This family backyard outdoor living area was designed to showcase the natural greenery of the Pacific Northwest around planned areas for relaxation, outdoor dining and entertainment. It was also built using a variety of Mutual Material products.
The central feature is a patio plaza designed with curving natural shapes and made with Mutual Materials Columbia Slate Patio Stone in the color Summit Blend. Applying a paver sealant coating on top of the Columbia Slate intensifies the colors while providing protection from weather elements and fading.
A prominent backyard feature is a large tree, which the patio was built around. Using Mutual Materials StackStone® retaining wall blocks, a raised circular garden planter was built around the tree and enhanced with plantings to create a natural foundational feature. The Summit Blend color was also chosen for the StackStone, to color coordinate with the Summit Blend color in the patio stone.
The well-design backyard also features outdoor entertaining under a covered area, as the patio extends into an outdoor dining room. The outdoor dining area features a built-in food serving station, finished with a thin stone veneer of Cultured Stone Country Ledgestone in the color Umber Creek.