Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s backyard is large plenty of for them to get pleasure from, but one thing is missing. Their little patio gives minimal house for entertaining company, and their aged firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that is Okay. Mainly because when your patio is tiny, just develop another a person! That’s just what we’re carrying out on this episode of Today’s Home-owner.

The Tasks

View of concrete patio
This patio is tiny but in very good condition. Fresh new paint and concrete stain brighten its physical appearance to greater match the new patio.

Spruce Up Current Patio

1st, we want to contact up the present patio so it visually operates perfectly when the new patio is finished.

We strain clean the concrete pad and then stain it to greater match the new paver patio. To implement the stain, we use a pump sprayer with a circular motion, and then roll the stain to get it deep into the surface area.

Laying out a patio using string
Right before we can generate a paver patio, we have to determine the space.

Laying Out the New Patio

The initial move to building a new paver patio is creating the format. We established where by we wanted the fireplace pit and used a string and spray paint to uncover a radius for the paver patio encompassing it. 

The moment the structure was complete, we taken off the grass with a rented sod cutter. For the reason that the yard had a slight slope to it, we desired a short retaining wall on the decreased side of the room to produce a graceful changeover from the current patio to our new just one.

To start with, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Following, we poured paver foundation into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver foundation deep into the dust ensures the patio will have a potent foundation.

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

Constructing a retaining wall is not the most glamourous aspect of the challenge, but it’s vital. We employed Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To slash our pavers to the dimensions we necessary, we rented a concrete saw from The House Depot. If you only approach to use an pricey software as soon as, it just makes sense to hire alternatively of obtain.

Paver patio with large pavers
Substantial 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio really feel a lot more spacious and search high-class.

Develop a New Patio

Just after lining the patio with pavers, we prep the location for laying down slab pavers.

Initial, we compact the filth and distribute paver base. We then lay metals pipes right before laying sand down to make certain the sand is a regular depth during to assist the heavy 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We included two methods from the current patio to lead down to the new one particular. Both equally actions need to be the exact same measurement, so we have to reduce down some of the concrete on the present patio.

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

As soon as the pavers are finish, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re completely ready for the new fire pit. We made use of a Pavestone Rumblestone Hearth Pit Package, and assembled the fireplace pit in significantly less than 20 minutes!

shed in backyard and patio
The shed in the backyard felt too out of location, so we painted it to tie into the dwelling in its place of standing alone.

Costume up the Backyard

The white get rid of was distracting from the backyard watch, so we painted it black applying Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We applied an Earlex Super Finish Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to velocity up the method.

To tie the drop to the patio, we applied the identical colour to paint the again doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this drop and adding some light-weight landscaping ties the backyard’s overall appear alongside one another.

We also:

Danny and Chelsea with homeowners
“Today’s Homeowner” hosts Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf, pictured with homeowners Shay and Jerry.

Publish-Output Thoughts

Jerry and Shay have a beautiful yard with good shade trees and garden. But the old fireplace pit experienced observed better days and the current patio available handful of options to enjoy the outside house. It was far too smaller for entertaining and the monotone shade palette lacked any serious curiosity.

Now, the entire yard has appear alive with the addition of a significant new patio that complements the form of the trees while it enjoys its shade.

Large-format pavers make the patio feel more substantial than it really is and the new fire pit is the best place for entertaining.

There are two substantial steps that develop a sleek transition to the old patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring coloration on the doors.

That identical shade on the storage shed furthermore some uncomplicated landscaping have reworked this yard into a location you just can’t wait around to love.

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