With the patio season in full swing, everyone is showing off their awesome patio remodels. We have gathered some cool projects from around the web that will inspire you to renovate. Whether small or large, check out how these remodelers make the most of their outdoor spaces.
For this remodel, the goal was to extend the patio out further. The remodeler had never worked with stone paving before but that didn’t stop them from trying. They even free formed the shape of the extension, giving it a flowing feel. The project must have been intimidating because of a drainage issue that caused flooding. To fix this, they incorporated a french drain which is useful for redirecting ground water. No easy task considering how much digging a french drain requires. Working the stones into shape and laying them down is no picnic either. The final results speak for themselves, and the homeowner says they never had any problems with flooding ever since. We would recommend a patio umbrella to keep guests comfortable and a pair of Acapulco chairs for relaxing. According to the homeowner, the cost of the project was around $2000.
Remodel Using Upcycled Materials
Bonus points to this remodeler for upcycling patio stones and bricks from the old driveway. Goes to show how useful old forgotten materials can be if you can find creative ways of incorporating them. The design is simple enough, starting with a concrete curb to form the perimeter. From there, old 18×18 patio stones were used to fill the edges. Then, the old bricks are formed into a circular pattern to add texture. The finishing touch was lining the edges with more bricks using a staggered pattern. The final result is a warm and inviting patio with a touch of rustic appeal. We would recommend replacing the old patio table and chairs with something that would better match the surroundings, such as a teak dining table or Island Breeze Bistro Set.
Pergola Swing Addition
This remodel features the addition of a pergola swing on top a foundation of concrete pavers. The project started by digging two large holes for the two main support beams and filling them with concrete. From there, the supports and beams were added to create the pergola. Paving stones were then set and used concrete sand to fill in the gaps. A nice touch because it actually looks like sand once it dries, creating a nice contrast. The finishing touch was the use of outdoor lighting to enhance the mood. The swing would look great with some custom Sunbrella cushions. This is also a great space for an outdoor fire pit for enjoying those summer nights.
Small Patio Remodel
For people with small patios, making a tiny area into a comfortable and inviting space seems like an impossible task. For this reason we give special consideration to this remodel from a year ago. It starts with the homeowner putting his idea down on paper and even creating a 3D rendering. From there, purchasing the right size materials must have been easy. Never would have imagined a pond being used in such a small space but this remodeler figured out a way! They even made an attaching waterfall using planter pots. The addition of a coffee table using an old table from a thrift store really brings everything together. The final results are a testament to creativity and ingenuity. We recommend replacing those Walmart cushions with Sunbrella fabric cushions. An outdoor rug would also help add life to that cold concrete floor.
Don’t be afraid by your lack of experience if you have never remodeled anything in your life. These people show that with a little bit of smarts, and a whole lot of hard work, anything is possible.
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