A Complete Makeover

When Kelly and Steve moved into their house in 1999, the house had an existing pool and paver patio. Nearly 20 years later, they knew it was time to replace the older, deteriorating pavers but they did not want to just replace everything in the same old footprint.

They were looking for new ideas and a fresh set of eyes to give the entire area a complete makeover. Luckily for Gasper, Kelly had just received one of the Gasper catalogs in the mail and after flipping through the pages of photos of other Gasper-built projects, she mentioned to her husband, Steve, that they should really give Gasper a call.

Soon after, Kelly and Steve met with sales designer Bob Gasper at their home to discuss their ideas for the backyard. “Bob was very professional and an easy guy to work with”, recalls Kelly. “We liked his straightforwardness and how he addressed any issues head on.” Bob, along with landscape designer Nick Lupinacci, developed a new plan for the backyard with the goal of extending Kelly and Steve’s living space and giving everything a fresh new face

We really loved how they designed the new walkway to the pool and the elegance of the new hot tub wall.”

Kelly M

Details About the Project

Gasper’s design removed the existing patio and replaced it with a Timbertech composite deck, one step down from the finished floor height. This was a big asset for Sharon and Anthony because they wanted to be able to continue to enjoy their outdoor space as they get older; in addition, having the deck right off of the house felt like an extension of the interior living spaces. From the deck, a set of gradually turning steps leads down to a modest sized paver patio with a decorative block seat wall that creates a small usable transitional space between the deck and the pool area for a small dining table and a fire table with comfortable deep seating.

The new patio was enlarged to extend past the existing attached roof structure on the house. Now, in addition to comfortable seating under the pavilion, there was an area for a large dining table, stone cook station and two new fire pit patios. “Gasper thought of things we did not even know we wanted. The design wowed us, but the computer 3-D modeling was also a big selling point”, remembers Kelly, “because it allowed us to see exactly what the Gasper design team was proposing. We really loved how they designed the new walkway to the pool and the elegance of the new hot tub wall.”

Kelly and Steve elected for a paid design from Gasper, which allowed them the option to get multiple bids from other companies before ultimately deciding to move forward with Gasper’s proposal for the construction. According to Kelly, Gasper’s proposal was upfront and comprehensive as well as competitive. “We were confident that Gasper would do a good job because they had all the bases covered and all the skill sets needed. And in the end, everyone who worked on our project was a quality worker: the surveyors, the designers, the craftsmen—EVERYONE,” Kelly emphasizes.

Last but not least, Kelly worked with Gasper’s exterior designers to layout and select new outdoor furniture for her new patio. “The exterior designer had a great eye. I really liked how she used neutral colors with colorful accents.” Kelly mentioned. In particular, a colorful KNF mosaic bistro set, or her “lemon table” as Kelly calls it, has become the perfect spot for her and Steve to sit and have coffee most mornings before work. Plus, that is not the only time they find themselves using their new landscape. “We are out there constantly! Before we did not have a hang-out patio, now it is great when we have people over or the kids come around with friends,” Kelly confides, “not to mention, one of us uses the new cook station to grill outside almost every night.”

In the end, everyone who worked on our project was a quality worker: the surveyors, the designers, the craftsmen—EVERYONE.

Kelly M.

The good feeling that they got from Jim and the design process did not end with the sale—instead, it continued through the construction of the deck and patio. Both Sharon and Anthony enjoyed working with Gasper’s carpentry and landscape crews. “The carpenters were wonderful. The carpenters who worked on the deck felt like my brothers. They came in the morning and tapped on my window to say good morning. After that they worked around the clock,” shared Sharon. “They explained what they were doing each step of the way and about things like the township inspection process. They were very communicative,” added Antony.

Last but not least, Kelly worked with Gasper’s exterior designers to layout and select new outdoor furniture for her new patio. “The exterior designer had a great eye. I really liked how she used neutral colors with colorful accents.” Kelly mentioned. In particular, a colorful KNF mosaic bistro set, or her “lemon table” as Kelly calls it, has become the perfect spot for her and Steve to sit and have coffee most mornings before work. Plus, that is not the only time they find themselves using their new landscape. “We are out there constantly! Before we did not have a hang-out patio, now it is great when we have people over or the kids come around with friends,” Kelly confides, “not to mention, one of us uses the new cook station to grill outside almost every night.”

Kelly and Steve were so pleased with the work that Gasper did in the backyard and the trust they developed with Bob and the crews, that when they decided to turn their attention to the front of the house they chose Gasper again. “We kept coming back because we were completely satisfied with the service. When you find a service that you trust, like a plumber or an electrician, you hang on to them—even a husband!” she says with a large smile. Steve, we wholeheartedly agree!

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