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Warm, Contemporary Backyard

November 25, 2014
Designer Claudia Schmutzler uses redwood to create a stunning deck and pergola, transforming the typical backyard into a outdoor retreat perfect for entertaining.
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Before: Boring Backyard

The outdoor space was a typical backyard, but it had a lot of flooding issues that designer Claudia Schmutzler had to tackle before design could begin.

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After: Inviting, Modern Patio

To fix the flooding issues, Schmutzler installs a sump pump and drains throughout the yard and under the deck. She then transforms the space with a large redwood deck and pergola, as well as a high-end kitchen.

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Built-In Benches

Classic Heart redwood from The California Redwood Company is used to create the dramatic deck and pergola. Built-in seating is included to save space, while providing plenty of seats for gatherings.

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Comfy Seating

Low furniture is used to create a contemporary, lounge-like atmosphere.

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