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Rancho Carrillo, Carlsbad Patio RemodelMediterranean Patio, San Diego

Bench design by Metamorphysis
Bench and hardscape by Western Pavers,
Photo by Joe Dodd Designs

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cmerchasin wrote:March 1, 2012
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis
    Thanks Jeffrey! That was indeed a task. They had to lay out the design with brick and rebar then pour the concrete into the brick base. The back was poured first. Then when they built the bench they had to encase pool pipes in a cage for protection, then build around them. It was quite the feat.
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis
    The dimensions of the bench in this project was 23' long in a backward "S" pattern. The seats are 22" Deep and the back rest is 18" High from the seat; which includes the top cap. The top paver cap is 10" and sits back from the front, with only an inch forward. Also for comfort when you lean back. There are 6 seat cushions made with Sunbrella fabric and they are 3" high for extra comfort.
panos65 wrote:June 26, 2013
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    Landscape Logic
    They really are beautiful and enhance the bench quite nicely
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis
    We had the custom cushions made. Because of the unusual shape we measured and made a template using butcher paper. We laid it along the bench and taped the edges, then cut each section to fit the container we purchased to store the cushions. Next went to UFO in Vista and selected the Sunbrella Fabric and the cushion size and then selected a contrasting material for the square back cushions. They were made within 2 weeks. We love them!
anapawa wrote:May 31, 2015
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis

    Thank you for your question, Anapawa. The Mega pavers shown here make up the top of the back of the bench. We used the smaller Dublin pavers of the same size turned on their side to line the front of the flower beds to keep the mulch and dirt from spilling out of the beds when it rained. It's a great solution for areas of the country that experience heavy rains. It also gives you a clean look visually.

    I hope this helps you in your project.

  • anapawa
    Thanks! You are so helpful.
pjkh3 wrote:November 5, 2014
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis
    The back portion is actually straight and smooth then topped with the Mega Bergerac pavers. We use the same pavers to top the firepit and for the pool coping. The cushions were custom made for the bench by UFO in Vista and I found some of these Sunbrella pillows also at UFO. They always have bins full of Sunbrella pillows for only $20. They also have regular pillows too that you can use indoors for sofas, beds, etc.
  • thevonhigginsfamily

    What pavers are used for the deck?

Dede F wrote:February 14, 2012
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis
    Thank you for your question Dede. Designing the bench was the easy part. After demo we found that the pipes for the pool would run under the bench so we had to dig below the pipes and build a secure bridge around them for protection. The ground was leveled and then we layed and layered the bricks in the shape you see and poured in concrete. The colored concrete was smoothed on the facing walls and the seat and the top of the back are called Mega pavers that were cut to size. We then measured the finished seat surface using brown paper we purchased at Home Depot in a large roll by taping it together and cutting it to size. Took cut pieces of paper representing each cushion to UFO, selected the fabric and had custom cushions in about 2 weeks. The company we used to build the bench as well as the entire patio, change out the fire pit and pool coping was Western Pavers. They did a wonderful job. It's quite the bench and we love it. We now use the backyard firepit area more than ever. Also the same Mega pavers were used on the top of the fire pit and the pool coping. Good luck and have fun with your project!
  • ernieleo
    love this design, could I ask the company for the pavers?
Tina Buell (Z9b) wrote:November 9, 2015
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis

    Hi Tina,

    The pavers are Belgard Pavers and the color of the Belgard Dublin 3 piece pavers is "Toscana" for the band area. For the Belgard Dublin 4 piece it's also "Toscana" for the field area. The pool coping and seat wall is Mega Bergerac "Montecito" & a Bergerac circle kit: "Toscana". I hope this helps. Good luck with your project!

denadeb wrote:September 10, 2015
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis

    Thank you for question. We used the rust color for the cushions and the stripped brown, gold, rust for the cording.

Angie Boyd wrote:January 20, 2013
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    Home Staging by Metamorphysis
    Western Pavers in San Diego did the plans for the entire patio. I came up with the bench design and they drew it into the overall design. Once you have an overall design measure the area and just rough draw the bench in. This bench is 23 feet long. Good luck and have fun in the process!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Vanessa Brunner added this to Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Patios of 2011December 27, 2011

12. The winding shape of this built-in bench made it bookmark-worthy for many Houzz users. Users especially loved the warm and tropical feel that the bold terra-cotta color on the cushions gave the cold concrete bench.

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Curve a banquette around the perimeter of a patio to ensure lots of space to hold your guests.

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