Backyard Redesign Ideas

Backyard-Redesign-Ideas3Gazing out onto a vast space behind your house ought to get your mind thinking about backyard redesign ideas. The rear is an extension of your home, and it deserves the same care and consideration as any part of the house. Your design will set the tone for all of your future outdoor spaces, so it’s important to plan accordingly.

Gappsi recently completed an entire backyard renovation in Dix Hills NY. We redesigned and regrated the backyard as well as installing a brand-new swimming pool. The stones used for the patio started from the driveway entrance to the walkway and steps to the backyard area. We installed G045 Limestone throughout the backyard. We also supplied the Excite Passion Spa.

The pool is a 20×40 vinyl pool with concrete walls. It is equipped with an auto cover in charcoal gray color to blend in with the patio stone colors. We installed two-inch thick G045 Limestone coping around the pool. We built an outdoor kitchen with all Delta Appliances and Summit Refrigerator and veneered with Eldorado manufactured concrete wall veneers. The color blend used also matches the G045 Limestone.


Our gorgeous limestone pavers give your outdoor space a distinctive look in an outdoor redesign. Available in several light neutral hues and in a wide range of sizes, in addition to pattern kits.  They’re the perfect choice for patios, walkways, terraces, and other exterior projects when planning your backyard redesign. Use them alone or pair them with any number of our other hardscape elements for creative, one-of-a-kind designs.

  • What are the benefits of limestone pavers?

Many ask what the best outdoor patio tiles for gardens are – limestone paving offers a practical and beautiful outdoor patio tile. Limestone paving is naturally very dense, hardwearing, and forgiving. It offers an entirely unique
patio floor, and will naturally lighten and season with time for an authentic feel.

  • What are limestone pavers made of?

Limestone paving is a natural material quarried from the earth. Limestone is a sedimentary rock, formed over millions of years. A combination of sediments, broken seashells, coral, and the remains of aquatic animals deposited on the waterbed, slowly compresses over time into a hard rock.

  • Do outdoor limestone paver tiles need sealing?

It is not essential to seal limestone paving when laid outside.  Sealing the pavers will help protect the stone against water and stain contamination.

Backyard-Redesign-Ideas2PASSION SPA – THE EXCITE

Professional design with exceptional seating comfort is what you receive with a Passion Spa.  Designing great spas is their specialty and passion. They go to great lengths to ensure that every detail of the spa contributes to your comfort and creates the ultimate relaxation experience. The spa shell’s pleasing lines are attractive and functional, providing strategic locations for lighting, jets, and features. Controls are within easy reach, seat contours and depths provide maximum comfort, and there are a variety of seating options in each spa for your enjoyment. Beautiful waterfalls, LED lighting, and aromatherapy are only some of the features we include to enhance your spa experience. Your Passion Spa is a work of art designed to deliver functional beauty to your home or backyard.

The Excite is a spacious spa that provides room for up to seven people. Full bench seating combined with a variety of massage experiences makes the Excite a unique and highly therapeutic spa. The various massages include Aqua Rolling Massage™, Therapy Wave Zone, Intense Therapy Zone, and Waterfall Massage, all of which are designed and patented by Passion Spas. The Excite also comes with propriety features such as the Synergy Water Maintenance System for ease of maintenance and
Hybrid Heating™ for added energy efficiency.

Excite Passion Spa Features

  • Number of Seats: 7
  • Total Massage Jets: 105
  • Skimmer Bar
  • Family Entertainment Station
  • Aqua Rolling Massage™
  • Therapy Wave Zone
  • Intense Therapy Zone
  • Waterfall Massage
  • Soft Air Massage System
  • Starbrite Interior Led Light System
  • Audio System with Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Ready
  • Hybrid Heating™
  • Easyclean Shield
  • Synergy Water Maintenance System
  • Energy-efficient Filtration Pump

We specialize in providing our customers with the highest-quality hot tubs on the market. Whether you’re in the market for a traditional hot tub, a luxurious jacuzzi, or a versatile swim spa, we have something that will meet your needs. Our spa and jacuzzi options come in a range of sizes.


The joys of eating al fresco are multiplied when you have convenient appliances within reach in addition to a well-designed outdoor dining area to enjoy delicious foods.  If cooking out is a big part of your warm-weather routine, an outdoor kitchen is a great investment.


Outdoor kitchens create the perfect ambiance for entertaining guests with backyard tailgates in the fall months or grilling out in the summer months.  Delta Heat Outdoor Kitchen Package is designed and made by the leading premium grill experts – Twin Eagles, Inc. They’ve created an affordable grill that is packed with features. Backed with a lifetime warranty this grill will surely add value to your outdoor kitchen. Some of the features include 18- Guage U burners, Interior Halogen lighting, analog temperature gauge, and Electronic Ignition.

An additional option for this grill is a sear zone that will disperse direct heat to sear your meats faster and deeper to seal in juices. Built with quality in mind, they’ve incorporated a polished mirror accent that makes the Delta Heat stand out. Also added is a double-lined hood that ensures high-quality heat retention when the lid is closed, ensuring that the outside will not be hot to the touch. To top off the design they’ve incorporated an LED Control Panel Light that emits blue light to illuminate control knobs while nighttime cooking.


Summit outdoor-rated compact refrigerators are premium outdoor kitchen machines that proudly boast innovative, discerning designs. Take a look through our fantastic selection and invest in an outdoor-approved line of refrigeration from Summit; it sure beats breaking glass and disabling alarms! We even carry Summit outdoor-rated beverage centers — perfect for storing chilled cans for enjoyment and relaxing in your backyard paradise. With automatic defrost or frost-free operation, you’re free to chill out with your feet out. Enjoy fine-tuned stainless steel construction and stunning variable features, such as adjustable premium shelves and heat-safe locking doors.


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Gunite Pool Renovations, Refinishing, and Remodeling


Gunite pool renovations, refinishing, and remodeling may be just what you need if your swimming pool has begun to start showing signs of age. Is the tile cracked or has the plaster become rough to the touch?  Even if you upkeep your pool every season, it still encounters regular wear and tear from use over the summer months. We’re happy that your house is where everyone gathers for parties and swimming a few laps, and we can help you restore your pool to look just like new.

Gunite pools are by far the most valuable and durable type of pool, making them the best choice for longevity.  Gunite pools are made by spraying a mixture of concrete and sand mixture into a rebar framework.

Durability Of Gunite Pools

Gunite pools offer the most flexibility and creative control, as well as the best durability. Due to the steel framework, gunite pools will retain their shape over a long period of time. A smooth finish is applied at the end of the process to eliminate or reduce the rough feeling one might experience from the gunite. The most common finish is plaster, which is a mixture of cement and marble sand, but other options are available such as a tiled finish, concrete paint, or even pebble surfaces.

Gappsi Pools and Spas can restore the gunite in your inground pool to the same smooth condition it was on the day of installation. Whether there are rough patches or cracks in the walls of your inground pool or the coloring just looks dull, we can fix and restore your existing pool.


Gunite Pool Renovations Consider These Upgrades

Are you looking to have your pool renovated?  There are many options to improve the looks and efficiency of your existing swimming pool. In the last 10 years alone, more than a dozen new developments have made swimming pool ownership more enjoyable, less expensive, as well as easier than ever.

We renovate and retrofit existing pools with the latest features, standing behind our finished work. Here are some ideas to consider when looking at a renovation project.

  • Add an in-ground spa
  • Water features – waterfalls, infinity edge, waterfalls, beach entry, tanning ledge, benches, and steps
  • Energy-efficient equipment
  • Resistance swim jets or a swim lane
  • Children’s play area
  • Custom mosaic tile, new coping and other finishing touches
  • Upgraded Plaster Finish
  • Replace a fiberglass or vinyl pool with a gunite swimming pool
  • New Decking
  • Re-shaping the gunite structure
  • Re-plumbing

Pool renovations can be a simple facelift, or it can be a whole lot more. Just need to replace the plaster? No problem. Ready to add some exciting new features? We can do that too.

Pool Interior Re-Plaster / Refinishing

If the interior finish of the pool is looking worn, it’s probably because you have a plaster or Marcite finish. These finishes were common 15 years ago, but they’ve been completely replaced in the last few years by the new long-lasting and beautifully colored aggregate finishes. These new finishes last 2 to 10 times longer than the old Marcite finishes, and with different colored and sized pebbles or aggregates, we can create any color and texture you want. Some people like the feel of the regular pebble finish. Others like the extra smoothness of polished marble or quartz aggregate finishes. Either way, you’ll get a new pool interior that is prettier and much longer-lasting than ever before.

Tile Repair And Replacement

Tile lifting and cracks in tile or cement are commonly just “patched or replaced” by inexperienced pool contractors. But this is a mistake. A crack is a sign of a construction defect such as faulty material, faulty application, or the absence of proper control joints. No matter the cause it must be diagnosed and corrected at the source. Otherwise, the problems will continue to haunt you for years to come.


Deck Repair And Replacement

The installation of a paver deck will make a more dramatic impact than any other change or upgrade you can think of, and if cracked cement has been a problem, our natural stone pavers will eliminate that problem.

Gunite pool and backyard remodeling is a great way to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and functional oasis. Whether you want to update the look of your gunite pool, add new features, or completely redesign your backyard, our team at Gappsi has the expertise and experience to help bring your vision to life. Gappsi offers a range of remodeling services, including pool resurfacing, tile and coping replacement, deck, and patio renovations.  Our goal is to work closely with you to create a backyard that meets all of your needs and exceeds your expectations. With our commitment to quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service, you can trust that your gunite pool and backyard remodel will be completed to the highest standards. Contact us today to learn more about our remodeling services and how we can help you transform your outdoor space.

Gunite Pool Remodeled~Gulf Stream Hydrazzo – Marble pavers 

Gappsi remodeled this gunite pool in Head Of The Harbor in Suffolk County NY. We removed the old pool deck and installed G037 French marble pavers and two-inch coping from the Gappsi stone collection. We also installed ceramic tiles in the water line of the pool. The pool finish was completed with a Gold Stream Hydrazzo product. We selected these color pavers resembling sand which ties the entire backyard to the background of this waterfront property. Our team at Gappsi installed all new pool equipment and all new plumbing replacing the old system. This is the latest gunite pool remodeling project  by Gappsi



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Gappsi Group offers the following residential and commercial services to the public:

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction. All our divisions are headed by well-experienced personnel.

Our latest division is the manufacturing of clay brick ovens, made from the best materials on earth. We distribute all these ovens throughout North America, we also display them at the showroom and have weekly demonstrations on how to use the ovens.

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Paver Basketball Court


A paver basketball court is perfect when you searching for something unique that will make your property stand out.  Consider a custom-designed basketball court. This brick-paver inlay basketball court is sure to make your home a favorite among the neighborhood kids. If you are in the market for a new concrete driveway consider all of the possibilities before making your final decisions.

Pavers are various sizes of stones that are made of natural stone, clay brick, concrete, or even porcelain. They are utilized to construct an interlocking paving system that is strong and adaptable. The pavers are much stronger than a concrete base and do not easily break or split.

Pavers are more environmentally friendly than concrete slabs because they require less care, are durable, and adapt to seasonal and climate changes.

Can You Play Basketball on Pavers?

Yes, you can use pavers for the floor area of your basketball court.  Paver blocks are in more demand because of their advantages. Pavers effectively reduce runoff from surface water. They also have a minimum 20-year lifespan, making them extremely durable in construction and easy to replace.

An additional benefit of using paver blocks is their ease of installation. A particular block can be changed without damaging the other blocks if any of the blocks are cracked or discolored by corrosive chemicals such as petrol, diesel, etc.  Interlocking the paver blocks is a solution for preserving the environment if you are concerned about the security of your ecosystem or habitats.

Basketball Sports Game Courts Material Options

Brick Paver Basketball Sports Game Courts

This court layout is not new for Gappsi and looks beautiful on a property.  The material complements your property more than any other option. A brick paver basketball court looks nice, especially if you already have a paver patio on your property.

When choosing a brick paver basketball court the lines are cut out and replaced with different colored bricks. The aesthetics of this are beautiful and the athletics are not bad either.  Similar to concrete, there are seams, but if you choose the proper brick it’s not an issue.  The seam between the bricks is small, especially with a straight-edged paver. In addition, many paver companies make slip-resistant pavers that give a player more traction.

Paver Basketball Court2Asphalt Pad With Painted Lines

The most affordable option for a homeowner to have a backyard basketball court is an asphalt pad court with painted lines. The material costs are the least expensive as well as the installation.  This low cost is due to eliminating the expense of painting the entire court and simply only the lines.  Often there is a concern with the durability of unpainted asphalt. In our experience as long as there are no large trees with roots near the court it will be fine.  The roots often cause big cracks as the tree grows causing the asphalt to crack. As for wear and tear, a backyard court will not experience the same traffic as your driveway so the longevity of the sports game court is longer than a standard asphalt driveway.

Asphalt-Painted Courts

In addition, the sports game courts can be painted similarly to what you see on public courts or tennis courts. This often is worth the extra expense. It is absolutely beautiful to look at when painted, especially when custom-colored lines with logos in the key, as well as matching pole pads with lettering, are added.

Concrete Pad Basketball Sports Game Courts

Much like an asphalt pad, a concrete pad with painted lines is more affordable than one that’s painted due to cutting out the painting process. In addition, it tends to look sharper than asphalt with a cleaner look to it.

Expansion joints are added to prevent cracking in the concrete.  It’s a minor detail to consider in the aesthetics of the court. The concrete looks nicer but the asphalt plays nicer.  Also painting a concrete pad looks very sharp similar to the asphalt pad when painted.  It is also worth the extra expense.

Hard-Packed Gravel With Mateflex Sports Game Court Tiles

Many towns have strict zoning laws which regulate the amount of non-permeable coverage a property can have. If your town or village will not allow you to have a non-permeable court based on your property size, then choosing a hard-packed gravel basketball court with Mateflex tiles may be your best and only option.

Paver-Basketball-Court1Gappsi Paver Basketball Court Built in Manhasset NY

Gappsi installed a 22 x 28 basketball sports game court in Manhasset NY, located in Nassau County on Long Island. The court was built with a recycled concrete base and paved with a Nicolock Stone Ridge.  It is a three-piece combination with a smooth texture. We used Granite City for the border and court inlays. Golden Brown for the field and a travertina color for the key in the court. In addition, our team installed regulation adjustable hoops. The patio was cut and the new court was inlaid for a seamless fit and appearance. This is not only a sports court but can be used as a patio because it is made of pavers. It’s very durable and would never need to be repainted and striped. The homeowners are very happy and this is the latest sports game court by Gappsi in Manhasset NY.


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Retractable Swimming Pool Enclosure – Cedarhurst NY

Retractable Swimming PoolWhy would you want to add a Retractable Swimming Pool Enclosure to your pool?  It’s easy these days to underestimate the importance of spending time with your family, or even getting a breath of fresh air. Giving yourself time to relax is absolutely essential to both physical and mental well-being, and a family pool can contribute to both!


Pool enclosures are structures that surround your pool. They are gaining popularity for the benefits they provide, including privacy and security, protection against debris, and year-long pool enjoyment.

An indoor pool offers protection from the elements.  Pool enclosure designed to offer you the best of both worlds.  Depending on your climate and heating budget, a pool enclosure can help you extend your pool season to nine or even 12 months out of the year.

Retractable swimming pool enclosures are extremely popular. Reduced maintenance, safety benefits, and the ability to extend your pool usage all season long are some of the biggest benefits of a pool enclosure.

Retractable-Swimming-Pool-Enclosure33 TYPES OF POOL ENCLOSURES

  1. Low Enclosures – Low pool enclosures intend to protect your pool while also allowing enough height for you and your guests to swim. One can think of low enclosures as pool covers that allow you to still use your pool. They typically fit around the edge of your pool and hang 1 to 3 feet above it.
  2. Mid-Height Enclosures – Mid-Height pool enclosures intend to protect your pool without obstructing the experience for you and your guests. These types of pool enclosures typically range in height from 8 feet to 12 feet and fit around the concrete surrounding the pool. This allows pool goers to both use the pool as well as relax by it within the confines of the pool enclosure.
  3. High Enclosures – High pool enclosures provide similar benefits as mid-height pool enclosures.  They offer ample space to eliminate any feeling of confinement. These types of pool enclosures are typically 12 feet or higher and fit around the concrete surrounding the pool, similar to mid-height pool enclosures.


Retractable pool enclosures combine several benefits. They allow you to open your pool and enjoy the outside weather enjoying the breeze during warm months.  While providing the option to continue using your pool during cold months. Many retractable pool enclosures are electric, making it easy to oscillate between an indoor and outdoor pool.

The ease of modern retractable pool enclosures allows you to enjoy the outdoors while using your pool but also protect it from the elements and trespassers when you’re not. Simply retract the pool enclosure when in use, and cover the pool when not in use. From a cost perspective, a low glass retractable pool enclosure may be an appealing alternative to a medium or high pool screen enclosure.

Retractable-Swimming-Pool-Enclosure1In addition to protection from the elements, pool enclosures give you a broad range of other benefits. A pool enclosure simplifies pool maintenance by providing coverage from debris. You’ll also gain protection from mosquitoes and UV rays.


Many readily available pool enclosure options can enhance your experience and expand your pool access in any climate.

One popular type is the retractable or telescopic pool enclosure. With a retractable pool enclosure, you can open it up in pleasant weather and then cover your pool when conditions demand. Some retractable pool enclosures feature push-button convenience to cover or uncover your pool.

Retractable Pool Enclosure In Cedarhurt NY

Gappsi designed and built this backyard in Cedarhurst NY. The project included a 12 x 30 vinyl pool built with concrete walls and a retractable enclosure.  The retractable/moveable enclosures made out of aluminum framing and an epoxy glass dome. You can completely move the enclosure out of the way and open it to outside elements.

Retractable-Swimming-Pool-Enclosure2This pool will be used in the wintertime now as well as in the summer months. Homeowners should be aware that in order to get a permit for the pool we had to build an extension to the house. The enclosure had to be attached to the house making it an extension of the home.

Gappsi installed G035 travertine for the coping and the patio selected from the Gappsi natural stone collection. Inside the extension, we built oak floors with steps and installed an Auroom Spa Sonar. Gappsi is an authorized dealer for Auroom.  The clients are very happy,

The pool will be used throughout the winter and the equipment will be enclosed within the structure. The entire backyard was completed with synthetic turf making this backyard completely maintenance free including the landscaping and the pool. This is the latest Gappsi creation in Cedarhurst Nassau County NY.


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Elevate Your Home With An Outdoor Pavilion And Pool Resurfacing

Outdoor-Pavilion-And-Pool-ResurfacingElevate Your Home With An Outdoor Pavilion And Pool Resurfacing this season and enjoy more time outdoors in your home!

Every pool needs a resurfacing service eventually. Resurfacing helps enhance your pool’s brightness, fills in any holes or cracks, and helps maintain the structure of your pool.

Outdoor Pavilion And Pool Resurfacing

Resurfacing can repair problems like cracks and wear, while also enhancing and updating your pool’s appearance. While not needed as often as other services, resurfacing should still be on your list of pool maintenance tasks.  Here are four reasons it’s time to resurface your swimming pool:

  1. You notice staining – Pools can start to get discolored after years of wear and tear. These stains can come from the minerals, chemicals, or other materials in the water such as leaves and natural debris.  Check to see if the stains are algae, which will be a shade of green or even red, or another color. If your cleaning efforts are unsuccessful, it may be time to resurface the pool.
  2. Material is coming off – When your pool surface feels like sandpaper and you can see the raw gunite peeking through, it’s time to resurface your pool.  There are a lot of different factors that can cause the pool’s surface materials to break down and come off, such as years of heavy use,  unbalanced pH levels, as well as sudden damage.  Once the surface layer starts to come off, it’s only going to continue and spread. So, it’s important to have it resurfaced as soon as you notice problems.
  3. There Are Leaks – The longer you wait to repair a leak in your pool, the more it will cost. So, be on the lookout for these signs of leaks to see if it’s time to repair and resurface your pool:
    ♦  Wet spots of grass near the pool area
    ♦  Loose or falling tiles
    ♦  Cracks or gaps in the concrete
    ♦  Water loss is greater than the evaporation rate
  4. You’re Ready for an Update – resurfacing is more than just a way to repair and maintain your pool: It also gives you the opportunity to transform and enhance the way your pool looks.

Outdoor-Pavilion-And-Pool-Resurfacing1Elevating Your Backyard With A Custom Built Pavilion

Pavilions can add usability and visual intrigue to a wide variety of outdoor spaces. A great outdoor pavilion design idea can elevate just about any backyard landscape. A pavilion adds both form and function to an outdoor living space.  Quality backyard pavilion ideas can be decorated with outdoor dining, living, or fire pit furnishings to truly feel like an expansion of your home.

In fact, depending on the design and location of your new pavilion, it may just become one of your favorite places to spend time with family and friends!  The sky’s the limit when it comes to architecture and design.

Outdoor Kitchen Pavilion

Outdoor dining. A relaxing afternoon outdoors. A paradise in your backyard. You guessed it. It’s an Outdoor Kitchen Pavilion. If you, like the idea of expanding your living space to the great outdoors, then keep reading!  From the simplest of pavilions with a grill to the expansive luxury outdoor kitchen pavilion, the options are endless.

An outdoor kitchen pavilion provides the opportunity to cook outside, which can be enjoyed during warm weather. Additionally, outdoor cooking can help keep cooking smells and heat outside rather than inside the house.  Plus enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while still having the convenience of a functional kitchen space.

Pavilions can be constructed from a number of different products or materials. Most pavilions are constructed of either vinyl, traditional wood, or an elegant timber frame. The type of material you choose for your outdoor kitchen pavilion will depend on the style you want your backyard space to have.

Outdoor-Pavilion-And-Pool-Resurfacing2Outdoor Kitchen Pavilion Appliances and Amenities

What you add to your pavilion is truly what makes or breaks the design. An outdoor kitchen pavilion is a great place to have your favorite grill, firepit, or pizza oven. The details of what you want in your outdoor kitchen are completely up to you. When designing your outdoor kitchen pavilion, it’s important to consider the appliances and amenities that will make it functional and enjoyable.

  • Grill: A grill is one of the most popular and enjoyable ways of cooking outdoors. With countless options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect grill for your pavilion.
  • Pizza Oven: A pizza oven is a great addition to your outdoor kitchen. Combine it with a countertop and enjoy an evening of making and eating your favorite pizza.
  • Fireplace or Firepit: A fireplace and chimney in a pavilion create a space for people to gather.
  • Lighting & Electrical: As the sun sets, you’ll want to make sure the party continues. Running electrical to your outdoor kitchen pavilion opens up a whole new world of opportunities. Having power at the pavilion makes it possible to plug in any of your small appliances or fans. In addition, having proper lighting in your pavilion allows you to create the ambiance you want.
  • TV: To take your entertainment to the next level, consider adding a TV to the corner of your pavilion. Entertain in style without missing any of the action.


  • Seating: Whether you have a bar area with seating, or an outdoor sofa area, having a place for you, your family, and your friends to sit is an important part of any pavilion design.
  • Countertop: For a complete outdoor kitchen pavilion experience, you’ll want to add some counter space. Because it’s outdoors, be sure to use the appropriate material, like granite or other stone.
  • Bar or Island: An island or bar provides some flow to your pavilion kitchen floorplan. It also gives you a workspace or a place to pull up a bar chair.
  • Sink: A sink in your outdoor kitchen will make time in your pavilion all the more enjoyable. Including a sink will also require plumbing to be run to your pavilion.
  • Refrigerator: A refrigerator or minifridge is a great addition to your pavilion kitchen. Keep all your food and drinks nice and cold and ready for you to enjoy.
  • Ice maker: An ice maker in your outdoor kitchen keeps you from needing to run to the house all the time.

Sandblasted  Marble Pavers Pool Patio Dix Hills NY

This backyard in Dix Hills NY started with the renovation of the gunite swimming pool. We installed 6 inches of porcelain tiles in the water line and red-marbled dusted the pool with gray marble dust. We replumbed the entire pool and installed all new equipment. The pool is about 50 years old and we made it look brand new again. We installed and redesigned an all-new marble patio with G043 marble pavers.

Gappsi built two columns on the side of the pool and veneered it with the silver travertine random size veneer split faced and tumbled and capt the top with 2 inches 24×24 G043 copings. As well as the pool coping is two inches of G043 marble coping. We installed two sheer descent waterfalls built into the columns. In addition, we installed the largest SR Smith slide between the two columns. We also installed the diving board and an all-new pavilion.  With an outdoor kitchen and a wall in the back. The refrigerator sink and a free-standing grill on the side. The inside of the pavilion is an open beam stained in mahogany color with a fan. All isak trims and gutters were installed to finish the pavilion. We also re-landscaped the new part of the backyard renovation. We installed a natural stone wall to create a flat area behind the swimming pool. Clients are very happy. Another backyard redesign and marble pavers installation by Gappsi in Dix Hills NY.


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Bocce Ball Sports Game Courts Big Impact

Bocce-Ball-Sports-Game-Courts-Big-Impact1Create a big impact on your property with Bocce Ball Sports Game Courts.

Backyards are a place where families and friends experience life together. They’ve become the go-to area for socializing, games, and activities. With the help of Gappsi Group, you can improve your backyard into a place everyone wants to gather.  Bocce’s rise in popularity over the years is based on its social nature and ease of play.

Do you have some space in your backyard where you want to create some type of entertainment feature? You’re not a golfer, you don’t want to play tennis, you don’t want to play basketball. Sports game courts are fun things to build and have on your property.  Let’s talk about bocce ball sports courts for a second. Bocce ball has been around for many years and it is a great game especially when you have a party with your family.  The game is fun, interactive, and entertaining.

Bocce Ball Sports Game Courts Big Impact

Bocce courts have already made a big impact on replacing, or have made great additions to, tennis courts, sports courts, putting greens, shuffleboard courts, and croquet as the choice of the “backyard sport.” It is a sport that all ages can play and enjoy.

Bocce can be played on almost any flat surface, which makes this sport so enjoyable.  The best surface to play on is one that has minimal bounce in addition to no grade so the balls don’t end up assembling in one spot during play. Other important considerations are maintenance and drainage. Bocce Ball Sports Courts often constructed using compacted rock, sod, or sand;  when a court constructed like this it often drains poorly and becomes bumpy or uneven. A Gappsi bocce court using synthetic turf is arguably the ideal choice with the look and feel of real grass. Synthetic turf bocce courts are maintenance-free, allow for fast, bounce-free ball handling, and are cooler and cleaner underfoot.

It’s a pretty picture: friends and family gathered around your new rectangular court on a lovely summer’s evening, as warm conversation, clinking glasses, and knocking bocce balls score the scene in early twilight. If you’re beguiled by bocce’s seductive charms and want to bring the game home, here are eight elements of design and construction to know before planning your own backyard bocce court.


Before you begin building your Bocce Ball Sports Court, determine your expectations for your bocce court. Are you looking to simply enjoy a few rolls?  If so, you only need a flat surface, a little space, and good company. But if a regulation sporting experience is what you’re after, there’s a lot more design planning that goes into it.

The space requirement is the first detail to consider in your design.  I’ve seen bocce courts sized modestly, at around 45 feet long by 8 feet wide in some cases, but that’s a cramped court and play can feel restricted. One of the game’s true joys is conceiving plays into lengthy arrangements, then watching rolls progress into their depths.

A regulation bocce court is 91 feet by 13 feet, and the closer to that size you construct yours, the more authentic your experience will be. If possible, I recommend a minimum sizing of 70 feet by 10 feet.

Bocce-Ball-Sports-Game-Courts-Big-ImpactBenefits Of A Turf Bocce Ball Court

Bocce can be played on various court surfaces, such as clay, stone dust, dirt, grass, or artificial surface. However, while these are all good options, we recommend using an artificial turf surface. Below are some benefits:

  • Artificial turf is aesthetically pleasing, similar to grass.
  • A natural surface, such as clay or dirt, requires additional materials and rakes to keep a smooth surface, whereas, artificial turf is very low maintenance with little to no upkeep.
  • The turf is flat which will allow the balls to roll. Overall, enhancing the strategy of the game.

Turf Bocce Ball Sports Game Courts Installation

If the idea of a 90 ft. court in your backyard scares you, don’t worry! Bocce ball is great because the court size can be determined by personal preference! Whatever size you choose, Gappsi will ensure the following:

  • All vegetation and debris are removed and cleared from the desired court area.
  • A base layer of rocks is leveled. It is important to ensure there are no dips or bumps for even court. Alternatively, we can install a base layer of concrete.
  • Install turf on top of the rock layer. Gappsi’s synthetic turf is a great option for your sports game court. if using a concrete base, our turf is an ideal addition because of its draining properties. As a result, water won’t get stagnant and impact gameplay.
  • Add a wood or contrasting turf border to your court to help define the area and stop any rollaway balls.
  • Bocce ball is a great yard game to play with friends and family of all ages. If you’re looking for a low-fuss activity in your backyard, this might be the option for you! If you have any questions about how to install a bocce court, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bocce Ball Court Built In East Moriches Suffolk County NY

Bocce court built in East Moriches Suffolk County NY. We built the court over a recycled concrete base and bocce grass over blue stone dust. The sides of the court were built with pressure-treated lumber and painted in gray to match the rest of the backyard, the house, and the fence. We installed lighting on the side walls that will light up the court at night. A very beautiful backyard setting. The bocce court is positioned on one side of the backyard. Leaving the rest of the backyard area for the pool, pavilions, and other amenities. That is a bocce court built by Gappsi. 


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Natural Stones Add More Curb Appeal & Elegance


Did you know Natural Stones Add More Curb Appeal & Elegance?  When it comes to curb appeal, the value of the stone is both aesthetic and practical. Well-manicured landscapes, pleasing cladding, and paint colors, as well as clean drives and walkways, exude tidiness.  The uniformity created is appealing to homeowners, passersby, and potential buyers.

With natural stone, it’s possible to give your home a makeover that will look beautiful and last for years to come. From pathways to windowsills, walkways, and more, architectural natural stone offers a low-maintenance way of maximizing curb appeal and increasing home value.

Limestone Veneers

Limestone veneer is a natural stone, cut thinner to function as a lightweight decorative covering over other building materials. The material — and its effect — is timeless. If your design goals include cost-effectiveness and elegance, it might be the texture you’ve been searching for. Plus, there are plenty of ways to use it. From skirting and cladding to trim and accents,

Limestone pavers and flagstone walkways add dimension, texture, and form to landscaping. Severe weather and heavy traffic leave a marginal impact on natural stone, which is long-lasting and less prone to fissures and cracks. Not only is natural stone aesthetically pleasing, but it also averages about 3% less water absorption than concrete, lowering the risk of algae and staining.

Natural Stone Driveways

While the oldest driveway stone is the classic cobblestone that’s synonymous with old-world charm, today’s homeowners aren’t relegated to a single choice when it comes to driveway appeal. Granite, bluestone, flagstone, sandstone, slate, travertine, and limestone pavers are available in a variety of colors and textures that complement the traditional and contemporary architecture.

Add Stone Veneers To The Facade

More durable than aluminum and vinyl, a natural stone accent on a house exterior can add warmth and liven up an entranceway or outdoor wall with texture and character. The good news is that stone veneer can be easily applied over concrete blocks, brick, or stucco, so revamping an outdated exterior is simply free from hassle.

The main type of stone siding includes veneer, solid stone, manufactured stone, and faux stone. Many homeowners create striking and beautiful contrasts by combining brick or painted walls and stone. It’s even possible to upgrade a chimney with natural stone caps, adding appeal to your home’s roofline.

Decorative Mailbox Post

Even the smallest items in a yard can positively influence a home’s curb appeal. Grace your front yard with a mailbox post made of stone. The structure makes a beautiful, decorative addition to the landscape. Homeowners who are timid about incorporating stone veneers into their exterior design can start with small items like a mailbox that, though relatively small, can have a huge impact on the yard’s appeal.

Granite Lamppost

Granite lamp posts are great for providing ambiance and illuminating the front yard at night. During the day they stand tall and beautify the home’s exterior. Granite is an eye-catching and durable alternative to wood or iron.  It is better able to endure severe weather; you will enjoy your granite lamp post for many years.

Natural-Stones-Add-More-Curb-Appeal-&-Elegance1Manufactured Masonry Stone vs Natural Stone

Masonry stone can be made from natural veneers or manufactured veneers. In the case of natural stone veneer, rock is quarried from the earth.  It is then sliced into thin layers, then finished accordingly to whatever look is desired. Manufactured stone veneer, as the name suggests, is man-made. Often, manufactured stone veneer is made using concrete and aggregate materials. They are designed to look like natural stones, taking on similar colors and textures.

  • How Is The Appearance Of The Stones?

Although manufactured stone veneer is made to look like natural stone, and there are varying colors and profiles to choose from, upon closer inspection, manufactured stone veneer cannot truly mimic natural stone veneer. Natural stones will have pronounced variations that make them unique. While manufactured stone veneer will still give a beautiful finished product, the rich natural color depth, texture, as well as feel of the natural stone give it an unmatched appeal.

  • Strength and Durability

Both natural stone veneer and manufactured stone veneer will last long-term. However, the natural stone veneer will ultimately stand the test of time better than any man-made product. Manufactured stone veneer can be more porous than natural stone veneer, giving it a more limited lifespan than a natural stone veneer.

  • Versatility

Natural and manufactured stone veneer products are both versatile.  Also, there can be limitations on where they may be installed. For example, if you want to do stonework around a pool, consider natural stone products first.  This is because the chlorine may discolor manufactured stone veneer products or affect their structural integrity over time. Natural stone also tends to be better suited for building exteriors as they are hardier against the elements. That said, natural stone is often heavier and denser than its manufactured stone veneer counterparts. Manufactured stone veneer tends to be lighter than natural stone and can be used on many types of surfaces that do not need to be structural.

  • Natural Stone Cost vs Manufactured Stone

As the technology for making stone veneers have improved, the cost of the product has risen while natural stone costs have fallen somewhat in recent years. There is no longer a large gap between the costs of natural stone veneer and man-made products, though manufactured stone veneer tends to have the cost advantage more often than not. In terms of up keep, however, natural stone tends to cost less, being a hardier product that can easily endure a power washer better than man-made stone.

Front Entrance With Natural Limestone Dix Hills NY

This front yard was rebuilt for a home in Dix Hills NY. We created an all-new front door entrance with new stairs and new columns for the lights.  The retaining walls helped maintain the landscape and the grade changes in the properties. Gappsi also veneered the bottom part of the house with the same Eldorado Cultured Stone veneers to match the front door entrance. G44 limestone French pattern and two-inch copings were used for the steps, treads, and platform paving. This leads to the front door and also to the backyard. In addition, the front walls were also veneered with Eldorado Cultured Stones. We landscaped the entire front, another stone creation by Gappsi. 


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Clean And Seal Pavers

Cleaning-and-Sealing-Paving-Stones2When it comes to the outdoor areas on your property it is important to clean and seal pavers.  You may have paver stones installed on features such as driveways, walkways, pathways, etc. These paving stones are incredibly hardy and resilient and can last for many years with basic maintenance. However, the areas are constantly exposed to climatic changes as well as the sun’s rays.

Over time, they can develop scratches, stains, moss, and mildew. Sometimes, outdoor conditions can also result in fading of the paver surfaces. Not only does this mar the appearance of your landscaping, but moss and mildew-covered pavers can be unsafe to walk on as well. Make sure that these surfaces stay in good condition for a more extended period, by getting the pavers cleaned and sealed at least once every two years.

Clean and Seal Pavers

Gappsi will clean and seal pavers, flagstone, travertine, and other surfaces.  For those who want to keep their patios, pool decks, driveways, walkway areas, or other hardscape areas pristine and welcoming cleaning your walk area is essential.  We can restore your pavers, help with sinking pavers, and set in new polymeric jointing sand for any project size.

A great sealing job starts with the right preparation of the surface, starting with cleaning the patio.  Deep cleaning for pavers, concrete, and stone with hot water pressure washing up to 200-degree water, and cleaning products.

Proper Cleaning and Sealing Is More Than Pressure Washing

Sealing is ideal for both new surfaces and older ones to ensure they stay looking good for years to come. One sealer does not fit all projects, let our experience help you choose the correct sealer for your project. Pool decks, patios, walkways, entrances, driveways, and more, we’ll keep it looking great for years and years to come.

Any product whether it is concrete or natural stones used outdoors for patios walkways, driveways steps, retaining walls, and wall veneers, need to be treated with sealant products to protect them from the environment.  This also helps to protect the stones from stains.

Cleaning-and-Sealing-Paving-Stones3Concrete products are corrosive to citric acid in rain.  The salt and ice melters that are used during the winter along with everyday wear from walking and driving on them cause them to break down unless protected.

Stains on stones can be caused by pollen from trees and plants, water accumulation, and pour drainage.  It can occur when you are transplanting flowers or pottering on patios soil can accumulate in the grooves on the surface of pavers.  Often it is from colored mulch that is used in planting beds or even everyday use of cooking on a patio with dripping oils from the grill.

Natural Stone Cleaning And Sealing

Natural stones on the other hand are not as corrosive as manufactured concrete products, but applying a coat of sealer is just as necessary as it is for the concrete pavers.

The differences between concrete pavers and natural stone pavers are several concrete pavers need to be resealed more often than natural stones.  This is because they are more water absorbent and the sealers applied on the surfaces are more prone to delaminate.  As the humidity rises in the concrete pavers eventually it will push the coating that is on the surface and cause it to delaminate. 

On natural stones, any sealer will last longer due to the density of the natural stone structure.  Water does not rise through the stone structure when natural stones are sealed the body structure of the stone may be porous allowing the sealer to penetrate deeper.  Thus making it more effective and long-lasting to the point that some natural stones don’t need to be re-sealed ever again.

Sealer Types For Outdoor Patio Stones

There are many types of sealers for outdoor patio stones. It can be very hard to figure out which one is the correct one. This is where the professionals at Gappsi would help you choose the right sealing product that will get the results you want.  This prevents unnecessary spending while protecting your patios and wall investment. 

It is important to know the look and degree of color enhancement expected.   You do not want to be surprised when a sealer is applied on a stone patio or driveway.   If you are unhappy with the result, it could be more expensive to remove the sealer than what it costs to apply it. At the Gappsi showroom, we display the different sealers we use.  Each product requires a different type of sealer that has different properties made to adhere and embed on the surface of the paver. 

In order to last as well as be effective, concrete pavers sealers are totally different than natural stone sealers.  In most situations, Urethane is a water-based sealer used for concrete pavers.  These sealers enhance the color and also are water based so they can be applied on damp pavers.  They are considered surface sealers which means they do not penetrate the concrete surface. Eventually, they will need to be reapplied at least every 3 to 5 years.

Paving Stone Cleaning & Sealer Company Woodbury Long Island NYNatural Stone Sealers

Sealers best recommended for natural stones are penetrating sealers.  These sealers will be embedded in the stone surface and are more durable.  Penetrating sealers last 5 to 10 years and can also be used for concrete pavers.  The only downside to penetrating sealers is that the pavers have to be dry to get the best results.

Various finishes are available including:

  • Clear coat
  • Natural
  • Color enhancement
  • Matte
  • Wet look

Most services are able to be done within 24-48 hours. Gappsi specializes in cleaning and restoring all hardscapes including retaining walls and exterior brick on homes and buildings.  We can seal them to restore the color and beauty that may have faded over the years.


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Extending Our Living Space Outdoors

Extending-Our-Living-Space-Outdoors1As warm weather arrives our thoughts turn to summer days and extending our living space outdoors. We can say goodbye to cabin fever and spend some time in the fresh air. With the right furniture, landscaping, and a few other elements, we can take advantage of yard space.  This will help extend our homes to take advantage of nature.

You don’t have to settle for a simple patio or deck. Today, you can build an outdoor living room or kitchen. You have dozens of choices for flooring, lighting, shade, appliances, and furniture. Decorations range from gardens to ponds and fountains that can provide atmosphere. In addition, a well-designed outdoor living area can boost the resale value of your home, too!

Outdoor Living Space Creativity

Design options are practically endless when creating your outdoor living space concept. The aim is to add an informal setting purely designed for entertainment and relaxation, in contrast to your home office or gym, where productivity and work are the priorities.

Decide on the theme for your outdoor space. Here are some design ideas to inspire you:

  • Add a built-in bench with a water fountain or fire pit area as a focal point.
  • Attach string lights around the windows and hang them from the ceiling for a fairytale aesthetic.
  • For large outdoor living spaces, you can include an outdoor kitchen and create an outdoor dining area for dining al fresco.
  • Add a coffee table, plush pillows, an outdoor rug, and lounge chairs for an outdoor living room.
  • Add a hot tub, water feature, and fire pits with outdoor string lights for a resort-at-home vibe.

Extending-Our-Living-Space-OutdoorsExtending Our Living Space Outdoors With A Kitchen Setup

The outdoor kitchen is one of the most popular ways to use an outdoor living space for entertainment and relaxation. Outdoor kitchens are functional and fun, depending on how much the people in your household love to cook. Having a kitchen on the backyard patio is an absolute dream for foodies. When the weather is good, you can cook all your meals and enjoy them in the great outdoors.

Bringing Out the Heat

We’re way beyond simple charcoal barbecue grills now. Today, you can buy and install everything from a simple, portable fire pit to a permanent fireplace complete with a hearth. If outdoor cooking is your passion, consider a barbecue pit, outdoor pizza oven, or even a fully-fledged outdoor gas stove. An outdoor kitchen can become a comfortable place for friends and family to gather.

In addition to the cooking spaces, you can look into outdoor counters. Granite is a popular choice. This will give you the space you need to prepare food without having to make constant runs back inside during meals.  Check out our outdoor appliances in the Gappsi Store to imagine all your possibilities and start designing your outdoor living space.

Outdoor Living Space In Westbury Long Island

Gappsi’s latest backyard design on Long Island in Westbury NY includes a gunite pool, patio, outdoor kitchen, and landscape design to bring together an outdoor living space to enjoy for years to come.

The Gunite pool was  20 x 50 and finished with super blue diamond bright pool coating and porcelain tiles in the water line. When it comes to pool finishes Diamond Brite has been the industry standard for many years. It’s available in colors including Aqua Quartz, Cool Blue, and Super Blue. Diamond Brite typically lasts 8-12 years before it starts to become faded and spotty.  Diamond Brite™ pool finishes are blends of selected quartz aggregates and fortified white Portland cement ideal for new or re-finished swimming pools. Available in a variety of colors and textures. Diamond Brite™ finishes are factory blended to provide the pool owner with an extremely durable and attractive alternative to traditional pool coatings.

The Gappsi team built a step bench in the deep end with tile markers to define the edges of the steps, and in the shallow area, we built the spa, sundeck, and bench.

Extending-Our-Living-Space-Outdoors2Reduce Heat Loss With An Autocover For Your Pool

The pool is equipped with an auto cover to make opening and closing the pool effortless.  Unlike solar covers, auto covers completely seal your pool with the touch of a button. Sealing your pool when it’s not in use prevents evaporation, the leading contributor to heat loss. Reducing heat loss can lead to warmer water temperatures; extending the swimming season up to three months in some locations.

Patio Stones And Pool Coping Options

The stones chosen for the patio and pool coping are from the Gappsi Stone collection G043 marble pavers.  The Island was built with Eldorado prefab boxes and veneered with silver travertine in random sizes with a 4-inch veneer. The client chose all Twin Eagle appliances for their outdoor kitchen. The Twin Eagle appliances include a burner, gas grill, storage cabinets, a Summit refrigerator, and a sink, with a granite countertop.

The Gappsi team also updated and refreshed the landscaping to include some exotic plants to add to the outside elements.  Using tropical and exotic plants will give your home a vibrant, lively, lush look, that will, in turn, make you feel invigorated and alive like you are on vacation at a beautiful tropical destination.

Check out our other blogs for additional design ideas and to view our amazing gallery of completed projects by the Gappsi Design Team in Long Island NY. 


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Brick Oven Wood-Fired Pizza Ovens

Brick-Oven-Wood-Fired-Pizza-OvensWe are passionate about brick oven wood-fired pizza cooking. Gappsi specializes in wood-fired appliances. We build handcrafted firebrick pizza ovens, grills, smokers, and fireplaces. For each customer, we build a fire-breathing work of art.

Wood-fired pizza ovens have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. The main reason for this fame is for sure the excellent taste and flavor of Neapolitan-style pizzas, cooked in a wood-burning pizza oven.

But, besides beautiful pizzas, in a wood-fired pizza oven, you can bake and cook plenty of other foods.  And, there’s not only tasty food and the unique outdoor cooking experience that matters. A wood-fired pizza oven is an excellent place for socializing and hanging out with your friends and family.

Almost all brick ovens are single-chambered or ovens with direct combustion. It means they have one chamber, both for firing and cooking.

Assembled Wood-Fired Pizza Oven – Best of the Best

Without a doubt, purchasing an assembled pizza oven is the shortest way to get the best pizza oven. A completed oven is settled on the pre-prepared desktop or counter, ready to use.  Assembled ovens are mostly made of prefabricated refractory elements. Of course, they’re entirely insulated and with a finished exterior, practically ready for use.  Some producers of assembled brick pizza ovens also use bricks for their ovens, especially for commercial ovens.  The best-assembled pizza ovens are cured in a factory, while others need curing before regular use.

How to Cook In A Wood-Fired Pizza Oven?

Your wood-burning oven will need a bit of time to preheat before you can start cooking, though this duration is considerably shorter than what you might expect in a regular, in-home kitchen oven. When firing your oven up, use small pieces of kindling to get a blaze going before switching to medium-sized cut logs.

Brick-Oven-Wood-Fired-Pizza-Ovens2For best results, use dry hardwood in your outdoor pizza oven to get the optimum temperature without lots of smoke.

Depending on how big and well-insulated your oven is, preheating can take anywhere between 20 to 60 minutes. A brick oven will take longer to heat than a stainless steel oven.

You won’t need a pizza stone or a baking stone when cooking in an outdoor pizza oven. You will cook directly on the oven floor so you want to have the right temperature on the cooking surface. To get high temperatures on the oven floor, spread out a bed of hot embers where the pizzas will cook before pushing the fire to the back of the oven in preparation for cooking.

Get It Crispy!

For pizza with a crispy crust and perfectly cooked toppings, high heat is required. This is where wood-fired ovens shine since they can withstand temperatures far greater than those of regular conventional ovens. A Margherita pizza needs a temperature of approximately 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

While the thermometer on most home pizza ovens is sufficient for getting a rough idea about how hot things are inside, some extra peace of mind can be found by using an infrared temperature gun. An infrared thermometer will provide more reliable results of how hot the inside of a pizza oven is and how hot the floor of the oven is.

How long it takes to cook your pizza will depend upon your oven’s internal temperature, and can vary from as long as 4 minutes to as quickly as just 90 seconds!

Pizza Dessert Made at the Gappsi OvenThe Key Is The Peel

Remember the flour that went on your pizza dough? This is where it becomes important. We don’t advise throwing a raw pizza into your oven with your bare hands, so a trusty pizza peel will be a valuable investment in your outdoor baking supplies.

A Pizza Peel is a flat, wide tool that helps you move pizza pies around. Some pizza peels are better designed to transfer a pizza from the countertop to your pizza oven floor while others are better for turning the pizza while it’s cooking in the oven.

Before You Buy: 4 Things to Consider When Purchasing the Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

  • Your residential habits – If you move homes often, you’ll want to take your oven with you. In this case, an assembled brick oven or portable oven would be the best choice. On the contrary, you may hardly see yourself in a new house then a masonry or modular brick oven makes sense.  It could happen that you must move anyway. A brick oven settled in an outdoor kitchen is an extension of the living space that will add significant value to your home.
  • Location of your oven and access – Are you installing an assembled oven?  It is recommended to test the oven’s placement possibilities before the actual installation. To get started, determine the dimension of the oven as well as the weight which are the most important figures to consider.


  • How much time will be spent cooking outside with your wood-fired oven?  If you can afford a few hours to yourself to heat your masonry oven, then it makes sense to maximize its potential.  When you start with pizzas, you can go ahead with baking bread. Then you may add your food for dinner. Once that is complete, you can also take advantage of the oven’s retained heat for overnight slow cooking.  Cooking in a wood-fired Gappsi Oven can be a whole day activity. At the same time, you can use it as a “social corner.” It’s an excellent opportunity to hang out with your family and friends.
  • Dimensions of cooking surface – You will often cook only one pizza at a time because it’s much simpler and more manageable. It is important to have some extra space on the cooking floor. First, you need space for handling and rotating pizzas.  You will not want the pizza right beside the fire. In this case, you’ll have to turn the pizza all the time. Otherwise, you’ll burn it.

Brick-Oven-Wood-Fired-Pizza-Ovens1Check Out Our Latest Large Brick Gappsi Pizza Oven In Smithtown NY

This is a Gappsi Pizza oven we installed in Saint James NY. We built an island base including storage cabinets on one side, a refrigerator on the other side, and a wood storage right below the oven. The structure was built with Eldorado pre-made boxes and veneered with court stones. This gives the patio and the oven area a very rusty look. The oven was manufactured in Sorrento Italy.  In addition, it was veneered with Natural split-face rock, giving the oven a very rustic look. The oven size is 50 inches inside and is the best-made oven, with the highest material and craftsmanship. To learn more about Gappsi Ovens visit our showroom in Smithtown NY.


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