Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s yard is huge enough for them to love, but anything is lacking. Their modest patio delivers small house for entertaining company, and their outdated firepit is secluded from any seating.

But which is Okay. Due to the fact when your patio is very small, just develop yet another one particular! That’s just what we’re doing on this episode of Today’s Property owner.


The Projects

View of concrete patio
This patio is compact but in fantastic form. Fresh new paint and concrete stain brighten its look to much better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Current Patio

1st, we want to contact up the current patio so it visually is effective well when the new patio is concluded.

We stress wash the concrete pad and then stain it to better match the new paver patio. To apply 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 make a paver patio, we have to determine the place.

Laying Out the New Patio

The first phase to making a new paver patio is creating the format. We established where by we preferred the hearth pit and used a string and spray paint to find a radius for the paver patio surrounding it. 

When the layout was complete, we taken out the grass with a rented sod cutter. For the reason that the backyard had a slight slope to it, we essential a brief retaining wall on the decrease facet of the room to build a sleek changeover from the current patio to our new a person.

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

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

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

To cut our pavers to the sizing we required, we rented a concrete saw from The Dwelling Depot. If you only system to use an costly device when, it just would make feeling to rent in its place of purchase.


Paver patio with large pavers
Significant 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio really feel extra roomy and appear high-class.

Construct a New Patio

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

To start with, we compact the dirt and unfold paver base. We then lay metals pipes ahead of laying sand down to make sure the sand is a dependable depth all through to aid the heavy 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We added two techniques from the current patio to direct down to the new a person. Both equally actions ought to be the exact measurement, 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 position of their patio.

Once the pavers are total, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re completely ready for the new fire pit. We utilised a Pavestone Rumblestone Fire Pit Kit, and assembled the fire pit in a lot less than 20 minutes!


shed in backyard and patio
The shed in the backyard felt too out of put, so we painted it to tie into the dwelling as an alternative of standing by yourself.

Dress up the Backyard

The white drop was distracting from the backyard watch, so we painted it black working with Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We employed an Earlex Tremendous Complete Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to speed up the method.

To tie the shed to the patio, we utilised the exact coloration to paint the back doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just portray this shed and incorporating some mild landscaping ties the backyard’s all round search collectively.

We also:


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

Submit-Output Feelings

Jerry and Shay have a gorgeous yard with excellent shade trees and lawn. But the aged fireplace pit experienced found much better days and the existing patio provided number of opportunities to get pleasure from the outside house. It was much too smaller for entertaining and the monotone coloration palette lacked any authentic fascination.

Now, the total yard has come alive with the addition of a major new patio that enhances the shape of the trees when it enjoys its shade.

Significant-structure pavers make the patio look more substantial than it really is and the new hearth pit is the excellent spot for entertaining.

There are two big measures that generate a graceful changeover to the previous patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring shade on the doors.

That exact color on the storage shed additionally some basic landscaping have remodeled this property into a location you just can’t hold out to appreciate.


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