Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s backyard is huge plenty of for them to enjoy, but something is missing. Their tiny patio features minor house for entertaining friends, and their aged firepit is secluded from any seating.

But which is Ok. For the reason that when your patio is very small, just create yet another a person! That’s just what we’re accomplishing on this episode of Today’s Home owner.

The Tasks

View of concrete patio
This patio is modest but in very good form. Fresh paint and concrete stain brighten its visual appearance to better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Existing Patio

Very first, we want to touch up the current patio so it visually will work effectively when the new patio is completed.

We force clean the concrete pad and then stain it to greater match the new paver patio. To use the stain, we use a pump sprayer with a round movement, and then roll the stain to get it deep into the area.

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

Laying Out the New Patio

The to start with move to making a new paver patio is producing the layout. We decided the place we wanted the fire pit and employed a string and spray paint to come across a radius for the paver patio encompassing it. 

Once the structure was full, we eliminated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Because the yard had a slight slope to it, we desired a limited retaining wall on the reduced facet of the place to develop a sleek transition from the current patio to our new just one.

First, we had to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Following, we poured paver foundation into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver base deep into the filth assures the patio will have a strong foundation.

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

Setting up a retaining wall isn’t the most glamourous element of the venture, but it is vital. We applied Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To cut our pavers to the dimensions we desired, we rented a concrete observed from The Home Depot. If you only prepare to use an high priced resource once, it just tends to make perception to lease alternatively of invest in.

Paver patio with large pavers
Large 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio truly feel far more spacious and seem luxurious.

Develop a New Patio

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

1st, we compact the filth and spread paver foundation. We then lay metals pipes prior to laying sand down to guarantee the sand is a steady depth in the course of to help the large 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We included two steps from the existing patio to guide down to the new a person. Each steps should be the very 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 place of their patio.

The moment the pavers are full, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re prepared for the new fireplace pit. We utilised a Pavestone Rumblestone Fire Pit Package, and assembled the fire pit in a lot less than 20 minutes!

shed in backyard and patio
The lose in the yard felt as well out of place, so we painted it to tie into the household in its place of standing by itself.

Gown up the Backyard

The white get rid of was distracting from the backyard see, so we painted it black working with Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We used an Earlex Super End Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to speed up the method.

To tie the shed to the patio, we made use of the exact same coloration to paint the again doors and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this drop and including some gentle landscaping ties the backyard’s total glance together.

We also:

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

Post-Output Thoughts

Jerry and Shay have a gorgeous yard with terrific shade trees and garden. But the previous hearth pit experienced noticed far better days and the present patio presented couple chances to love the outdoor place. It was far too smaller for entertaining and the monotone color palette lacked any real interest.

Now, the full backyard has arrive alive with the addition of a big new patio that enhances the form of the trees though it enjoys its shade.

Big-structure pavers make the patio seem larger than it basically is and the new fireplace pit is the great location for entertaining.

There are two big ways that create a swish transition to the aged patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring color on the doorways.

That identical color on the storage drop additionally some simple landscaping have remodeled this lawn into a spot you just just can’t hold out to get pleasure from.

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