Blueprint for Improvement: Backyard pavilion in Carmel




This 2005 home is in Carmel’s Shelbourne Estates neighborhood. Previously, the backyard featured a paver patio and a low wall for seating. With a generously sized yard, the homeowners wanted to enhance their outdoor living space by adding a covered pavilion for cooking, dining and enjoying the outdoors.


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  • Image 2 2The covered pavilion features a built-in grill and refrigerator, granite countertop bar and seating area. The tongue-and-groove ceiling is stained a rich walnut color.
  • The new enlarged paver patio offers generous space for gathering friends, plus features a custom-built firepit.
  • From stacked stone to cement board shingles, materials in a variety of colors and textures give this space style and visual interest.
  • The stairs leading from the home to the outside space were updated in coordinating paver stones and finished with an aluminum railing in a bronze finish.

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling; email him at [email protected]. Visit for more remodeling inspiration and advice.


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