Their Own Little World

A New Gasper-Built Pavilion & Patio Renovation Creates a Shady Outdoor Retreat

Kevin and Lisa M. had a very simple patio and an existing pool, but they didn’t have any shade, which made being anywhere except in the pool or in the house pretty unbearable during the summer. They wanted to deal with a reputable company. So they took the recommendation of their neighbor, who was very happy with the recent work Gasper Landscape Design & Construction had completed for them, and made an appointment to meet with Gasper Sales Designer Bob Gasper. They reviewed the Gasper proposal and did not even bother interviewing other companies. “Bob was great to work with. He was very hands-on at a very busy time in his life (he was a new father). He was very attentive and open to changes,” remembers Lisa. “It was nice to deal with a company we had confidence in. I didn’t feel stressed at all when construction started.”

The number one priority to Kevin and Lisa was a roof to provide the shade they needed, and the new Gasper-built pavilion, with its beautifully vaulted ceiling, has proven to be so much more. “It feels like a room — just without walls. I say it is one of the coziest rooms in the house!” shares Lisa. She likes to sit in the pavilion to enjoy the yard, hear the birds, and feel the breeze. On the other hand, Kevin likes to come outside and watch the Phillies during the summer months or the Eagles in the fall on the large outdoor TV that was mounted over the new masonry gas fireplace. One unique feature of the design, by Gasper Landscape designer Nick Lupinacci, is that the fireplace is placed at one of the pavilion corners on an angle. This allows the view from the pavilion to the pool to be unimpeded and gives the space two amazing focal points. Plus, it helps everyone keep an eye on the kids while they are in the pool.

Coming out back is like a little vacation during the week.

Lisa M.

Everyone wants to be where the food is, and the location of the new masonry cook station with its bar counter means plenty of seating for guests to gather around the cook or to sit around the large dining table in the outdoor dining room area of the patio. Lisa feels the new paver patio ties together beautifully, and the pavilion makes the whole yard function better. “We have more use of the area during the summer and year-round because of the roof.”

Lisa tells us that sometimes she comes out by herself in the morning and sits and looks around because it is so peaceful. As she describes it, “It is our own little retreat. It is so private back here; you feel like you are in your own little world.  What type of private retreat can Gasper Landscape Design & Construction create for you? Contact us today! 

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