Two Patios are Better Than One

Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s yard is major more than enough for them to get pleasure from, but something is lacking. Their little patio features small space for entertaining attendees, and their previous firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Alright. Because when your patio is small, just build one more 1! That’s just what we’re executing on this episode of Today’s Homeowner.

The Tasks

View of concrete patio
This patio is tiny but in fantastic form. Refreshing paint and concrete stain brighten its visual appeal to greater match the new patio.

Spruce Up Present Patio

Initially, we want to touch up the existing patio so it visually works perfectly when the new patio is concluded.

We pressure wash 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 circular motion, and then roll the stain to get it deep into the surface area.

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

Laying Out the New Patio

The 1st phase to making a new paver patio is creating the format. We established in which we needed the fireplace pit and utilized a string and spray paint to find a radius for the paver patio surrounding it. 

At the time the structure was finish, we taken out the grass with a rented sod cutter. Because the yard experienced a slight slope to it, we essential a limited retaining wall on the reduced aspect of the area to develop a swish transition from the current patio to our new one.

Very first, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Up coming, we poured paver base into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver base deep into the dust makes sure the patio will have a powerful basis.

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

Constructing a retaining wall is not the most glamourous section of the challenge, but it is essential. We utilized Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To lower our pavers to the size we necessary, we rented a concrete observed from The House Depot. If you only program to use an highly-priced instrument when, it just tends to make perception to rent in its place of buy.

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

Make a New Patio

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

1st, we compact the grime and unfold paver base. We then lay metals pipes in advance of laying sand down to guarantee the sand is a steady depth throughout to assist the major 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We extra two steps from the current patio to lead down to the new just one. The two steps must be the exact same dimensions, so we have to slice 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.

When the pavers are total, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re ready for the new fire pit. We utilized a Pavestone Rumblestone Hearth Pit Package, and assembled the hearth pit in fewer than 20 minutes!

shed in backyard and patio
The shed in the backyard felt too out of position, so we painted it to tie into the residence instead of standing alone.

Gown up the Yard

The white lose was distracting from the backyard see, so we painted it black employing Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We utilized an Earlex Tremendous Finish Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to velocity up the process.

To tie the lose to the patio, we employed the same coloration to paint the back doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just portray this drop and adding some light landscaping ties the backyard’s general look jointly.

We also:

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

Write-up-Output Ideas

Jerry and Shay have a gorgeous backyard with terrific shade trees and garden. But the outdated hearth pit had noticed better times and the current patio presented handful of chances to love the out of doors place. It was as well tiny for entertaining and the monotone shade palette lacked any genuine curiosity.

Now, the entire yard has appear alive with the addition of a big new patio that complements the condition of the trees while it enjoys its shade.

Substantial-format pavers make the patio seem much larger than it in fact is and the new fire pit is the suitable place for entertaining.

There are two large actions that create a graceful changeover to the previous patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring color on the doors.

That very same color on the storage drop plus some easy landscaping have reworked this lawn into a place you just can’t wait around to take pleasure in.

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