Everyone loves a pool…But the surrounding landscape and entertaining areas can either make or brake the space. Making the poolside environment both functional and attractive not only boosts your property value, but inspires you to actually use the pool! By adding a modern outdoor kitchen, installing all new concrete around the pool, and refreshing the landscape, we took this backyard from “OK” to “amazing”. The old concrete around the pool was old and unattractive. We removed it and installed all new concrete, creating the perfect space for new patio furniture. We designed and installed a new outdoor kitchen using sleek modern materials. We made sure to keep the size of the new kitchen to the scale for this small backyard, so it didn’t overwhelm the space by adding only the necessities; a sink, counter space to prep, a grill and oven. While the live landscaping around the pool is minimal, it strategically creates a soft frame that contrasts with the hardscape. Easy-maintenance, water-wise plants were chosen to fit this family’s lifestyle. The finished landscape is a space the entire family can enjoy together.