Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s backyard is major plenty of for them to get pleasure from, but something is missing. Their modest patio delivers minor house for entertaining visitors, and their aged firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that is Ok. For the reason that when your patio is tiny, just generate a different a person! That’s just what we’re performing on this episode of Today’s Property owner.

The Tasks

View of concrete patio
This patio is smaller but in good condition. Contemporary paint and concrete stain brighten its appearance to much better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Present Patio

First, we want to touch up the present patio so it visually works nicely when the new patio is done.

We stress wash the concrete pad and then stain it to superior match the new paver patio. To use the stain, we use a pump sprayer with a round motion, and then roll the stain to get it deep into the area.

Laying out a patio using string
Ahead of we can produce a paver patio, we have to determine the place.

Laying Out the New Patio

The first action to making a new paver patio is creating the structure. We established exactly where we desired the fire pit and applied a string and spray paint to find a radius for the paver patio encompassing it. 

At the time the format was finish, we eradicated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Simply because the backyard experienced a slight slope to it, we desired a short retaining wall on the decrease aspect of the area to make a graceful changeover from the current patio to our new a single.

Initial, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Next, we poured paver base into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver base deep into the grime makes certain the patio will have a sturdy foundation.

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

Constructing a retaining wall is not the most glamourous section of the job, but it’s vital. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To slash our pavers to the dimension we needed, we rented a concrete noticed from The Dwelling Depot. If you only system to use an costly device at the time, it just would make perception to rent alternatively of purchase.

Paver patio with large pavers
Significant 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio sense additional spacious and appear deluxe.

Make a New Patio

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

To start with, we compact the dirt and distribute paver base. We then lay metals pipes just before laying sand down to guarantee the sand is a consistent depth during to aid the major 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We included two actions from the current patio to lead down to the new a single. Both ways should be the identical dimensions, so we have to minimize down some of the concrete on the present patio.

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

As soon as the pavers are entire, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re completely ready for the new hearth pit. We applied a Pavestone Rumblestone Hearth Pit Package, and assembled the fireplace pit in fewer than 20 minutes!

shed in backyard and patio
The lose in the backyard felt too out of location, so we painted it to tie into the home alternatively of standing by itself.

Dress up the Backyard

The white get rid of was distracting from the yard view, so we painted it black applying Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We made use of an Earlex Tremendous End Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to velocity up the approach.

To tie the lose to the patio, we used the same coloration to paint the back doors and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this shed and including some light landscaping ties the backyard’s all round glimpse alongside one another.

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

Article-Output Feelings

Jerry and Shay have a stunning backyard with terrific shade trees and garden. But the aged fireplace pit experienced noticed far better days and the existing patio available few chances to get pleasure from the outdoor space. It was far too tiny for entertaining and the monotone color palette lacked any serious curiosity.

Now, the total backyard has occur alive with the addition of a huge new patio that complements the condition of the trees though it enjoys its shade.

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

There are two large measures that make 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 same color on the storage get rid of moreover some uncomplicated landscaping have reworked this yard into a spot you just simply cannot wait around to delight in.

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