Tom and Lisa Valiante of Santa Cruz love Hawaii and wanted to transform their backyard with hardscape, lighting and softscape to give them that Island feel. By day the transformation was OMG and with lights the new tropical yard was much more dramatic! With hidden outdoor speakers, a firepit, water feature and a very comfortable concrete (yes comfortable!), this back yard has become a wonderful escape. The Valiante’ s will still go to Hawaii but probably not as often. Importing palm trees and other Tropical plants helped to make their Tropical Shangri-La. The bench seat sloped back for comfort and has 2-drains to eliminate pooling of weather related moisture.