Friday, July 19, 2013

The New Patio

Hooray! Our patio is finally done! This was phase 2 of our backyard remodel. To read about phase one which happened four years ago, click here.  Yes, I took this photo while the sprinklers were on this morning, hence the streams of water you see. (Click on any of the photos to see them supa’ big.)

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Bratt Landscaping in Pleasant Grove, Utah is who we used for the landscape plan and both phases of Project Renovation Backyard. They are wonderful to work with. I highly recommend them if you live in Utah County.

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The raised beds will soon be filled with luscious plants. Can’t wait.

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I also see some lovely patio furniture in our future—maybe an outdoor couch and upholstered chairs?

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Here are a few before and after shots:

BEFORE: The filthiness of the yard makes the before shot all the more sad. (May 2013)

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DURING: Ain’t no fun having giant earth movers in your yard! (June 2013)

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AFTER:  Raised beds wrap around the columns. (July 2013)

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BEFORE:  Our outdoor table and chairs were always on the grass which is a pain when you gotta mow. (May 2013)

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AFTER:  Super large patio means the furniture can stay put. Oh and room for parties. (See next post.)

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BEFORE: Basic stairs exiting the house, grassy slope (another pain to mow) leading down to the fire pit. (May 2013)

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DURING: Tools and gravel everywhere and they level the yard. (June 2013)

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AFTER: Beautiful block staircase exiting house, huge patio, stairs down to fire pit. Hooray, no more slope!

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DURING: The sideyard had the fence removed to enable giant earth-moving equipment access to the yard. (June 2013)

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AFTER: Flagstone path lined with shrubs. Fence is back up.

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It’s hard to believe that our yard to used to like this when we moved in 7 years ago. A sloped, unusable mess. (June 2006)

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We improved it quite a bit in 2009 with Phase 1………

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…….and we’re thrilled that phase two is now done. It’s just gorgeous.

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1 comment:

DIane Warburton said...

It is indeed gorgeous. It was definitely worth the wait. Enjoy! :-)

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