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Our New Patio Design Plan

We have been teasing a big backyard makeover with you lately and so I thought that it would be fun to come in today and share our new patio design plan! This project will be our big makeover for the first half of the year and we expect it to take a few months to get it done.

Initial Yard Plan - Charleston Crafted

initial back yard - charleston crafted

Our backyard currently has a brick 6″ by 6″ paver patio that is about 10 feet by 8 feet. It wasn’t put together well – some of the pavers were concreted together but most of them are just sitting there. If you follow my instagram, then you know that we have already started pulling these pavers out of there!

Our New Patio Design Plan via Charleston Crafted

paver inspiration // similar pergola // sectional  inspiration

possible fire pit design // wicker furniture set

lavender // citronella // rosemary

We have decided to replace this paver patio with a larger concrete patio. The end result will be about 12 feet x 14 feet. We are going to be pouring the concrete to have a faux slate effect and I am really excited about it!

Over the patio we will be building a wooden pergola. This will helpfully give us shade and make it feel a bit like a room outside.

Beyond the patio we plan to build a half circle shaped fire pit area. We will build a wooden outdoor sectional with a fire pit in the center. We plant to fill that whole area in with the same small pebbles that we put in around the hammock area. This will replace the random firepit in the center of the yard.

We are planning on adding a lot of other functional space including some new outdoor seating and lots of planters and flower beds! I am going to put an emphasis on trying to select plants that either smell good or naturally repel mosquitoes!

I am so excited for this project and for how useful it will be for ourselves and for entertaining. Do you have any favorite backyard features?

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Wednesday 31st of January 2018

This is perfect timing because our summer project this year is to tear down the janky solarium on the back of our house and turn it into a patio. I have been leaning towards adding a pergola, so I am excited to see how your back yard turns out!


Wednesday 31st of January 2018

:D I love that you call it janky, that's the perfect word for our current patio too!! It's so good to get to refresh the outdoor space, it's a great way to extend your square footage! I am sure that a pretty pergola will be better than a weird solarium!!

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