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The gazebo features a TV screen that can be concealed in the ceiling.

The extensive patio is defined by a wall of engineered stone.

BEFORE: The patio was less than half the size of its successor.

The fireplace has been enlarged and is now a focal point.

BEFORE: The dining area, beside the fireplace, leaves no room to maneuver.

The renovated deck features a gazebo and a granite-topped bar.

Before + After: Outdoor Oasis

Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes takes luxury living outdoors

Before + After: Outdoor OasisA couple in Oakton, Virginia, hired Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes to transform their mundane patio into an outdoor-living space with lots of room for entertaining. Principal Sonny Nazemian enlarged the cramped, existing patio to 700 square feet and added zones for gathering.
A gazebo doubles as a porch when screens are lowered from the paneled ceiling; it boasts a TV that can be raised when not in use and heating elements that keep it comfortable in colder weather. On the other side of the patio, a bar is topped with two levels of granite counters for a polished look. It features a sink, built-in grill and beer on tap. An adjacent dining area seats six.

The existing fireplace was extended and refaced. “We added an extra chimney,” Nazemian explains, “so they can have really big fires without worrying about smoke.”

The patio floor is made of through-body porcelain, while retaining walls of engineered stone are capped with flagstone. String lights adorn the gazebo and under-lights illuminate the bar. “What makes this project special is the amenities,” Nazemian observes. “It really is a hub for entertaining.”

Renovation Design & Contracting: Sonny Nazemian, Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes, Fairfax, Virginia.

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