A barbecue area was added to the outdoor living space, enhancing the entertainment atmosphere. The main circulation cuts between the barbecue and the deck’s table. This barbecue design included steel panels. “It was helpful to have the homeowners’ input to make sure they were happy with the steel plates around the barbecue,” Scott adds. The homeowners were very involved in the project, visiting the site several times a week.
The project’s success is due to quality subcontractors and teamwork, says Scott. “Coordinating with the pool people was easier than I expected,” he says. “Working with a quality pool contractor made our life easier.” In addition, the exposed electrical posed a challenge, but Scott says it was overcome by working with a good electrical contractor.
Initially, Topham expected the layout to be a challenge, but it came together more easily than expected, she says. “Once the layout to move the bedrooms upstairs came together, particularly the connection to the backyard, it ended up being much easier than anticipated.”
Maureen Alley writes about remodeling and design from Madison, Wis.