outdoor lighting hardscaping pool surround patio Kawartha armour stone to anchor the area Permacon Kensington paver , Permacon Celtic wall

Outdoor Lighting Reveals Hardscaping’s Nightime Beauty

Project Year: 2021-22
Budget Range:
Backyard: $70K+
Driveway/Walkway: $40K-$50K
Location: Stratford, Ontario

This large, unique project was completed in 2022. The depth of the backyard allowed them to add lots of hardscaping for leisure and entertaining without sacrificing greenspace. See customer goals, project features, and more project images below.

Drone video by Al Hamberg


Pool area: Our client wanted to create a private oasis for their own pleasure and for entertainment purposes. Since the lot is very deep it allowed them to use half of the back yard for pool/patio areas and still have enough lawn area left for the kids and dog to play. They wanted enough hard surface area around the pool to have a dining area and a lounge area. The areas are separated by rectangular raised flowerbeds which can also be used as bench seating.

The gazebo was built by Eric Van Nynatten carpentry. Un upper landing was created for the BBQ so it can easily be used in summer and winter and also serves as an entry point for the hot tub. The look they were going for was a symmetrical layout.

Outdoor Lighting: Kichler landscape lighting was used to light up the steps and accent lights under the coping of the planters to create some evening ambiance.

Materials Used

Kawartha armour stone to anchor the area
Permacon Kensington paver
Permacon Celtic wall for all raised planters

Driveway: The client share a driveway with their neighbours and the entire asphalt surface needed to be replaced. Rather than each having their own separate choice of pavers or materials, they decided to make it look as one driveway without a separation.

The object of the driveway hardscaping project was to create enough space for four vehicles to park and create a pleasant front walk and steps and add some plantings.

Materials used

Permacon Esbelto Paver in Silverstone
Laffitt curbing, Newport grey