Matthew Mckelligon Design The house did not connect very well with the backyard. We remolded the kitchen and the entry room to better fit with the yard and added a pool and spa. The homeowners wanted a comfortable space to enjoy the backyard area, where they could have an extension from indoors to outdoors.
Matthew Mckelligon Design Backyard remodel
Matthew Mckelligon Design Project Duration: 6 month process Design: 2 months Construction: 4 months (includes landscaping)
Matthew Mckelligon Design Colored concrete, decorative tile, and flagstone.
Matthew Mckelligon Design We were on a tight timeline. Also, the Pasadena safety department has a lot of restrictions when putting in an outdoor fireplace. Adding a bathroom is always difficult as well. There were some existing olive trees we didn't want to cut down, so we designed around them.
Matthew Mckelligon Design Spanish mission revival
Matthew Mckelligon Design I just loved the pool. You know, the yard was not big and by maintaining those trees and having the grass between the flagstone it really stands out.
Matthew Mckelligon Design They splurged on tile. We used a Moroccan tile on the spa and around the pool. The upper kitchen was pretty expensive. They wanted burners and warming drawers, which can be pricy.
Matthew Mckelligon Design The use of colored concrete bands with more of natural gray inside is strategically placed throughout. We used concrete in a decorative way, so that we didn't have to put tile everywhere. Retaining the olive trees saved a lot of money too.