By layering earth tones, loads of texture and mixed metals, designer Judith Balis created a warm and inviting space with a strong hint of masculinity. Touches such as the mesh fronting on the wood cabinets add an industrial element to the contemporary space, and the unique bluestone tile backsplash is at once subdued and a primary focal point in the room.
A backyard patio/pool combination from Kane Landscapes features a fountain, entertainment areas and a raised patio of concrete, stone veneer, rectangular Penn and Bluestone. To maintain the natural beauty of your stone surfaces, do not use abrasive cleaners (like tub & tile products), vinegar or other acid cleaners. Instead use a recommended clearer from the manufacturer and you can also preserve the stone’s color with a stone sealer.
A massive vented grill creates a great spot for cooking in this open-air entertainment space in New York. Multiple seating areas provide spots for dining and relaxing. The pool decking uses random-sized bluestone tiles that blend with the natural rock outcroppings.
A contemporary, masculine bathroom is bathed in light, creating a relaxing and bright environment. The tub is surrounded by a custom casing, which is unique and grounding. Bluestone wall tiles behind the tub complete the space.
The interior of the poolhouse has a sitting area, dining area, and small kitchen for preparing food. The tile floor inside the poolhouse allows travel between the pool and the poolhouse, without worry of damaging the interior flooring.
After: The homeowners now have an outdoor kitchen complete with a built-in gas grill with side burners, a Big Green Egg and a large commercial hood. The porch is designed by Mosaic Group to include a built-in trash receptacle and storage, along with a raised bar with bluestone countertops. The backsplash is tile.