So excited!

4 yrs of planning is finally coming together. We are building our patio/firepit in the backyard. The space is about 350 sq. ft directly off of the back of the house. The goal is to have someplace to entertain, play, watch outdoor movies and eat smores. We chose the firepit path vs. fireplace due to limited useable space. The more people the better for a party.
I am going to post pictures as we go so you can keep up with the progress.
The contractor we chose was local here in Charleston.
Jody is amazing. He is the owner and the one doing the day to day work. Very hands on, very detailed which was important to Tim and I. We wanted to find a contractor to work on "our team" so that we could be involved in the decisions but lean toward the expert for guidance. (I can't say I envy him having to put up with working with me at my own home...No pressure huh? Ha ha)
He has been impressive with the timely response to questions, maintaining budget restrictions, chosing materials etc. Not to mention, he seems to be a really nice guy to have around. (also very important to me considering he is going to be here for the next few weeks.)
We are using a paver for the patio and a ribbon style border. The firepit is going to be stacked stone with a curved seat wall half way around.
Keep your fingers crossed---here we go!
so excited 4 yrs of planning is finally coming together we are building our, outdoor living, patio, Before Dec 5th
Before Dec 5th
so excited 4 yrs of planning is finally coming together we are building our, outdoor living, patio
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  • Terry Haas Terry Haas on Dec 07, 2011
    We also wanted to be sure to add value to the property--but not over improve the space.

  • Outdoor fireplaces are probably one of my favorite things one can add in (even over a pool, I prefer to go to the beach personally). There's nothing like just hanging out and watching the flames. Keep us posted as things progress!

  • Teresa D Teresa D on Dec 07, 2011
    Cool! I wish you could have sent me that beautiful grass! I could sure use it in my yard! *smile

  • Mike and Anne Mike and Anne on Dec 07, 2011
    Terri is that Zoysia or St Augustine? It looks perfect. I'm always glad to see a crape myrtle in Charlestontoo.

  • Harold M Harold M on Dec 07, 2011
    Very nice!!

  • Terry Haas Terry Haas on Dec 07, 2011
    It is St. Augustine. Tim takes alot of pride in it and told me to say Thanks for the compliment. He is on a strict fertilization schedule. Preventative/fertilizing...

  • Terry,you are so going to love this new space. I'm really looking forward to the transformation. The key is to find a good ,talented honest contactor,and you did. Very happy fo you!

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 08, 2011
    We can't wait to see the transformation.

  • April April on Dec 08, 2011
    Best wishes with your project and thanks for keeping us informed! I'm glad you could find someone whom you can trust to do the job! :)