Back Yard Remodel: Patio, Pavilion, Outdoor Kitchen & Fire Features – The Ridings at Cream Ridge

Project Information:

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $143,000

Estimated Project Duration: 45 days (not including inspections, permits, and subcontractors)

Project Location: Cream Ridge, NJ

Completion Date: 09/2017


Turn a run-of-the-mill inground pool install and average backyard into a complete outdoor entertainment area tying it into an existing deck.


After the installation of the pool we designed and installed a 1085 sq. ft. pool deck with double borders. On the shallow end and rear length of the pool a short retaining wall was put in place to add landscaping beds around the pool and create the feeling of an outdoor living space. We included some pillars for decoration and lighting with 2 of them featuring large fire bowls on the pavilion side of the pool. A custom built 20′ x 16′ pavilion was built on top of a 420 sq. ft. patio area featuring a bar area with MSI natural ledger stone panels and a 42″ steel insert natural gas reclaimed wood fireplace with a TV. We also installed a complete outdoor lighting package and a full landscape design complementing their outdoor entertainment area. All pavers, wall blocks, caps, and pool coping are from Techo-Bloc. Outdoor lighting comes from Coastal Source and the bar appliances are all Delta Heat products. The two pillars supporting the fire bowls were also built with MSI natural ledgestone panels matching the bar area.