Jerry and Shay’s backyard is large enough for them to get pleasure from, but some thing is missing. Their tiny patio gives minimal house for entertaining attendees, and their previous firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Alright. Due to the fact when your patio is tiny, just produce a further one particular! That’s just what we’re performing on this episode of Today’s Home owner.


The Projects

View of concrete patio
This patio is tiny but in excellent condition. Refreshing paint and concrete stain brighten its visual appearance to greater match the new patio.

Spruce Up Existing Patio

Very first, we want to touch up the current patio so it visually is effective nicely when the new patio is concluded.

We stress clean the concrete pad and then stain it to improved match the new paver patio. To implement 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
In advance of we can generate a paver patio, we have to outline the area.

Laying Out the New Patio

The initially stage to making a new paver patio is generating the layout. We decided the place we required the hearth pit and utilised a string and spray paint to discover a radius for the paver patio encompassing it. 

The moment the format was full, we eradicated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Since the backyard experienced a slight slope to it, we wanted a small retaining wall on the decrease aspect of the area to generate a sleek changeover from the present patio to our new 1.

Initially, we had to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Future, we poured paver base into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver foundation deep into the dirt makes sure the patio will have a robust foundation.

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

Constructing a retaining wall isn’t the most glamourous portion of the undertaking, but it’s necessary. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To reduce our pavers to the dimensions we desired, we rented a concrete noticed from The Property Depot. If you only plan to use an highly-priced instrument once, it just tends to make perception to hire as an alternative of invest in.


Paver patio with large pavers
Massive 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio come to feel a lot more roomy and glimpse luxurious.

Make a New Patio

Right after lining the patio with pavers, we prep the area for laying down slab pavers.

First, we compact the dirt and distribute paver foundation. We then lay metals pipes ahead of laying sand down to assure the sand is a regular depth in the course of to help the large 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We additional two measures from the current patio to lead down to the new 1. Both methods should be the exact size, 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 point of their patio.

The moment the pavers are total, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re completely ready for the new fireplace pit. We employed a Pavestone Rumblestone Fireplace Pit Package, and assembled the fire pit in a lot less than 20 minutes!


shed in backyard and patio
The lose in the yard felt also out of spot, so we painted it to tie into the home in its place of standing alone.

Costume up the Backyard

The white get rid of was distracting from the backyard check out, so we painted it black applying Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We made use of an Earlex Tremendous Finish Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to velocity up the system.

To tie the shed to the patio, we used the exact coloration to paint the back doors and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just portray this drop and including some light landscaping ties the backyard’s general glance collectively.

We also:


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

Post-Production Ideas

Jerry and Shay have a gorgeous yard with wonderful shade trees and garden. But the previous hearth pit had observed much better times and the current patio made available few opportunities to get pleasure from the outside house. It was too smaller for entertaining and the monotone colour palette lacked any genuine desire.

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

Big-format pavers make the patio seem to be more substantial than it actually is and the new hearth pit is the suitable location for entertaining.

There are two massive ways that make a swish changeover to the previous patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a bold color on the doors.

That similar coloration on the storage shed moreover some straightforward landscaping have transformed this property into a place you just just cannot wait to get pleasure from.


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