Two Patios are Higher Than One

Jerry and Shay’s yard is large enough for them to take pleasure in, however one thing is lacking. Their small patio gives little house for entertaining friends, and their previous firepit is secluded from any seating.

However that’s OK. As a result of when your patio is tiny, simply create one other one! That’s simply what we’re doing on this episode of At present’s House owner.

The Tasks

View of concrete patio
This patio is small however in fine condition. Contemporary paint and concrete stain brighten its look to raised match the brand new patio.

Spruce Up Current Patio

First, we wish to contact up the present patio so it visually works effectively when the brand new patio is accomplished.

We strain wash the concrete pad after which stain it to raised match the brand new paver patio. To use the stain, we use a pump sprayer with a round movement, after which roll the stain to get it deep into the floor.

Laying out a patio using string
Earlier than we are able to create a paver patio, we’ve to outline the house.

Laying Out the New Patio

Step one to constructing a brand new paver patio is creating the format. We decided the place we needed the fireplace pit and used a string and spray paint to discover a radius for the paver patio surrounding it.

As soon as the format was full, we eliminated the grass with a rented sod cutter. As a result of the yard had a slight slope to it, we would have liked a brief retaining wall on the decrease aspect of the house to create a sleek transition from the present patio to our new one.

First, we needed to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Subsequent, we poured paver base into the ditch and tamped it down. Compacting paver base deep into the filth ensures the patio may have a powerful basis.

Retaining wall for patio
A retaining wall is a should for putting in patios in sloped backyards.

Constructing a retaining wall isn’t essentially the most glamourous a part of the mission, nevertheless it’s mandatory. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To chop our pavers to the dimensions we would have liked, we rented a concrete saw from The House Depot. In case you solely plan to make use of an costly device as soon as, it simply is smart to hire as a substitute of purchase.

Paver patio with large pavers
Massive 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio really feel extra spacious and look luxurious.

Construct a New Patio

After lining the patio with pavers, we prep the world for laying down slab pavers.

First, we compact the filth and unfold paver base. We then lay metals pipes earlier than laying sand down to make sure the sand is a constant depth all through to assist the heavy 2-by-2-foot pavers.

We added two steps from the present patio to guide right down to the brand new one. Each steps should be the identical measurement, so we’ve to chop down among the concrete on the present patio.

Paver fire pit
Jerry and Shay’s new firepit is now the focus of their patio.

As soon as the pavers are full, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re prepared for the brand new fireplace pit. We used a Pavestone Rumblestone Fire Pit Kit, and assembled the hearth pit in lower than 20 minutes!

shed in backyard and patio
The shed within the yard felt too misplaced, so we painted it to tie into the home as a substitute of standing alone.

Gown up the Yard

The white shed was distracting from the yard view, so we painted it black utilizing Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We used an Earlex Super Finish Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to hurry up the method.

To tie the shed to the patio, we used the identical coloration to color the again doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Simply portray this shed and including some mild landscaping ties the yard’s total look collectively.

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Danny and Chelsea with homeowners
“At present’s House owner” hosts Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf, pictured with owners Shay and Jerry.

Submit-Manufacturing Ideas

Jerry and Shay have a wonderful yard with nice shade timber and garden. However the previous fireplace pit had seen higher days and the present patio supplied few alternatives to benefit from the out of doors house. It was too small for entertaining and the monotone coloration palette lacked any actual curiosity.

Now, the entire yard has come alive with the addition of a giant new patio that enhances the form of the timber whereas it enjoys its shade.

Massive-format pavers make the patio appear larger than it really is and the brand new fireplace pit is the perfect spot for entertaining.

There are two giant steps that create a sleek transition to the previous patio, which has been revived with a brand new shade of stain and a daring coloration on the doorways.

That very same coloration on the storage shed plus some easy landscaping have remodeled this yard right into a spot you simply can’t wait to take pleasure in.

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