When Brett and I bought our house there were MANY things that we knew we wanted to renovate SOON. The back patio was in the year 2 plan, and it is now complete!
When we first moved in the space was not properly used because there was a 3 foot flower bed around the entire fence taking away a lot of the small yard. Plus the stones had weeds growing between them, and it was a big muddy mess. We also had a large tree that took up a huge amount of space.
Our fix - get rid of EVERYTHING and utilize the entire yard by making a patio that goes all the way to the fence.
During the project, our back yard looked like a mud pit:
But soon, it was a paradise with three distinct areas.
Our custom storage shed and kid's area:
Adult sitting area (furniture that I bought at a yard sale, re-finished and got new cushions for):
And dining area with new picnic table:
We LOVE the patio and have been using it almost daily!