We have lived in this home almost 11 years without having a seating area. I feel kind of sheepish admitting this, but when we entertained outdoors we would bring out the collapsible camp chairs from the garage and the dining room chairs from inside. We finally have an outdoor seating area! We created a DIY paver patio.
Before we added the patio this, ladies and gents, was the view awaiting our guests.
Shane and I have always planned on doing a patio. We have debated over the years whether to do pavers, concrete, pea gravel, or a wood deck. We ultimately went with pavers because I think they are the prettiest option and we wouldn’t have to worry about weeds growing up through it like a deck or pea gravel.
The whole family worked on this project and I love seeing how proud the boys are of their work. They dug, spread gravel and sand, and cheered me on as I laid the hundreds of pavers clear into the night.
I think my favorite view is it at night. The string lights give such a warm glow.
I have the full tutorial and details about the products used in my DIY paver patio over on the Home Depot blog. If you still have any questions about this project, feel free to comment below and I will get right back to you!
This is a project that I would do all over again. Some projects I get done with and think “I am am so glad I am done and I don’t have to do that again!” But this was easier than I expected and quite fun. Have you ever laid pavers?
I’ll have a post up this week with all the details of the planter wall that hides the electrical boxes. Stay tuned!
Here is the post on how I made the sliding wall to hide the electrical!