Jerry and Shay’s backyard is massive ample for them to love, but some thing is lacking. Their little patio features small space for entertaining guests, and their old firepit is secluded from any seating.

But that is Alright. Mainly because when your patio is tiny, just build another 1! That’s just what we’re doing on this episode of Today’s Homeowner.


The Assignments

View of concrete patio
This patio is compact but in good condition. Clean paint and concrete stain brighten its look to far better match the new patio.

Spruce Up Current Patio

1st, we want to contact up the current patio so it visually will work perfectly when the new patio is done.

We stress clean the concrete pad and then stain it to improved 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 area.


Laying out a patio using string
Just before we can produce a paver patio, we have to outline the place.

Laying Out the New Patio

The very first action to developing a new paver patio is making the format. We identified where we wanted the fire pit and used a string and spray paint to obtain a radius for the paver patio surrounding it. 

The moment the layout was finish, we eliminated the grass with a rented sod cutter. Due to the fact the backyard experienced a slight slope to it, we desired a short retaining wall on the decreased side of the house to develop a sleek transition from the existing patio to our new one.

To start with, we experienced to dig a trench for the retaining wall. Subsequent, we poured paver foundation into the trench and tamped it down. Compacting paver foundation deep into the filth guarantees the patio will have a robust basis.

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

Developing a retaining wall is not the most glamourous portion of the job, but it is needed. We applied Pavestone Rumblestone Pavers for our wall.

To slash our pavers to the dimension we required, we rented a concrete saw from The Dwelling Depot. If you only approach to use an expensive tool once, it just makes sense to hire in its place of buy.


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

Establish a New Patio

Following lining the patio with pavers, we prep the spot for laying down slab pavers.

Initially, we compact the grime and distribute paver foundation. We then lay metals pipes before laying sand down to ensure the sand is a constant depth through to guidance the significant 2-by-2-foot pavers. 

We included two steps from the existing patio to guide down to the new one particular. Both steps should be the very same dimensions, so we have to lower down some of the concrete on the current patio.

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

When the pavers are total, we sweep sand into the joints and we’re prepared for the new fireplace pit. We utilized a Pavestone Rumblestone Fire Pit Package, and assembled the fire pit in less than 20 minutes!


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

Costume up the Yard

The white lose was distracting from the backyard see, so we painted it black applying Behr’s Cracked Pepper. We utilised an Earlex Super End Max HVLP Sprayer from Woodcraft to velocity up the process.

To tie the shed to the patio, we employed the very same shade to paint the again doorways and trim.

Utility shed in backyard
Just painting this get rid of and adding some light-weight landscaping ties the backyard’s in general glimpse alongside one another.

We also:


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

Publish-Manufacturing Feelings

Jerry and Shay have a gorgeous backyard with great shade trees and garden. But the old fire pit had seen much better times and the existing patio provided handful of possibilities to take pleasure in the outdoor space. It was also tiny for entertaining and the monotone coloration palette lacked any real curiosity.

Now, the complete backyard has occur alive with the addition of a massive new patio that complements the form of the trees when it enjoys its shade.

Big-format pavers make the patio look more substantial than it basically is and the new hearth pit is the great place for entertaining.

There are two substantial methods that produce a graceful transition to the previous patio, which has been revived with a new shade of stain and a bold coloration on the doors.

That exact colour on the storage shed additionally some straightforward landscaping have reworked this lawn into a location you just just cannot wait to delight in.


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