Sunday, December 20, 2009

Celebration Pavers and Landscape are Completed

Our project to remodel the back yard and pool area of this beautiful home in Celebration Florida, Disney's much acclaimed master planned community, has reached a successful completion. We replaced an unsightly agglomeration of concrete pavers with beautiful gold-toned travertine. The transformation couldn't be more dramatic. The small space has been transformed into a lush tropical paradise and when the landscape reaches its full effect in a couple of years, the oldhamii bamboo and assorted palms will create the perfect retreat for entertaining and just lounging by the pool. In the "L" of the backyard we built a raised terrace that will be the perfect spot for a market umbrella nested in a table with four chairs for enjoying al fresco dining. Closer to the house the large covered lanai features a wet bar and extensive counter top for more entertaining possibilities. This area too was covered in the golden tone travertine pavers. With the pool and hot tub, this backyard retreat features all the amenities with virtually no maintenance! Left to do are potted plants, refurbishing the funky wall fountain, painting the house in this area, outdoor lighting and furniture. A mural on the two story wall that makes the garage apartment would be a final piece de resistance.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Travertine Tile Installation At Home in Celebration Gets Underway

After the travertine in the kitchen is installed.

The original old Chicago brick floor in the kitchen.