A Lanscape Transformation
Homeowners Rick and Jodi Alessandri had decided they wanted to upgrade the curb appeal of their Skillman, NJ home while at the same time create a gathering area for family, friends and neighbors.
“We stopped at the *Stone Center in Bridgewater, NJ to see the various paving stone options, including colors, shapes and finishes. We had been there in the past and found their displays to be a great source to get some ideas.
We then met with our landscape contractor, *Chris Demato of Rock Bottom Landscaping, to let him know what we were looking for. We wanted to enlarge the walkway in the front of our house to make it more inviting and create a small gathering area; a fire pit on a patio in the back of the house with a sitting wall enclosing the area for privacy, a safe way to transition from the driveway to the patio- as our backyard is on a slope; and replace an unattractive retaining wall. Chris came up with a fantastic design that incorporated everything we were looking for and more.
Time for a CST House Call
We had difficulty deciding on which type of paver to use and what color. Should we use various shapes and sizes? Use a combination of different colors? As a registered CST contractor, Chris mentioned that CST has a “House Calls” program. We called CST and they sent a representative to our home to work with us to finalize the product selection. CST worked with our landscape contractor seamlessly to come up with the perfect combination of shapes and colors for the walkway, borders, landscape steps, retaining wall, sitting wall, patio and fire pit. CST’s knowledge and expertise, along with that of our landscape contractor really brought our vision to life.
The transformation of our property has been nothing short of amazing. We could not be happier with our landscape and hardscape design. We now have a gathering area that is a welcoming place for us to entertain. Everyone loves to be outside now. We feel like we have an outdoor family room!”