Outdoor Kitchen Featured in Sacramento Bee!

Russ and Monica Chapin wanted a backyard made for entertaining. They also wanted to save water. When they made over their landscape in Folsom, they got both. The old lawn and shrubs are gone in favor of a deluxe outdoor kitchen and patio. An underused flower bed made way for a poolside fireplace and seating area.

Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen & Swimming Pool in Folsom, CA

Custom Image Hardscape Sacramento Bee

Custom Image Hardscape Sacramento Bee

Photo: Lezlie Sterling

Contractor Matt Niermeyer of Custom Image Hardscape in Folsom built the outdoor kitchen, cabana and fireplace. In the long, thin backyard, stonework wraps around the lap pool to pull the patios together.

Business has been busy, Niermeyer noted, adding that “hardscape is all we do.” But it’s not so much about drought conversions as making the most of outdoor space and transforming backyards into liveable “rooms.”

“We do a lot of outdoor kitchens,” he said. “That trend has been going for 25 years.”

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