Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s backyard is huge enough for them to love, but something is lacking. Their small patio provides minor place for entertaining friends, and their outdated firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Alright. Simply because when your patio is very small, just produce a different a person! That’s just what we’re doing on this episode of Today’s House owner.


The Initiatives

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

Spruce Up Present Patio

Initial, we want to contact up the present patio so it visually works effectively when the new patio is done.

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


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

Laying Out the New Patio

The to start with step to setting up a new paver patio is generating the format. We determined wherever we required the fire pit and applied a string and spray paint to discover a radius for the paver patio surrounding it. 

At the time the layout was total, we eradicated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Mainly because the yard experienced a slight slope to it, we wanted a quick retaining wall on the reduced aspect of the house to develop a graceful changeover from the current patio to our new one.

Very first, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Following, we poured paver foundation into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver foundation deep into the dirt assures the patio will have a powerful foundation.

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

Setting up a retaining wall is not the most glamourous aspect of the challenge, but it’s needed. We utilized Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To lower our pavers to the dimensions we wanted, we rented a concrete noticed from The Residence Depot. If you only system to use an pricey device the moment, it just makes perception to rent in its place of invest in.


Paver patio with large pavers
Huge 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio truly feel much more roomy and glance high-class.

Construct a New Patio

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

Initially, we compact the filth and distribute paver base. We then lay metals pipes just before laying sand down to make sure the sand is a reliable depth during to guidance the hefty 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We additional two ways from the existing patio to guide down to the new a person. Both equally techniques need to be the very same dimension, 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 stage of their patio.

The moment the pavers are comprehensive, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re prepared for the new fire pit. We applied a Pavestone Rumblestone Fireplace Pit Kit, and assembled the fire pit in a lot less than 20 minutes!


shed in backyard and patio
The get rid of in the backyard felt much too out of area, so we painted it to tie into the house as a substitute of standing on your own.

Gown up the Yard

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

To tie the lose to the patio, we utilised the similar shade to paint the back again doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this lose and adding some mild landscaping ties the backyard’s total look together.

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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.

Write-up-Production Ideas

Jerry and Shay have a beautiful backyard with excellent shade trees and garden. But the aged fireplace pit experienced witnessed far better days and the present patio supplied several options to get pleasure from the outdoor area. It was as well small for entertaining and the monotone color palette lacked any genuine desire.

Now, the full yard has arrive alive with the addition of a large new patio that complements the shape of the trees although it enjoys its shade.

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

There are two huge techniques that create a graceful transition to the aged patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring colour on the doorways.

That very same colour on the storage lose plus some basic landscaping have remodeled this yard into a location you just just cannot wait to take pleasure in.


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