Patio cover ,BBQ, Huntington Beach
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In August of 2021 we purchased our first single family home in Huntington Beach and knew we wanted to put in an outdoor kitchen and patio cover for some shade. We met with multiple contractors right before Christmas to discuss options and decided to move forward with HQ. Emma 100% sold us with her professionalism, HQ's quality of work, and their willingness to work with the city on making sure every aspect of the project was done up to code and permitted. It was important that we not take any shortcuts with this project and HQ did not disappoint! We were able to share our design ideas and their designer put together beautiful 3D renderings to give us a sense of what was possible. HQ's team then put together the plans and engineering for the patio structure which were submitted to the city for approval. While working with the city did slow things down a bit, Emma was on top of it every day, and once the plans were approved Alejandro and his crew got to work bringing the project to life. We went with two massive 10' islands in the outdoor kitchen. Each island has concrete countertops with a waterfall edge. We completed the kitchen with built-in BBQ, pizza oven, cabinets for storage, and two beverage coolers. The center island with bar seating has beautiful pendant lights for additional outdoor lighting, and Nelson hard-wired two outdoor heaters to the patio structure providing additional heat when things cool down in the evening. The patio structure is made out of 4K aluminum and came out better than we could have imagined. The cover is 10' tall and has a 3" lattice that extends the entire length of the outdoor space. We wanted a clean modern look to go with the style of our house and wanted to add a privacy screen behind the outdoor kitchen to give the space an outdoor room-type feel even though the patio is not fully enclosed. The lattice provides just enough sun and just enough shade that we can use our backyard any time of day, all year round. Emma was great with scheduling work to be done as well as scheduling inspections by the city. Her communication throughout the process was exactly what we needed to feel confident that things were moving along and getting completed. Rapha was great at routinely stopping by to check the progress of the project and communicating any concerns we had back to HQ. We are so grateful for their involvement in getting this project completed. In total from conceptualizing the design to completion of the project, it took about 8 months. The biggest delays were the city's approval of the engineering and plans which took about 8 weeks and supply chain issues which delayed the patio material about 12 weeks (neither of these were at the fault of HQ). Aside from that, we could not believe how fast the rest of construction went, and we appreciated that even though we had to wait for the patio cover material, we were still able to enjoy our backyard because the rest of construction was done in less than 6 weeks. The pictures don't do it justice, but we are beyond happy with our beautiful and functional outdoor space.