December 8, 2022

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Swing Your Home

Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s backyard is large plenty of for them to enjoy, but a little something is missing. Their compact patio features minor house for entertaining company, and their old firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Alright. Since when your patio is little, just create a different one particular! That’s just what we’re carrying out on this episode of Today’s Home-owner.


The Jobs

View of concrete patio
This patio is compact but in excellent shape. Refreshing paint and concrete stain brighten its physical appearance to far better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Present Patio

Initially, we want to contact up the current patio so it visually operates nicely when the new patio is completed.

We force wash the concrete pad and then stain it to improved 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
Right before we can create a paver patio, we have to define the area.

Laying Out the New Patio

The initial move to building a new paver patio is making the format. We decided in which we desired the hearth pit and employed a string and spray paint to come across a radius for the paver patio encompassing it. 

When the structure was total, we eradicated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Due to the fact the backyard had a slight slope to it, we wanted a quick retaining wall on the decreased side of the place to create a sleek transition from the existing patio to our new a single.

1st, we had to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Upcoming, we poured paver base into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver base deep into the grime makes sure the patio will have a sturdy foundation.

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

Making a retaining wall isn’t the most glamourous element of the project, but it is important. We employed Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To minimize our pavers to the dimensions we needed, we rented a concrete noticed from The Home Depot. If you only strategy to use an costly software as soon as, it just helps make feeling to lease as a substitute of get.


Paver patio with large pavers
Big 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio come to feel much more roomy and appear lavish.

Develop a New Patio

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

1st, we compact the dust and unfold paver base. We then lay metals pipes right before laying sand down to guarantee the sand is a regular depth in the course of to assistance the hefty 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We additional two measures from the current patio to lead down to the new just one. Each methods ought to be the exact dimension, so we have to slice down some of the concrete on the current patio.

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

Once the pavers are complete, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re ready for the new fire pit. We made use of a Pavestone Rumblestone Fireplace Pit Package, and assembled the hearth pit in fewer than 20 minutes!


shed in backyard and patio
The lose in the yard felt way too out of put, so we painted it to tie into the property in its place of standing on your own.

Gown up the Backyard

The white get rid of was distracting from the yard see, 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 process.

To tie the get rid of to the patio, we made use of the similar shade to paint the back again doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this get rid of and adding some light landscaping ties the backyard’s all round glimpse 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.

Write-up-Manufacturing Views

Jerry and Shay have a attractive backyard with great shade trees and lawn. But the aged hearth pit had observed improved days and the current patio provided several prospects to enjoy the outside space. It was far too small for entertaining and the monotone shade palette lacked any real curiosity.

Now, the complete yard has occur alive with the addition of a huge new patio that enhances the condition of the trees while it enjoys its shade.

Big-structure pavers make the patio look more substantial than it in fact is and the new fire pit is the great place for entertaining.

There are two huge ways that create a swish changeover to the aged patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a bold shade on the doorways.

That exact coloration on the storage shed plus some basic landscaping have remodeled this yard into a location you just can not wait to delight in.


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