The inspiration to this backyard landscape was based around the clients screened-in porch at their cottage. This outdoor entertaining area includes a cedar deck with angled decking that surrounds an inset hot tub as well as an outdoor stone veneer kitchen. Louvered windows provide a back drop to the outdoor kitchen along with the ability the filter the light entering the dining area. To create that open cottage feeling we decided to use black aluminum railings with glass inserts, this helped blend the deck with the surrounding natural environment. Providing the shelter for this entertaining area was crucial, so a cedar pavilion with an arched roof was constructed. This is fully equipped with outdoor lighting along with an outdoor sound system. To create some privacy from a neighbouring view a couple of custom stone and wood privacy fences were installed along with some multi-seasonal plantings.