Farmington Backyard Renovation Features Modern Amenities Built with a Perfect Blend of Classic and Cutting-Edge Materials for an Epic Modern/Rustic Blend of Beauty and Function

When you have a large home with one-hundred-and-eighty-degree views of the Wasatch Mountains, not just any backyard space will do. Given the setting, it only made sense for this Farmington couple to expand their outdoor space when it came time to replace their aging deck. The new backyard would need to go a long way to accommodate large family gatherings when their kids and grandkids visit while being easy to care for and enjoy when it is just the two of them. To accomplish this, they contacted us to custom design a backyard to meet all of their needs including outdoor cooking, relaxing in the shade, hosting the family, and soaking in the hot tub.

The new backyard includes an expansive composite deck wrapped with a flagstone patio. The deck features a porch roof, pergola, outdoor kitchen and dedicated space for the hot tub, while the patio includes a gas fire pit for evenings under the stars.

Expansive Low-Maintenance Farmington Deck Has it All and More

The first thing we did was expand the deck to span the full width of the back of the home. This allows for multiple living areas on the deck for eating, lounging, and cooking without feeling crowded. The new deck features TimberTech Terrain low-maintenance decking in Silver Maple. By choosing a neutral gray decking, the homeowners ensure their long-lasting deck will remain attractive as trends change throughout the 30 plus years it will last. They carried this idea through their railing choice by going with the classically modern black steel railing.

Next, we added an outdoor kitchen complete with a gas line running to the grill, a custom cedar pergola for partial shade, and stunning flagstone so it all complements the adjoining patio. With outdoor cooking made beautiful and easy, the homeowners can entertain without being removed from the party.

In need of some shade, we built a custom-designed porch roof with a gorgeous cedar ceiling and columns wrapped with more flagstone at the base. The cedar ties into the pergola while the flagstone mirrors the patio, working together to give the space a lovely rustic feeling that goes hand-in-hand with mountain living and matches the style the homeowners desired. For added function, we ran electricity into the porch ceiling to provide recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, and electrical outlets for additional needs.

Lastly, we built the deck around the existing hot tub where the homeowners like to soak and relax after a long day. By keeping the hot tub on the ground-level and building the deck around it, we made access easy while keeping the hot tub itself from being intrusive to the design of the deck.

Farmington Flagstone Patio Creates a Beautiful Transition from the Deck to the Yard

With a curvilinear flagstone patio wrapping around the entire deck, the transition to the yard is natural and easy. Now when the grandkids are visiting, they can run on and off the deck quickly and easily as needed to enjoy the deck, patio, and expansive lawn at-will. And with a gas fire pit right in the middle, this family enjoys a central place to gather as the sun sets or a chilly afternoon breeze comes in. And who doesn’t enjoy spoiling their grandkids with marshmallows roasted over an open flame? Burnt, toasted or just barely warm, every marshmallow provides an opportunity to make a memory with their precious grandbabies.

The Many Pieces of this Outdoor Living Pie

Building a large multi-structure backyard space provides some special challenges. A variety of skilled labor is required for the stone, carpentry, counter-tops, gas line, and electricity. Arranging the logistics and schedule of these various tradespeople and the coordinating permits and inspections is no small feat. Choosing a reputable Farmington deck builder to keep the project moving forward is an important part of achieving the backyard of your dreams. At Archadeck, we are dedicated to keeping this complicated part of the process off your mind and in our capable hands.

With stunning Wasatch views, it can be easy to ignore an underwhelming backyard space, but with a new deck, porch, patio or combination thereof, the view is just that much better! In fact, the scenery is more easily enjoyed and dare we say this charming rustic backyard may even be stealing a little thunder from the ridgeline. If you’re in need of a backyard update to encourage more visits from the kids and grandkids or to make enjoying your views effortless, give Archadeck of Salt Lake a call today for a design consultation. 801.683.2355

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