French Quarter Pool, Courtyard & Garden Renovation From Problem Landscape to Elegant Escape Problems: Poor drainage Overgrown gardens Tired design Solutions: Redirect ground water Tidy gardens with brick-edged beds Update design with timeless New Orleans style selections No detail was left unnoticed during this French Quarter transformation. A beautiful pool set in a sea of blue flagstone looks perfectly at home in this updated renovation. Exterior Designs by Beverly Katz completely overhauled the existing space to correct poor drainage, which resulted in standing water, and overgrown gardens that dwarfed the overall backyard space. Exterior Designs’ landscaping team had to remove everything down to the dirt to correctly solve drainage issues and properly prepare a level surface for the flagstone. In the before pictures note the addition of pipes, which are used to promote good drainage throughout the backyard space. A French drain was installed to redirect surface water and provide it…
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!
Brick pavers are used to create a custom pool for this city backyard. We also create a tranquil fountain as the focal point of the swimming pool. Brightly colored blooms create dimension, while providing privacy around the custom pool. Imagine what an impact a custom pool can have on your small backyard.
A lasting outdoor trend is the addition of a swimming pool, hot tub or water fountain. We specialize in designing around the focal point of your landscape, combining form with function to create an outdoor space as unique as you. In the South, pools are especially popular as we all seek ways to escape from the heat. Many homeowners would enjoy their backyard much more if they had a reason to spend more time outside. Adding a swimming pool or hot tub is definitely a way to add to your outdoor space, while creating a place to relax and unwind. Fountains also create a unique ambiance by providing the soothing sound of running water. Lush plants and flowers can be incorporated in the design to provide added beauty, shade and privacy. Concrete, brick and stone pavers installed around the pool add…
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.