These are new patio steps with bluestone treads that Paul and crew built this past week. The bluestone used is natural cleft bluestone, which means that if has a more natural look. The stone was hand split and the surface shows the natural grain of the bluestone. The risers were constructed using Connecticut white line stone (for a better view of the stone, check out our blog post on a recently built retaining wall made of the same material). The clients had recently renovated and enlarged their kitchen and were hoping to expand their backyard patio as they love to entertain friends and family. The design includes an outdoor kitchen (photos of which will be featured soon). an expanded patio and some new planting beds. The steps are off of the clients’ kitchen and provide easy access to the newly constructed paver patio. If you look closely, you can see a boulder at the edge of the steps, on the right hand side. It is decorative but also functions as an anchor for the design composition.