Our old patio wasn't working for us anymore. The walls were crumbling and tipping over. The size wasn't quite right - too big for just a patio table but too small for a patio plus additional furniture. The bricks were settling unevenly causing tripping hazards. It was time to deconstruct it and reuse the materials in a new way.
This is our completed patio! We salvaged the bricks from the old patio, cleaned them up and laid them back down at ground level.
The deck was designed to accommodate our French doors off of the house. We added a stacked stone retaining wall around this corner of the landscaping.
Another view of the old patio. We took the patio apart brick by brick. The stone from the walls was moved to the back of our yard and used to build raised garden beds. The red stone bricks were used for our new paver patio.
As we were putting the new patio together, we built this garden area in a sunny back corner of our yard. We used the stone from the walls of the old patio to build 2 beds that are each 4' x 8' in size. They are about 30 inches tall so we won't have to bend over to care for the vegetables.