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Backyard Patio Makeover

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Another view of the raised garden beds.

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

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

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  • 1984roro
    1984roro Memphis, TN
    on Mar 14, 2017

    looks great - party time!

  • Sarah
    Sarah Schenectady, NY
    on Mar 14, 2017

    This is gorgeous! Your back yard is very similar to mine. I don't think we could do the deck but the patio and garden area are great ideas. I'm saving for later!

    • Heidi
      Heidi Sioux Falls, SD
      on Mar 17, 2017

      The little fence around the garden is my favorite part! Keeps the rabbits and our dog out, too!

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Mar 14, 2017

    Omg!! Talk about a dream backyard that space is beautiful!!

    • Heidi
      Heidi Sioux Falls, SD
      on Mar 17, 2017

      Thank you...we are so happy to have a wonderful space for our family!

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada
    on Mar 15, 2017

    very welcoming!

  • Chic tayao
    Chic tayao Philippines
    on Mar 17, 2017

    I particularly like your raised bed for veggies using old materials from your old patio. Great work of art!

    • Heidi
      Heidi Sioux Falls, SD
      on Mar 17, 2017

      Thank you! Just building those stone beds was easily a few weeks worth of work!

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