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Make a SPLASH in a Custom Outdoor Living Space

Updated: 3 days ago

Whether you’re thinking of giving your existing concrete patio a posh makeover or turning your ho-hum patio or pool area into a backyard oasis, we’ve got a few ideas that will help turn your daydreams into a reality.

Concrete patio, swimming pool deck, gazebo, and fence

The Coolest Pool in Your Neighborhood

If your goal is to create a vacation paradise in your own backyard, then enhancing your pool and patio area with artistic masonry features can make all the difference. Here are a few ideas for your consideration:

• Create a raised or recessed concrete patio to your pool deck area

• Create a stamped concrete pool deck and border to replace old concrete

• Build a natural stone or brick privacy wall

• Add a natural stone water feature

Create stone boulder hardscapes and sitting walls

Covered Outdoor Kitchen with Stone Masonry and Stamped Concrete Floor
Custom Outdoor Kitchen with Stone Masonry

Don’t Just Cook – Turn Up the Heat

Outdoor fireplaces, custom fire pits and outdoor kitchens are appearing in more outdoor patios and backyard living areas than ever before. Whether you’re looking to enhance your grilling area, or take your backyard to a whole new level with a custom outdoor kitchen, here’s a list of ideas for you to consider.

• A large custom outdoor kitchen including a refrigerator, sink, granite counter space, stamped decorative concrete floor, and more

• A stand-alone outdoor fireplace with a built-in pizza oven

• A custom BBQ grill with a stone masonry or other natural materials base

• A custom stone or brick fire pit with built-in seating area

Stone Masonry Wall and Fence Surrounding Outdoor Living Area
Custom Stone Wall and Fence with Lighting Around Outdoor Living Area

Walls, Fences, and Masons

Why have merely a functional retaining wall, sitting wall, or privacy fence using common pavers when you can gaze upon the beauty and true artistry that old-world, skilled masons can provide? If you're tired of seeing ho-hum pavers used by landscapers for these types of projects, consider having your projects created by brick or stone masonry contractors for that custom look.

• Privacy walls and fences

• Decorative retaining walls

• Stone sitting walls

• Stone and brick pillars and piers


Whether you’re working with existing landscaping, concrete patios, existing swimming pool decks, outdoor structures, or are starting with a blank slate, the professional masons at Gruttadaurio Masonry will take your backyard project to a whole new level. Get inspired by visiting our website and check out our Inspiration Photo Gallery. We serve the Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas. Visit and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to see more great ideas featuring our artistic masonry work.

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