Before the Transformation
The original slab and paver blocks created enough space for a table and chairs, but was too small for entertaining. To expand it, though, they would have to work around a rise in the yard that bordered the existing slab.
Keep the Platform Deck
A platform in front of the sliding glass doors was preserved because it provides a roomy place to pause while carrying trays of food to the party outdoors.
Retaining Walls Define Patio
Short retaining walls provide more flat ground for pavers and their height creates impromptu seating for large parties.
Shapes Define the Functions
Pavers arranged in sweeping curves around the existing slab opened up new space for entertaining and fun extras, such as compact gardens, a conversation area around a fire pit, and a grilling station.
Vertical Planter Bench
Add great color to your landscape with a planter made from lumber and some simple pipe and caps. This space-saver makes flowering plants easy to see, and the bench shelf provides storage for gardening sundries. See here.
Ornamental Garden Flower
Make this colorful garden ornament from metal and wood, and it will bloom every day of the year. See here.
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