October 5, 2022

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Backyard Paradise: Open Floor Plan for the Great Outdoors

This 7 days, we’re in Charlotte, North Carolina, to develop a lovely out of doors area for our Yard Paradise contest winners.

Courtney Claugus was picked as the fortunate winner of our Backyard Paradise contest, so we’re supplying her and her partner Adam’s backyard a makeover with assistance from our pals at Quikrete and Pavestone.

Examine on to study about some of the projects we tackled. 


Pavestone Avant XL paver patios in greystone
These large, gray linear pavers complement the Claugus’ modern dwelling. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Establish Two Paver Patios

Two is far better than 1! And in this, scenario, two paver patios offer much more place for out of doors living! 

We designate a single patio for seating and another for eating — like an open ground system for the terrific outdoors.  

Crews from Quikrete, Pavestone and a local construction firm create the twin patio set up. The 1st patio extends from the existing concrete patio, and the second is on the other side of the residence. 

Worker uses compacter to compact paver base for a patio
Paver foundation provides a reliable basis and also raises the pavers to be even with the concrete patio. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

They very first lay out the footprint for the patios, then incorporate 4 inches of paver base to create the basis.

Level running over paver sand
Leveling the paver sand makes sure an even patio surface. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

Just after compacting the paver base, they add a person inch of paver sand, then use a degree to make the area even.

Worker laying Pavestone Avant XL pavers
Employees use a string to be certain the traces continue to be even in the course of the length of the patio. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

The patios are created with Pavestone’s Avant XL pavers. These huge, 16-by-16-inch patio stones have the search of substantial format plank pavers. The false joints on the gray pavers make thoroughly clean traces, so they go very well with Adam and Courtney’s modern day-model house. To add some line assortment, the crew rotated each paver to generate crisscrossed traces.

Paver patio border edging
Smaller pavers produce a border all over the massive pavers. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

Once the substantial pavers are laid, the crew marks a line the place the border will start out and cut it with a concrete observed. Then, they lay the lesser border pavers in a soldier study course sample. 

Brush pushing sand over paver patio
Just like grout color matters when laying tile, paver sand coloration would make a variation on a patio. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

The very last action is filling the joints. We use a granite screening to enhance the pavers as perfectly as the house’s coloration. for good. 

Stepping patio stones next to a concrete slab and flower border
These matching pavers make stepping stones to unite the two patios. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

Immediately after the patios are total, we position a few pavers amongst them to produce stepping stones, so the two are united.


Pavestone Rumblestone outdoor fireplace
The outdoor fire gets the great focal position for this seating location. (3 Echoes Articles Studio)

Build Out of doors Fire

Each seating region desires a focal position, so we create an outdoor fireplace.

We use Pavestone’s Rumblestone Out of doors Fireplace Package in Greystone. Just before we assemble the fireplace, we lay 8 inches of paver foundation, compacting it in levels, so we have a durable foundation.  

Creating this hearth is basic since the kit contains a established of colour-coded drawings that detail which blocks go wherever on every action.

Rumblestone fireplace blocks with adhseive
The hearth is held together just by the weight of the stones and some design adhesive. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

We don’t need to have any mortar to construct this fireplace because the blocks are held in place employing Quikrete State-of-the-art Polymer Building Adhesive.

Wood mantel on a Pavestone Rumblestone outdoor fireplace
Pavestone agent Chris Claire discovered this wooden mantel at his mother’s house. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

At the time the fireplace is created, we add a mantel employing a recycled piece of wooden. It softens up the difficult edges of the stone and warms up the room.


Shade sail over paver patio and outdoor dining table
We put in the shade sail hooks on the property slightly bigger than the types on the put up so we can match the slope of the home’s roof. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Set up Shade Sail

The paver patio for dining offers little shade, so we put in a shade sail to make the region extra snug.

First, we dig holes for our two 6-by-6 posts that will support the shade sail. We set wooden posts in the floor applying Quikrete Rapid-Environment Concrete, then surround them with pavers to match the patio.

Brush staining cedar wood plank
This stain matches the existing exterior columns. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

To match the posts to the property columns, we stain items of rough-sawn cedar and wrap them around the wood columns. Right before we nail the wood around the posts, we increase some spacers to hold the cedar planks from bowing. Wrapping these 6-by-6 posts not only would make them appear much larger, but it also hides the cracks that are unavoidable with strong posts. 

Danny Lipford drills a wood beam for a shade sail
The top rated horizontal beam unites the two posts. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

To sign up for the two columns, we create a horizontal box beam with extended parts of 1-by-8-inch cedar on the ground just before we elevate it into place.

Next, we attach two hooks to the leading of the posts for 50 % of our shade sail, then connect an additional two to the facet of the household for the other two corners of the shade sail.

Then, we set up those hooks a little bit larger to give the shade sail a slope and match the angle of the roof. 

View: Setting up a Shade Sail 


Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf with Backyard Paradise winners Adam and Courtney Claugus and their dog Kendrick.
Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf with Backyard Paradise winners Adam and Courtney Claugus and their puppy Kendrick. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Submit-Production Thoughts

Courtney and Adam had a pleasant backyard, but they didn’t have considerably out of doors residing room to get pleasure from it. With just a modest protected concrete pad and a couple of chairs, their outdoor entertaining very well was really minimal.

Backyard with small concrete patio
Adam and Courtney had a large backyard but minor home for entertaining. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Now they have not a single but two good Pavestone patios that supply lots of room for amusement. A single is just the correct dimensions for out of doors eating below the include of the shade sail we additional, and the other delivers a large area to chill out with buddies.

backyard with two paver patios and a shade sail
By including two paver patios, we’ve additional than doubled the outside entertaining place in this yard. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

The Rumblestone fire adds a focal position with loads of character and is bound to be very popular on individuals chilly evenings. Furthermore, the massive format pavers complement the modern home’s colour and character.


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