Everything I do, I do big. I like the finer things in life and I’ll pay whatever it takes to get it. The recent improvement I’ve done to my Northern VA home is a great example of a crowd pleaser. Spring was in full bloom and summer was quickly approaching so I decided to design a spot near the pool where my friends and I could hang out and make really good eats. I’m a big fan of BBQ so I ordered a top of the line smoker and state of the art gas grill that could handle pounds upon pounds of fresh meat. There was also a small fileting station where I could prep my fresh proteins. A large sitting are around the outdoor kitchen was also a must so my friends and I can drink great wine, beer and spirts as we BBQ. I decided the lounging area should have granite countertops so I began to look around for the finest granite slabs in NOVA. I decided to also build a huge bar behind the lounge are so it looks like I was going to need a lot of stone. I must have looked through a thousand different selections but I decided on two different stones that would distinguish the bar from the lounge countertops. I also had another one picked out which was designated for the foot rests under the bar seating. I used a Juparana Crema Bordeaux for the foot rests, a Caeserstone Concetto Albero for the lounge area, and a Fossil Black stone for the bar. These granite selections really look great together. As the finished stone started coming in, we would start installing. These granite countertops were the best idea I’ve had in a while.
With those counter tops out of the way we were able to install a large canopy terrace that could open up to let the sun in with just a click of the button. I also installed a convenient line of appliances like a handy wine chiller, a kegerator, a frozen margarita machine, a rotisserie extension for the smoker, a small gas fire pit with glass beads in it, the finest audio sound system, and a gigantic flat screen TV that was waterproof and could fold back into a compartment when not being used. I was set to enjoy and couldn’t be any happier with the final product. Since the completion, I have hosted many fun and unforgettable parties. Now the only problem I have is getting people to go.