New Red Brick Patio With Cool Updated Structural Support

Home Remodel Time

In this series, I last left you with a broken up patio.

Well, now I’m here to show you the almost finished new red brick patio.

You can see in the right of this picture that we’re not completely done yet, but almost (also there is junk everywhere, but that’s how it is when remodeling).

Kyle still had to cut some bricks to size to fit on the right side.

And here we see Kyle working on the new support structure for the overhanging roof over the patio. We decided to kind of slightly “beef” it up, while also making it more cute, and more symmetrical. It’s a bit craftsman style… just a bit.

Here is a before pic:

And here is an after-but-not-done-yet pic (yes we still had our Christmas lights up in June!):

The patio was at different levels, and we made it all one level covering the whole area. It made it a lot more unified. Kyle did most of the work on this project. I just helped him here and there. I think this is what he was doing when I was working on the hill in the front yard and building that planter.

I really like the new wood structure. It totally made a difference in the first impression of the front of the house, and makes it feel more homey.

We also painted the entire house. Wanna guess what color? And I made 2 plant boxes for the front porch area to dress it up a bit more. I’ll have to show you the finished product of it all later. Plus we have some after pics that look much better with everything cleaned up 🙂

I also have another post coming up that will show you a cool solution to ugly exposed pipes that you can’t bury. We had some big long ugly exposed pipes (I don’t remember if they were water or gas pipes — probably both) that we couldn’t bury because they ran down the side of our completely cement driveway:

And quite frankly, it would have been a hell of a job to actually get those pipes in the ground. We do a lot of difficult things, but you really have to be smart about what you tackle. It needs to be worth your time, effort, and money. So we’ll show you what Kyle did with that.

Leave a comment. Let me know what you think about the new brick patio, or the new structural support 🙂

Catch up on all our front yard updates:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 (Current page)
Part 9 (Coming Soon!) here to leave a comment!

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8 Responses to 'New Red Brick Patio With Cool Updated Structural Support'

  1. Vicki says:

    Looks so much better already! You guys are so handy, I’m scared of power tools because I am that person who will cut off their hand or something! I’m guessing you painted the house grey to match the little shed at the side! Am I right???
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    • Lisha says:

      Hi Vicki. I also don’t like certain power tools. They’re scary! Good guess! We will see if you’re right. This is our old house though, the shed is at our new place.

  2. It’s looking so good!
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  3. kelly says:

    Love the progress! Great work. I have a redish brick sidewalk and love to see your new one!
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  4. It definitely looks so much better!
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