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Tim Ahern

Pacific Outdoor Living has teamed up with
award-winning pool designer, Tim Ahern

Tim Ahern is a one-in-a-million designer. His expertise is unparalleled, with a staggering 41 years in the pool design field. Ahern is able to tackle enormous projects and create stunning masterpieces that customers can enjoy for decades. A crucial factor which sets him apart from his peers is his art background.

For Ahern, art was a passion before getting his contractors license. When he found contracting, he didn’t halt his artistic endeavors. Instead, he used it as an advantage.

Ahern has a skill that many designers don’t: He can draw 3-dimensional drawings by hand on site with the customer, with no special computer software needed!

He has an uncanny ability to use the technical right side of his brain along with his creative left side, making him an asset to his company and the customer.

Ahern’s favorite part of the job is interacting with people. This translates into a hands-on customer relationship.

He loves creating one-of-a-kind designs for his customers and works with them to create a functional, cohesive and beautiful pool. 

To do this, Ahern first walks the outdoor space with the customer and listens to their design ideas and needs. He then starts his design process by asking, “How would I design this for myself?” 

Ahern then creates a design that he would be proud of, not what is the easiest or the most expensive to bill for. By putting himself in the customer's’ shoes, Ahern is able to create the best design possible that seamlessly combines the aesthetic that the customer wants, without losing any functionality.

Over the years, Ahern has proved that he values integrity and honesty above all else. Customers are sure to get quality craftsmanship, a fair price and a trustworthy contractor when they work with him. Tim Ahern is a multi-faceted designer that puts his customers' needs first. 

We are elated to add Ahern to our team and we know you will be too!

Click below to schedule an appointment with Tim Ahern!

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Outdoor Design Ideas For Fall

Fall-Decor

Fall is all about staying warm and spending time with friends – but it doesn’t have to be limited to the indoors!

Here are some ways to enjoy the outdoors in the cold weather!


Outdoor Fireplaces and Pizza Ovens

Paving Stone Fire Place Oven and Outdoor Kitchen with Paving Stone Floor

As the temperature drops, add some fall ambience to your home with an outdoor fireplace. Your guests will love having great conversation near a toasty fire feature. With many designs and variations to choose from, an outdoor 

fireplace can seamlessly fit into your

home while simultaneously increasing your home’s value.

If an outdoor bonfire isn’t enticing enough – why not also include a full working pizza oven? Fire features can be premade or custom built to your home's aesthetic. So whatever your budget is, a fire feature is an affordable tool to utilize your outdoor space. 

From pizza nights to family campouts, the world is your oyster when it comes to outdoor activities around a fire.


Outdoor Kitchens

With one of the hottest summers on record coming to a close, you’ll soon be able to enjoy cooking outdoors in the cool air. From a fully working kitchen fit for a 5-star chef to a simplistic barbecue unit, an outdoor kitchen is a handy space that will help you entertain more people. Ghouls and goblins alike will be lining down the block to taste what you've got cooking on the grill.


Paver Walkways and Garden Paths

Paving stone lighting with chair and decorative plants

Enjoy the fall colors by adding a walkway to your outdoor space. Including some fall-friendly landscaping and a cobblestone garden path to your home is a great way to make the most out of the fall season while also making an improvement to your home that will benefit you year-round.

Walkways are a crucial part of most landscapes, as they are built to connect the most frequently used areas of your yard; so why not have a little fun with it? Installing a paving stone walkway would be practical, durable, and above all, stylish.

Additionally, adding some spooky decorations to the pathway like ghosts, spider webs or gravestones will also make your house Halloween-friendly and add a little flair for trick or treaters to enjoy while walking up to your door.


Outdoor Lighting Tips for Enjoying Your Landscape All Day


Outdoor Lighting

Now is the time to get creative with your outdoor lighting! Outdoor lighting is a great way to extend your outdoor space and help you make the most out of your yard. From patio lighting to lighting your walkways and landscaping, adding a touch of brightness will accentuate the unique architectural elements of your home.

And if Halloween is something you like to celebrate, exchange the LED bulbs with festive orange or purple bulbs to create a spooky atmosphere!


Patios & Dinner Parties

A spooky costume party is a great way to celebrate a newly added patio! Your ghoulish guests will be aghast over how elegant your new paving stone patio looks. Adding a patio to your home is never a mistake, but it would be especially wise to add or update it before the holidays start.

Patios enable you to expand your seating and dining area so you can host more of your friends and family than ever before – and isn’t that what these upcoming seasons are all about?

At Pacific Pavingstone, we have almost 2 decades of experience installing paving stone driveways, patios, outdoor kitchens, fire features, walkways, and other outdoor spaces. Let us help you wow your family and friends with a completely customized patio to match your home and fit your outdoor needs!

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