Two Patios are Better Than One

Jerry and Shay’s yard is major sufficient for them to take pleasure in, but one thing is lacking. Their modest patio gives very little place for entertaining company, and their old firepit is secluded from any seating.

But which is Okay. Since when your patio is little, just develop a different one particular! That’s just what we’re undertaking on this episode of Today’s Home-owner.


The Jobs

View of concrete patio
This patio is tiny but in great form. Contemporary paint and concrete stain brighten its visual appearance to superior match the new patio.

Spruce Up Existing Patio

Very first, we want to contact up the existing patio so it visually performs properly when the new patio is concluded.

We stress wash the concrete pad and then stain it to superior 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
Ahead of we can develop a paver patio, we have to determine the area.

Laying Out the New Patio

The to start with step to making a new paver patio is making the layout. We decided where by we preferred the fire pit and made use of a string and spray paint to come across a radius for the paver patio bordering it. 

When the format was total, we taken off the grass with a rented sod cutter. Since the backyard had a slight slope to it, we wanted a shorter retaining wall on the lower side of the room to generate a sleek changeover from the existing patio to our new a person.

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

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

Constructing a retaining wall is not the most glamourous aspect of the challenge, but it’s necessary. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To slash our pavers to the dimensions we necessary, we rented a concrete observed from The Property Depot. If you only approach to use an costly resource at the time, it just tends to make perception to hire as an alternative of get.


Paver patio with large pavers
Significant 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio come to feel additional roomy and seem high-class.

Build a New Patio

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

To start with, we compact the dust and spread paver foundation. We then lay metals pipes in advance of laying sand down to ensure the sand is a regular depth all through to support the major 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We included two ways from the current patio to direct down to the new a single. Both techniques must be the same measurement, 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 place of their patio.

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


shed in backyard and patio
The drop in the backyard felt also out of put, so we painted it to tie into the property alternatively of standing by itself.

Dress up the Yard

The white drop was distracting from the backyard look at, so we painted it black utilizing Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We utilised an Earlex Super End Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to pace up the process.

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

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this lose and including some gentle landscaping ties the backyard’s general glance jointly.

We also:


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

Submit-Creation Feelings

Jerry and Shay have a gorgeous yard with good shade trees and lawn. But the old fire pit had witnessed far better times and the current patio available several opportunities to get pleasure from the out of doors place. It was as well smaller for entertaining and the monotone shade palette lacked any real fascination.

Now, the total yard has appear alive with the addition of a huge new patio that enhances the condition of the trees although it enjoys its shade.

Huge-format pavers make the patio feel greater than it actually is and the new fireplace pit is the best location for entertaining.

There are two big steps that build a sleek transition to the aged patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring shade on the doorways.

That very same color on the storage lose as well as some basic landscaping have reworked this lawn into a spot you just cannot wait around to delight in.


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