An Elegant Spring Evening in Glen Allen

Glen Allen, VA

Project Synopsis

This wonderful outdoor living space is the perfect fit for the clients and their home. This project features a custom set of stairs, grill island, dining area, and a gas fire pit with sitting wall and lounge space. The patio, composed of Techo-Bloc products, features a base of Mista pavers with a Villagio border and Antika inlay. The color blend is a unique mix of Chestnut Brown, Sandlewood, and Champlain Grey. Other Techo-Bloc features include the sitting wall and stairs, both composed of Architectural blocks and caps, and the fire pit, composed of a Valencia kit. To add contrast, the Grill Island and Pillars feature Mountain Ledge veneer (Charleston color) from Eldorado Stone. Landscaping and lighting complement the hardscape while stepping stone walkways connect the space to the basement and garage.

Paver patio with gas fire pit, sitting walls, and grill island.
Grill Island with granite counter and Eldorado Stone veneer.
Grilled Chicken and vegetables on an outdoor kitchen.
Gas fire pit on a paver patio.
Gas fire pit with sitting wall and pillars on a paver patio.
Gas fire pit with sitting wall and pillars.
Techo-Bloc paver patio with outdoor dining table, gas fire pit, sitting wall, and pillars.
Outdoor dining table on a Techo-bloc paver patio.
Techo-bloc paver patio  with outdoor dining table and gas fire pit  with sitting wall.
outdoor dining table setting on a Techo-Bloc paver patio.
Outdoor dining table setting with grilled chicken.
Patio stairs coming out from the backdoor.
Outdoor Dining Table setting on a paver patio.
Eldorado stone pillar on a Techo-Bloc paver patio.
potted plant on a techo-bloc paver patio

Gas vs. Wood Fire Features

Gas vs. Wood Fire Features

When planning Outdoor Living Spaces, one of the most difficult decisions for clients is choosing between a gas or wood-burning fire feature. Though very similar in some ways, gas and wood-burning fire features are also very different. Each has its distinct pros as well as its cons. In this article, we compare the two styles using 8 defining characteristics, including convenience, warmth, smoke, and cost.

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