Modern Patio Diy Inspiration

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Two things, many of us have nosy neighbors.....and have need for a patio space that is functional! Well, that was the case for me. So I planned out a design and created a modern outdoor space that addressed both problems! Check it out...


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Before
Before

My side patio was a mess! For as long as I can remember, When it comes to up-keep, a home is a never ending story...inside and out! This is the before picture.


removing rubble and clearing the area
removing rubble and clearing the area

First I removed all the rubble.

Boxing in the area
Boxing in the area

Next I cleared the area and leveled it I Boxed it in with 1x4s so I could pour the concrete.


Conduit for outlets
Conduit for outlets

Before adding rocks, I added conduit so I could run wires and have outlets around the patio.

Pouring the slab
Pouring the slab

I filled the frames with rocks and added rebar and mesh. It was a back breaking job to pour and finish the slab!

Slab and wind sails
Slab and wind sails

I was just one guy and had to mix as I went along. I did the two small ones one day and the larger box on another. Here you can see the slabs are curing. I added wind sails, they really make the space!

Wind Sails
Wind Sails

Another look at the wind sails.

Custom Furniture being built
Custom Furniture being built

I build seating along the fence line and attached a tall backing to it. All this lumber was 1x4 and 2x4. I covered the furniture with enamel paint for protection from the elements.

Horizontal modern design
Horizontal modern design

Patio furniture is made with a horizontal design, take a look.

Enamel Paint on patio furniture
Enamel Paint on patio furniture

Furniture painted with outdoor enamel paint for maximum protection from the elements!

Patio is looking great!
Patio is looking great!

The cool thing about this patio project is, it feels modern and welcoming. The furniture also serves as privacy from prying eyes. This is the space I created I hope it gave you some ideas.

Earlier photo missing backing on second privacy seating. You can see the slab is painted, wind sails up and the outdoor space is taking shape!

A great privacy wall with seating!

Another look...
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  • Lesa
    5 days ago

    Where I live you have to have all kinds of permits to lay cement, but if I use wood flooring as a deck what are some suggestions for the type of wood that would last a long time?

    • Angelina Saia
      4 days ago

      I was always told bamboo was a great weather resistant wood. Cedar is pricey, but has always done well with weather and is critter resistant.

  • Michele trow
    5 days ago

    I absolutely love what you did with that space. The lines are clean and modern. I like that fact that you used outdoor enamel paint. It looks fantastic

  • Bernice
    5 days ago

    Please tell me the purpose of wind sails? What are they made of, Where do you buy them? Are they for sun protection?

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