Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s backyard is significant adequate for them to enjoy, but something is lacking. Their little patio offers tiny space for entertaining company, and their aged firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Okay. Simply because when your patio is tiny, just create one more 1! That’s just what we’re carrying out on this episode of Today’s Homeowner.


The Tasks

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

Spruce Up Current Patio

To start with, we want to touch up the existing patio so it visually operates well when the new patio is done.

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


Laying out a patio using string
Right before we can generate a paver patio, we have to define the space.

Laying Out the New Patio

The 1st action to constructing a new paver patio is creating the layout. We identified in which we wanted the fireplace pit and utilized a string and spray paint to find a radius for the paver patio encompassing it. 

Once the structure was complete, we taken off the grass with a rented sod cutter. Mainly because the yard had a slight slope to it, we needed a short retaining wall on the reduce aspect of the space to produce a sleek transition from the current patio to our new 1.

Initial, we had to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Subsequent, we poured paver foundation into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver foundation deep into the dust ensures the patio will have a powerful basis.

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

Creating a retaining wall isn’t the most glamourous part of the project, but it is necessary. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To cut our pavers to the sizing we needed, we rented a concrete noticed from The Residence Depot. If you only plan to use an high priced software at the time, it just will make feeling to hire as a substitute of acquire.


Paver patio with large pavers
Significant 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio come to feel additional spacious and seem luxurious.

Establish a New Patio

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

Initial, we compact the grime and unfold paver base. We then lay metals pipes prior to laying sand down to guarantee the sand is a constant depth in the course of to assist the major 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We included two actions from the present patio to guide down to the new 1. Equally techniques ought to be the exact same dimension, so we have to cut down some of the concrete on the existing patio.

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

As soon as the pavers are total, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re prepared for the new fire pit. We utilised a Pavestone Rumblestone Fire Pit Package, and assembled the hearth pit in a lot less than 20 minutes!


shed in backyard and patio
The get rid of in the yard felt way too out of location, so we painted it to tie into the home alternatively of standing on your own.

Gown up the Backyard

The white shed was distracting from the yard look at, so we painted it black using Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We employed an Earlex Super Complete Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to speed up the system.

To tie the get rid of to the patio, we used the exact colour to paint the back doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just portray this drop and including some mild landscaping ties the backyard’s general glance with each other.

We also:


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

Submit-Production Ideas

Jerry and Shay have a wonderful yard with great shade trees and lawn. But the old hearth pit had found far better times and the present patio provided few possibilities to enjoy the outdoor space. It was way too little for entertaining and the monotone coloration palette lacked any genuine interest.

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

Big-structure pavers make the patio appear to be larger than it really is and the new fireplace pit is the excellent place for entertaining.

There are two massive methods that build a sleek transition to the previous patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring colour on the doors.

That similar coloration on the storage drop plus some straightforward landscaping have remodeled this lawn into a location you just can not hold out to enjoy.


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