Part of me would prefer to just have “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” take up all of the text for this post because that pretty much sums up how I am feeling about our new patio but I figure one million exclamation marks could start to get a little obnoxious after about the first two hundred and seventy three thousandth, so you know – I’ll stick with words. And maybe a few pictures.
When we originally purchased this house we knew from day one that one of our major goals was to make the backyard space more useful. The unfortunate part of our backyard is that our house sits up on a hill [but very fortunate – no flood insurance, hooray!] meaning that the majority of it is a big ole slope. This is great if the only thing you like to do in your backyard is run hills to get an awesome butt, but for people like me, we prefer to just sit on it and not actually do those “active” things. We first had envisioned a two-tier deck out our sliding doors but within seconds of receiving the quote realized that wasn’t going to happen [apparently I’m in the wrong business, composite decking will make you a millionaire faster than being a heir to Michael Jordan]. Fortunately, one of our friends pours concrete so we had him come take a look and settled on this game plan –
1. Tear out the existing concrete
2. Re-pour a whole new slab which would be double in size from the original slab + pour a whole new side area so that we could have two patios to party on. And by that I mean sip coffee and listen to chill music.
3. Add a decorative stamp and seal it to make it all pretty
4. Add a railing all around the patio to give it the “deck” look from the water.
5. Furnish, decorate, and decorate some more!
Lets start with the original palette – this picture was taken days before we owned the house…
Lets take a small peak into what the inside of the patio now looks like – with furnishings from Hayneedle, POLYWOOD, Mohawk and Target we couldn’t love this space more and while we still have a few small projects up our sleeves for this space, it’s quickly becoming our favorite place to hang morning or night. Peace out living room, see you again in the winter.
Adirondack chairs – the best ones on the market! for real though. currently 20% off + an additional 10% off!