Now, a year later, we have put the finishing touches on the patio and deck. This Spring the trees started blooming and the grass started growing and the stores started selling patio furniture again. And we have been able to enjoy our new backyard all Spring and Summer.
Let me just remind you what we started with:
And this is the finished back yard:
We really wanted to somehow cover up the "uglies" (air conditioner, electric meter, water meter, etc.) so this is what we ended up with:
|You may notice one grass is bigger than the other because the one on the right didn't make it through the Winter so it was replaced this Spring. Hopefully it catches up to the other one.|
We don't have to look at the "uglies" but the A/C and meters are still easily accessible.
There's seating on the patio where we typically sit in the evening when the sun is down and there are a couple chairs on the deck in the shade. We found the chairs at Lowes and Dan built the table with some extra wood he had.
We are planning to put a fire pit in this large, empty circular area but we haven't quite decided what we want to do for a fire pit yet. I suppose you could say that's the next phase of the project.
One last comparison for you: