INFORMAL CONTEMPORARY Patio
Area with AN outdoor SNUG
A three zone outdoor area WITH FIRE PIT & ROOM.
Grey limestone ground level patio for the main dining. This has a designated barbeque area built off it so no prevailing winds blows smoke towards seating area. A contemporary water feature using the letter box effect was built on a natural limestone which flows into a beach pebble base. This creates the sound of moving water throughout whole the patio area. Also the sound of the mature black bamboos tussling in the wind gives a nice calm feel to this zone.
Domestic area. A storage area for garden furniture and a shed was built in this zone. The shed is used for storing the ride on mower, drying cloths and storing fuel.
Outdoor snug with fire pit. This is a round structure so everything in it is circular from the table to the seating to the curved walls. Natural grey sand stone was used for the floor, table top and seating. The roof is wrapped in a 3mm stainless steel flashing to tie in with the other stainless steel fittings. Both Sky and Saorview TV points were installed in snug. A fire pit was built in the centre of the round table. By building the snug in a semi-circle shape it contains the heat from the fire pit making it nice and cosy at night. The snug is south facing and sheltered from the west prevailing winds so a cosier environment is created for day time use. A low maintenance planting scheme was used in this project.
This outdoor area comes to life at night. The outdoor lighting from the water feature to the snug and the
natural light from the fires flames creates a great party environment. This outdoor area needs very little
This outdoor area involves specialised high end workmanship. Vahey Horticultural Services are professionally trained and qualified to build and install these types of areas to the highest standards.