Fall 2013

Fall 2013

October 20, 2013

{ Back Patio Improvement! }

Lee and I have wanted an outdoor space to enjoy for a long time, but we just couldn't decide what to do.  We have a large backyard and patio, but didn't have shade AT ALL, so we never spent any time outside.  We finally decided that we'd (Lee and his friends!) would build a deck and cover it, so we'd have some shade, but we'd also have lots of usable space below the deck on the patio too.  I love the results!

Here's the before picture, just before the guys started working!  Jay, Biggs and Kevin were a big help to Lee during this process.

And here's the step-by-step process.  

We finally have a roof!  
And this is what it looks like today!
We still have work to do, but it's at a point where we can finally enjoy it!

Lots of the work that needs to be finished can't be completed for awhile.  The treated wood will have to dry awhile and then we'll stain the deck floor and paint the railings.  We'll also run electricity outside so can can have additional lighting and a ceiling fan.  The bottom of the deck will also we sealed off so we can store things underneath.  I'm also in the process of looking for some additional patio furniture and decor.  Even though more work needs to be done, we're able to really enjoy it now that the weather has cooled off.  Football Saturdays are more fun out back!  


Granna said...

I love the new porch. I know you're going to enjoy it!

Amy N said...

That looks so nice!! I know you guys will enjoy it!!