This is about our adventure to make this house into the one we want to live in forever. It won't be a crazy renovation like you see on the home shows, but I would love to have someone come and crash our remodel anytime!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Larger patio to play on
While the painters where working on getting our house all beautiful, and Tyson was busy getting the fence up, we were busy with a couple other projects at the same time. This was one we could have done ourselves, but sometimes it's best to let others do the work. We had a bigger patio put in on the back of the house.
You can see in this picture that there was a small patio already on the house. It's that area surrounded
by that ugly iron fencing.
We like to do things outside, and we wanted a bigger area to play and to entertain. Really what we want is to duplicate what we had at our SD house and have it here at our CO house. Eventually the back will look a lot like this.
We eventually want a covered area, but that might not happen for awhile. Other things are on the list of to-dos first.
First thing we had to do was to get rid of the iron railing that was around the little patio. That is what teenage boys are for! Nathaniel had a great time sawing it off. We had to move some of the rocks too, that was a family project. Still more of those to move, but not sure yet where I want them.
After that was completed we called in our 'workers' and had them take over. They got it all squared off and the base prepped.
Then the cement came! The first thing to pour was the boarder. We have a little bit of detail around the edge and I picked a dark gray as the color. I didn't want anything to strange that might clash with a yellow house. The house is bright enough that the patio needed to be more muted.
Once the boarder was set the middle was poured. It's just the normal gray cement color. We needed to match what was already there.
Patio is poured and set. Nothing too exciting, but it will make this backyard so nice come summer. As you can see in this last picture, they are working on another outside project. We added a detached garage. The one connected to the house is really small. Two cars do fit in it, but not much else. And with 4 kids and a bunch of hunting and camping supplies, we need more space. That is what the new one will hold. So many projects happening at once! very exciting...and expensive!