The addition of a custom pool transforms this space into a backyard oasis. The flagstone used to create the pool surround is somewhat modern, while the brick selected for the pool’s fountain adds a traditional element. The custom pool is neatly nestle among the landscaping to create privacy and an oasis feel. The custom designed pergola gives homeowners a place to retreat whether trying to stay warm at the fireplace or cool beneath the shade of the pergola. You would never know this custom pool lives in the middle of the city!
The focus of this outdoor kitchen is the grill, so we designed a custom brick island that holds all the kitchen essentials: grill, refrigerator, ice maker, and storage. The brick counter is hallow and is dual purpose, also serving as a storage area for the homeowner’s additional grill equipment; see detailed image above. Black iron columns give the space a New Orleans feel while providing a unique architectural element. The materials we selected to use throughout the outdoor kitchen – brick, acid stained concrete and granite – are low maintenance and do well handling the outdoor elements.
Exterior Designs has become known for our signature pergola designs throughout New Orleans. Our signature pergola is painted white for a traditional southern style. However, Exterior Designs also custom designs pergolas and can create a look as unique as your personal style.
Residential landscape design is all about problem solving, helping the homeowner define spaces for their specific needs. The Jones family has small children and keeping clutter contained was an issue for them. Here we tidy up their outdoor space and give purpose by creating a dedicated lounge area beneath the pergola. Low maintenance plants provide color and contrast and the fountain creates a soothing sound to drown out city noises.
Throughout this residential landscape transformation, Exterior Designs worked with the client to create unique outdoor spaces surrounding the beautiful Metairie home. We were able to create comfortable outdoor rooms throughout all sides of the residence. From off-street parking to a side entryway and two courtyards, the home’s personality was brought to life. Check out our before and after photos to see the full residential landscape transformation.
A traditional New Orleans pergola provides privacy and shade. The pergola also protects the house from unwanted heat and sun, cooling the home’s interior. By refinishing the existing deck and stairs, the porch is given an instant makeover and truly becomes a focal point in this backyard transformation. Exterior Designs completes the look by updating the concrete and brick pool surrounds.