Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Start of a Fire Pit

We have the start of a fire pit and a portion of the pillars...

Here is our outdoor kitchen...

My favorite of the three pool tile samples he brought over- I want it to blend into the plaster...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Final Concrete Pour

The guys worked 7 days this week so that they could complete all the concrete!

We have more pavers around the pool (these will also be surrounded by brick)...
A floor in the cabana!

A footing for the outdoor kitchen/bar...

And stairs/floor for the fire pit area!
On either side of the stairs will be pillars made of brick. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016


We have more concrete forms, but nothing exciting. It seems like a lot is waiting on this next concrete pour, and I have no idea when that's happening because we couldn't decide on a kitchen layout so that's not even formed yet. 
The fire pit seating looks basically done, I think?

We have the coping and deck jets all set, and the brick is grouted...

Friday, April 15, 2016


The cabana is on its way!

And so is the fire pit area...we have backs to the seats and the two corner tables!


They started some of the brick work!

It's not at all an accurate portrayal of the final product because they haven't grouted it or done custom color to make it much lighter/whiter, but it still looks kinda pretty!

In between the pavers where it's dirt now will be ground cover or fake grass. I was leaning towards live ground cover because I'm not a big fan of fake grass, but then I saw the most adorable house in Newport right on the sand, and their front porch area was so cute, even with fake grass, so we may go that direction. 


Quick shots from two days ago. More to come later of yesterday's and today's progress.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cabana Beams

The steel beams are up for the cabana- they are going to start building soon! It's bigger than I had imagined. 

We also have more of the fire pit seats built...
And I think we have finally settled on the brick! Our contractor didn't like any of the samples so he wants to use a real used brick and then white wash it. They created some examples today...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

More concrete!

They poured the concrete for the cabana footings and fire pit bench this weekend- Everett was in heaven!!

How it ended up...
They also poured a little stem wall for the cabana...

We got so lucky because it barely rained at all!  Just a few sprinkles here and there. :)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Footings and Forms

We are ready to pour the footings for the cabana (after another inspection tomorrow), so we have these super deep holes, but you can't tell in the photo...

They've also set the forms for the pavers and coping...

And we have the fire pit area ready to be poured!
I hope they can pour concrete in the rain since it's supposed to rain for the next FOUR days and then again two days after that. Grrrr. 

We also need to decide on the accent brick...