Two Patios are Better Than One

Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s backyard is significant more than enough for them to get pleasure from, but a thing is lacking. Their smaller patio provides little area for entertaining company, and their previous firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Okay. Due to the fact when your patio is tiny, just develop another a person! That’s just what we’re accomplishing on this episode of Today’s Property owner.

The Jobs

View of concrete patio
This patio is little but in good shape. Fresh paint and concrete stain brighten its visual appeal to far better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Current Patio

Very first, we want to contact up the existing patio so it visually will work very well when the new patio is finished.

We pressure wash the concrete pad and then stain it to better match the new paver patio. To utilize the stain, we use a pump sprayer with a circular movement, and then roll the stain to get it deep into the surface.

Laying out a patio using string
In advance of we can make a paver patio, we have to define the room.

Laying Out the New Patio

The first move to constructing a new paver patio is developing the structure. We decided where by we desired the hearth pit and applied a string and spray paint to uncover a radius for the paver patio bordering it. 

Once the format was complete, we removed the grass with a rented sod cutter. For the reason that the yard experienced a slight slope to it, we needed a small retaining wall on the lessen facet of the house to produce a graceful changeover from the current patio to our new just one.

First, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Following, we poured paver base into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver foundation deep into the dirt ensures the patio will have a solid basis.

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

Creating a retaining wall isn’t the most glamourous part of the project, but it is essential. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To slash our pavers to the dimension we desired, we rented a concrete saw from The Residence Depot. If you only approach to use an highly-priced resource when, it just tends to make feeling to hire as an alternative of get.

Paver patio with large pavers
Massive 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio come to feel far more roomy and glance magnificent.

Make a New Patio

Following lining the patio with pavers, we prep the spot for laying down slab pavers.

1st, we compact the dust and unfold paver base. We then lay metals pipes right before laying sand down to ensure the sand is a steady depth throughout to assistance the significant 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We extra two techniques from the present patio to lead down to the new one particular. Equally ways should be the exact sizing, so we have to cut down some of the concrete on the current patio.

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

When the pavers are comprehensive, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re ready for the new hearth pit. We used a Pavestone Rumblestone Fire Pit Package, and assembled the fireplace pit in fewer than 20 minutes!

shed in backyard and patio
The get rid of in the backyard felt way too out of area, so we painted it to tie into the home in its place of standing alone.

Dress up the Backyard

The white get rid of was distracting from the backyard see, so we painted it black using Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We utilised an Earlex Tremendous Finish Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to pace up the method.

To tie the lose to the patio, we utilized the same shade to paint the back doors and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just portray this drop and incorporating some light-weight landscaping ties the backyard’s all round appear alongside one another.

We also:

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

Publish-Output Ideas

Jerry and Shay have a attractive backyard with wonderful shade trees and garden. But the previous fire pit experienced observed greater times and the current patio offered several options to appreciate the outside area. It was much too modest for entertaining and the monotone color palette lacked any authentic fascination.

Now, the whole yard has appear alive with the addition of a massive new patio that complements the shape of the trees when it enjoys its shade.

Significant-structure pavers make the patio appear to be larger sized than it in fact is and the new fireplace pit is the excellent location for entertaining.

There are two massive measures that make a sleek transition to the aged patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a bold coloration on the doorways.

That similar color on the storage shed additionally some very simple landscaping have transformed this garden into a location you just simply cannot wait to love.

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