Jerry and Shay’s backyard is massive plenty of for them to appreciate, but one thing is missing. Their tiny patio gives minor space for entertaining friends, and their outdated firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that’s Ok. Mainly because when your patio is small, just generate yet another just one! That’s just what we’re accomplishing on this episode of Today’s Property owner.


The Tasks

View of concrete patio
This patio is little but in very good shape. Fresh new paint and concrete stain brighten its visual appeal to better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Present Patio

First, we want to touch up the current patio so it visually is effective properly when the new patio is done.

We tension wash the concrete pad and then stain it to superior match the new paver patio. To implement the stain, we use a pump sprayer with a round motion, and then roll the stain to get it deep into the surface.


Laying out a patio using string
In advance of we can generate a paver patio, we have to determine the place.

Laying Out the New Patio

The first phase to developing a new paver patio is making the format. We identified where we wanted the fireplace pit and employed a string and spray paint to discover a radius for the paver patio encompassing it. 

Once the layout was comprehensive, we eradicated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Due to the fact the backyard experienced a slight slope to it, we needed a shorter retaining wall on the reduced aspect of the space to make a sleek transition from the existing patio to our new just one.

1st, we had to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Future, we poured paver base into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver base deep into the dirt assures the patio will have a solid foundation.

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

Developing a retaining wall isn’t the most glamourous element of the challenge, but it is needed. We used Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To slash our pavers to the measurement we needed, we rented a concrete observed from The Property Depot. If you only approach to use an pricey tool when, it just helps make feeling to rent as an alternative of acquire.


Paver patio with large pavers
Big 2-by-2-foot pavers make this patio truly feel much more roomy and appear luxurious.

Construct a New Patio

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

Initial, we compact the filth and unfold paver base. We then lay metals pipes right before laying sand down to be certain the sand is a dependable depth through to aid the heavy 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We added two ways from the current patio to guide down to the new just one. Equally techniques have to be the very same measurement, so we have to reduce 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.

Once the pavers are total, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re ready for the new hearth pit. We applied a Pavestone Rumblestone Hearth Pit Kit, and assembled the fire pit in much less than 20 minutes!


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

Gown up the Backyard

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

To tie the lose to the patio, we made use of the exact same color to paint the back doors and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this get rid of and adding some mild landscaping ties the backyard’s general glimpse together.

We also:


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

Write-up-Creation Ideas

Jerry and Shay have a lovely yard with great shade trees and garden. But the old fireplace pit experienced noticed greater days and the present patio supplied couple of chances to delight in the outside house. It was way too tiny for entertaining and the monotone coloration palette lacked any real curiosity.

Now, the total backyard has come alive with the addition of a big new patio that enhances the form of the trees even though it enjoys its shade.

Large-format pavers make the patio feel larger sized than it essentially is and the new fire pit is the best location for entertaining.

There are two substantial actions that develop a sleek changeover to the previous patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a bold colour on the doorways.

That very same color on the storage shed additionally some easy landscaping have transformed this garden into a location you just just can’t wait to enjoy.


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