Professional DIY Project
What do you call it when a professional does a job at his own house? Here’s a perfect example.
Dawson and his wife, Ashley, moved into their home 2018. This year they took on an ambitious project at their home: to build a terraced patio with steps descending to a lower patio with a firepit overlooking the water.
We outlined the walkway with wall blocks then glued down all the exterior pieces.
Passing golfers watched our progress during the five-week process.
This was my first time working with travertine. We absolutely love the material. It’s soft and smooth under bare feet and not slippery when wet which was really surprising. It has a weird traction to it making it safe for everyone in the family.
The teardrop design of the firepit patio echos the upper pathway shape. A gas line was installed for the firepit.
The seating wall not only defines the space but keeps the small pond crocodiles at bay.
We get so many compliments on the travertine.
I way over-complicated the project by adding the silver inlay and all the curves but it was so worth it!
We absolutely love the patio, its more like an extension of our inside living space. If we ever decide to sell I’m pretty sure we increased the resale value a LOT.
We sit outside every night we can, enjoying the sunset and have friends over most weekends.