Our concrete patio is (principally) performed! from Thrifty Decor Chick

It is an thrilling day at our home! The patio is (just about) performed! 

I shared our plan for a concrete patio a pair months in the past — there was an extended lead time earlier than they may get out and set up, which is to be anticipated. Examine that publish out to see the design I drew up for the house! 

I discussed in that publish that I’ve one principal objective with our new yard — LOW upkeep. I do not need a lot wooden we have now to stain each few years, I do not need pavers that we have now to weed on a regular basis…I simply need plain, fundamental concrete. 😉 

Covered patio with four chairs

However we at all times knew we might need extra of an out of doors house. We’re so fortunate as a result of this yard is a lot larger than our final one — we have now a lot house to work with! We waited on a patio till we knew precisely what we wished to do. 

They completed up the patio at present, so for now we will simply have a look at it. 😉 I am SO stinking excited to get stuff moved on right here!: 

Brushed concrete patio with fire pit

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Large basic concrete patio with fire pit circle

This weekend we’ll have the ability to stroll on it, and subsequent week they will take away the particles and the varieties across the fringe of the concrete.

I do know lots of you had been shocked we went with fundamental concrete, however I adore it! I want the straightforward look to most stamped designs I’ve seen. 

This spherical fireplace pit spot is our favourite! They constructed a gap with a drainage pipe that runs to the again of the patio, which is nice: 

Concrete patio with round fire pit area

Finally we plan so as to add a seating wall across the patio on this spot. Due to the slope in our yard it’s larger right here than wherever else. 

I do know it is not a lot to have a look at now, however I can see all of it dressed up in my head!:

Large concrete patio
Here is a peek on the objects we picked for the patio. For the reason that shops are principally bought out of outside furnishings already, I went with this cheap out of doors wooden desk I discovered on-line:
Wood outdoor table metal legs

It had nice opinions for essentially the most half so I’ve excessive hopes. I am going to replace you once I get it put collectively! 

Blue and white folding outdoor chairs

Tremendous cute proper? I hope they work effectively with the desk. They weren’t low cost so I am holding the tags on in case I discover one thing inexpensive. 

We had a retaining wall and fireplace pit quoted for the spherical space they usually got here again with a value nearly double what we paid for the patio! Whoa. As an alternative we purchased this DIY fireplace pit package from Menards: 

DIY fire pit kit

It seems fairly straightforward so hopefully we will get that arrange rapidly and get some fires going!

I’ve informed you all earlier than how excited I’m to start out planting once more…and I can barely wait! We hope to have the grass dug up across the patio as soon as I determine on a plan for the panorama — I hope within the subsequent week or two. 

The landscaping shall be costly so it should occur over time. Fortunately we have hit the timing good as a result of lots of perennials shall be on sale quickly. The autumn is a superb time to plant so I am trying ahead to getting my fingers soiled once more! 

We additionally plan so as to add the identical out of doors string lighting we had on the final home. These lights are merely the very best and I’ve a plan to hold them over the patio:
The best outdoor string lights

Once more, I hope to do this earlier than the autumn! I am unable to wait to start out tackling all of those initiatives! 

I am going to you’ll want to share the patio as every part will get added. Cannot wait to start out lugging every part out of the storage that we have had in there for 2 years. 😉

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