2008/2009 DIY Backyard Patio Project (Part 1- Planning and Design)
This is my 2008/09 DIY Backyard Patio Project which includes details of my patio designs, photos, layouts, ideas, tips and costs.
After living in my house for several years without doing any renovations, I had decided to get off my lazy ass and do my first major home renovation. With a long and unending to do list, I decided to start with one of the hardest projects - to build a patio in my backyard.
I wanted a patio that had a natural stone look. If I had the cash, I would have done patterned concrete, but unfortunately it was way too expensive for my little wallet. Interlocking bricks is nice and allows for many creative patterns to be created, but it didn't have the natural stone look that I was looking for. Then I found a product by Hanson (formerly Navastone) called StoneTile Tuscanni. They have paving slabs that have a natural stone look and comes in various sizes which is good for creating different patterns. They had a Cappuccino colour which I thought would look great with the brick colour of my house and the price was reasonable. I will provide more details in my multi-part DIY Patio article. Feel free to leave a comment.
Special thanks goes to Uncle Denny, Uncle Van, Uncle Patrick, Chicklet, Jube Jube, Chi Chi and Moi Moi.
Also checkout the other 5 parts of my patio project by scrolling to the bottom of this list.
retroman80s | 2008-10-22 11:17:14 PM | 22798 views