Jerry and Shay’s yard is significant ample for them to delight in, but one thing is lacking. Their modest patio gives tiny area for entertaining company, and their aged firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Okay. Due to the fact when your patio is very small, just build a different 1! That’s just what we’re accomplishing on this episode of Today’s Home-owner.


The Projects

View of concrete patio
This patio is smaller but in superior shape. Fresh new paint and concrete stain brighten its physical appearance to far better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Present Patio

First, we want to contact up the existing patio so it visually works properly when the new patio is done.

We strain wash the concrete pad and then stain it to far better match the new paver patio. To utilize 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 build a paver patio, we have to outline the house.

Laying Out the New Patio

The to start with move to setting up a new paver patio is generating the format. We established where we wanted the fire pit and utilised a string and spray paint to come across a radius for the paver patio surrounding it. 

At the time the structure was finish, we taken off the grass with a rented sod cutter. Since the yard experienced a slight slope to it, we essential a brief retaining wall on the lower facet of the room to build a graceful changeover from the current patio to our new one particular.

Initial, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Next, we poured paver foundation into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver foundation deep into the grime assures the patio will have a potent foundation.

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

Developing a retaining wall isn’t the most glamourous part of the challenge, but it’s essential. We utilized Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To reduce our pavers to the dimensions we wanted, we rented a concrete saw from The Household Depot. If you only system to use an pricey instrument after, it just will make sense to rent as an alternative of obtain.


Paver patio with large pavers
Substantial 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio truly feel far more spacious and seem luxurious.

Establish a New Patio

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

Very first, we compact the grime and distribute paver base. We then lay metals pipes prior to laying sand down to make sure the sand is a constant depth through to support the major 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We additional two actions from the present patio to lead down to the new 1. Both of those methods ought to be the exact same measurement, so we have to slash down some of the concrete on the present patio.

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

At the time the pavers are comprehensive, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re all set for the new hearth pit. We utilised a Pavestone Rumblestone Fire Pit Package, and assembled the hearth pit in significantly less than 20 minutes!


shed in backyard and patio
The get rid of in the yard felt far too out of area, so we painted it to tie into the household in its place of standing by yourself.

Costume up the Backyard

The white drop was distracting from the backyard look at, so we painted it black working with Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We applied an Earlex Tremendous Finish Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to pace up the system.

To tie the drop to the patio, we utilized the identical shade to paint the back again doors and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just portray this lose and including some gentle landscaping ties the backyard’s in general appear with each other.

We also:


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

Put up-Output Thoughts

Jerry and Shay have a wonderful yard with great shade trees and lawn. But the outdated fireplace pit experienced observed far better times and the current patio supplied few options to delight in the outside place. It was much too small for entertaining and the monotone coloration palette lacked any real fascination.

Now, the entire yard has come alive with the addition of a large new patio that complements the form of the trees although it enjoys its shade.

Massive-structure pavers make the patio feel more substantial than it actually is and the new fireplace pit is the perfect location for entertaining.

There are two large techniques that create a sleek transition to the outdated patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a daring coloration on the doors.

That identical colour on the storage lose furthermore some uncomplicated landscaping have reworked this yard into a location you just simply cannot wait to love.


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