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Backyard Patio Makeover

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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.
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This is our completed patio!  We salvaged the bricks from the old patio, cleaned them up and laid them back down at ground level.


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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.


  • backyard patio makeover


This is what the old patio looked like.  The walls were tipping over and many were no longer level.


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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.


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We bought the Adirondack chairs off of Craigslist and painted them lime green.


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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.


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There's a gate to access the garden and solar lights on top of each post.


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Another view of the raised garden beds.


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The patio is all at ground level for easy access to the yard.


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This entire set of 2 chairs plus the two footrests and the side table cost $75 from Craigslist.


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  • Teresa Bledsoe Miller

    Lovely and so inviting!

  • Carey
    Carey Washtucna, WA

    OOOHHHH! I totally understand that!! I have two little dogs and the Long Haired Doxy is an avid hunter of gophers and has trenched the back yard with a vengeance! Wish I could fence her out but that would mean she would never go out. Choice

  • Pat C
    Pat C Hamburg, NJ

    Your backyard looks fantastic!!

  • Wanda
    Wanda California City, CA

    Very nice

  • Kathryn Denny
    Kathryn Denny Fairbury, NE

    Nice make over but it was pretty charming before. I bet you upped the value of your house by a bit :) I did notice the lights really light up the neighbors place, does that ever bother them or are they just happy you upgraded?

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