Paradise Found

Expanded landscape incorporates elevation and a water feature to create inviting outdoor spaces

Key Features

  • The Diamond Pro Stone Cut® retaining wall system along the pool patio harmonizes with other products in the landscape
  • ​A fireplace and an outdoor kitchen make the home a favorite for gatherings
  • Spacious upper courtyard patios with seat walls, a fire pit and pergola
  • A pool surrounded by a large patio with fireplace, outdoor kitchen and two pergolas
Old retaining wall and stairs before installing paver patio and outdoor living area
Pool area after installing paver patio, retaining walls and outdoor living space
Side view of pool area after installing stone stairs, paver patio and retaining walls with planting areas
Full view of pool area after installing paver patio, retaining walls, outdoor living space and stone stairs

One year after buying a home on a spacious lot in Omaha, the homeowner followed through with plans for indoor and outdoor remodeling. Due to water problems from an existing patio, she called a landscape contractor to remedy the situation and to expand the backyard landscaping, which was mostly overgrown grass.

The original hardscape had fallen into disrepair. “The original retaining walls and pavers were poorly installed and caused water problems in the home’s basement,” the contractor says. His suggestions, combined with the homeowner’s input, produced an award-winning two-level landscape.

“The contractor’s workmanship was excellent,” the homeowner says. The original raised patio was removed and its existing tall support columns were repaired. In addition to the rebuilt deck, the new space features

  • Spacious upper courtyard patios with seat walls, a fire pit and pergola 
  • A pool surrounded by a large patio with fireplace, outdoor kitchen and two pergolas
  • A two-level water feature that starts at the courtyard and runs down to the pool patio

Entertaining family and guests is an absolute pleasure. People love coming here. You have the beautiful design, the variety of color and sound with the water feature. Guests liken it to a beautiful resort. I call it my paradise.

- Homeowner

Much of the hardscape features Anchor™ products which help tie the landscape together. “For the seat walls on the raised patio off the house, we used Highland Stone® freestanding walls to maintain the random pattern afforded by the Diamond Pro Stone Cut® wall system used in the main retaining walls. The colors were selected to complement the existing stones in the deck columns,” the contractor says.

Side view of pool area after installing stone stairs, paver patio and retaining walls with planting areas
Full view of pool area after installing paver patio, retaining walls, outdoor living space and stone stairs
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