outdoor Audio is the perfect addition to any Patio, pool area, or outdoor living and entertaining space. You can even set up a demo, and hear this amazing sound system for yourself in your own backyard. Now how cool is that. There’s not many things in this world you can have installed and test out before you even buy it…
Low voltage LED landscape lighting is an essential addition to any landscape. It extends the hours that you can enjoy your outdoors, as well as adds another dimension of BEAUTY and added security to your property. Packages are available for a wide range of uses including: lighting walkways, patios, retaining and seating walls, as well as those special architectural elements on your home. Light up you Night!
Ponds, Water gardens, pondless waterfalls and fountains transform an outdoor living space into a beautiful paradise where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy quality time with family and friends. Water features become the focal point of any garden with their melodious tunes and natural ability to attract a variety of birds and butterflies. Whether you tuck a decorative fountain near the entrance of your home or create a backyard habitat with an ecosystem pond and waterfall, you’ll find each day enhanced when you waterscape your landscape. Whether you have an expansive lawn or a small balcony, you’ll find a water feature to suit your lifestyle and budget.
Outdoor Living Rooms:
There’s nothing better than sitting out back in the beautiful weather relaxing in your personal oasis. Thanks to advances in all-weather materials, furnishings and accessories, you can outfit an outdoor living space in much the same way that you would any room in the home. You can even add outdoor audio and television to your outdoor living room. Outdoor living rooms can be built with a variety of applications to keep you comfortable in just about any time of year.
Backyard cooking and dining with Outdoor Kitchens has begun to expand to a whole new level. Heading outdoors to cook is more popular than ever. This trend is sure to continue with increasingly functional outdoor kitchens complete with cooking islands, smokers, pizza ovens, refrigerators, kegerators, and all-weather cabinets and storage areas.
Probably the hottest trend (pun intended) is the addition of fire features into outdoor spaces. Candles and tiki torches no longer do the trick. Fire features whether wood burning or gas fed is where it’s at. fireplaces lend a place for warmth and gathering just like your typical camp fire, but in your very own backyard. Fire features will certainly continue to be in high demand. There are limitless options to chose from when deciding on a fireplace or fire pit. Fire bowls are also very popular combining water and fire with the use of tiki torch fuel to help with that pesky mosquito problem as well.