31/01/2023

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Two Patios are Better Than One

Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s yard is huge more than enough for them to take pleasure in, but a thing is missing. Their little patio features small house for entertaining attendees, and their aged firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that is Okay. Mainly because when your patio is very small, just build yet another one particular! That’s just what we’re executing on this episode of Today’s Home owner.


The Tasks

View of concrete patio
This patio is modest but in superior condition. New paint and concrete stain brighten its visual appeal to much better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Present Patio

To start with, we want to contact up the current patio so it visually will work very well when the new patio is concluded.

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


Laying out a patio using string
Prior to we can create a paver patio, we have to outline the house.

Laying Out the New Patio

The initially action to making a new paver patio is building the structure. We determined in which we wished the fire pit and utilised a string and spray paint to uncover a radius for the paver patio bordering it. 

Once the format was entire, we eliminated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Mainly because the backyard had a slight slope to it, we needed a quick retaining wall on the decreased facet of the space to build a swish transition from the present patio to our new a person.

Initial, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Upcoming, we poured paver foundation into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver base deep into the dust guarantees the patio will have a potent foundation.

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

Building a retaining wall is not the most glamourous section of the task, but it is vital. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To slash our pavers to the measurement we essential, we rented a concrete observed from The Home Depot. If you only strategy to use an expensive device once, it just will make perception to lease instead of get.


Paver patio with large pavers
Substantial 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio truly feel extra spacious and glimpse magnificent.

Build a New Patio

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

Very first, we compact the filth and distribute paver base. We then lay metals pipes before laying sand down to ensure the sand is a dependable depth all over to assistance the significant 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We extra two techniques from the existing patio to guide down to the new one. Both equally methods must be the exact same dimension, so we have to slash down some of the concrete on the existing patio.

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

At the time the pavers are complete, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re all set for the new fireplace pit. We made use of a Pavestone Rumblestone Hearth Pit Kit, and assembled the fire pit in much less than 20 minutes!


shed in backyard and patio
The drop in the backyard felt way too out of place, so we painted it to tie into the property instead of standing by yourself.

Costume up the Backyard

The white drop was distracting from the yard see, so we painted it black applying Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We employed an Earlex Tremendous Complete Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to speed up the process.

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

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this get rid of and introducing some gentle landscaping ties the backyard’s over-all seem jointly.

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

Post-Generation Views

Jerry and Shay have a attractive backyard with wonderful shade trees and lawn. But the outdated hearth pit had viewed better times and the existing patio available couple options to get pleasure from the outdoor house. It was way too modest for entertaining and the monotone coloration palette lacked any real fascination.

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

Large-structure pavers make the patio feel larger sized than it essentially is and the new hearth pit is the perfect spot for entertaining.

There are two large methods that create a sleek transition to the aged patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a bold colour on the doorways.

That very same color on the storage shed additionally some basic landscaping have transformed this garden into a spot you just can’t hold out to enjoy.


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