Premier Outdoor Environments, Inc. Creates Tranquil Modern Setting in Oak Brook, IL, with Lineo Dimensional Stone and Artline Pavers
This patio by Premier Outdoor Environments, Inc. adds a chic, contemporary touch to this Oak Brook, IL, backyard. The vertical elements of this design include a grill island, fire pit, water feature and low wall that accentuates the furthest corner of the patio. All of these features are comprised of Lineo Dimensional Stone in the characterful Sierra color variation. Using the same material throughout the design serves to tie it together and give it a ‘finished’ look and feel. The low wall and water feature are punctuated by Ledgestone coping in the Buff color variation.
Artline pavers in the Steel Mountain shade comprise most of the patio, and are accented by Basalt Town Hall pavers. A pleasant contrast is created between the dark, concentrated Town Hall pavers and cool, smoky Artline pavers, causing the patio borders to stand out and demarcate the various outdoor rooms.
Constructing a grill island begins with the construction of a concrete base pad. The base pad supports the structure to prevent tipping or settlement. The reinforced base pad is laid on concrete piers and a compacted granular base that has good load-bearing properties and can drain freely. Before construction commences, access to gas, power and water has to be planned and conduits must be positioned. The wall units are then stacked on top of the base pad in a specific arrangement that will accommodate the client’s grill. This grill island was impeccably installed and holds the grill snugly.
The grill island doubles as a water feature to enhance the tranquility of the setting. The custom lighting nestled below the coping and countertops adds a touch of elegance to the hardscape design and allows it to come to life after sunset. A few comfortable chairs can be found huddled around the firepit, while the nearby seat wall has been assigned with accommodating any additional guests. Ledgestone coping bears a smooth, level surface perfect for this application, and won’t snag on delicate clothing.
Premier Outdoor Environments, Inc.
205 E Butterfield Road, Suite 272
Elmhurst, IL 60126