Dustman Remodel - Patio

One of the most fulfilling projects of this remodel was a project that ended up being super cheap and super resourceful.

There was already a wooden patio in an alcove of the house beforehand. Well, I decided to enclose that alcove to shift around the flow of the house and make it more useable. While removing the patio boards with my mom, she noticed the opposite side of the board looked really nice. So instead of throwing them or trying to find another use for them. We decided to turn over the boards and use them outside the bedroom door on the opposite side of the house. So we stored them away until the house was pretty much done.

Then in the 2018 as the big projects were finishing up leaving trails of small projects in their wake, we pulled out the boards (and even many of the deck screws). We had to throw a couple that had severely warped. We bought a few more packages of deck screws. My landscape buy who edged the rest of the landscaping had put a nice flat bed of gravel where I wanted it. My trim guy helped me figure out how to square it up to the house. Then I bought a few more replacement boards. And mom and I finished up the patio.

Cheap like about $50 for the patio entirely (gravel, new screws, new boards)

And now every time I look out of my bedroom doors, the patio beckons me to the outside world where I can garden and get dirty to my heart’s content. Or sit quietly on it with a chair and a glass of tea. Or use it as a handy table for my uncle’s miter saw which I used frequently while building my fence this past fall.

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we found a well pit under the deck too which was a surprise

we found a well pit under the deck too which was a surprise

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so the old patio turned into this enclosed area with window doors.

so the old patio turned into this enclosed area with window doors.

and then outside the new bedroom doors on the west side…(see the patio boards lying there)

and then outside the new bedroom doors on the west side…(see the patio boards lying there)

we started the patio

we started the patio

and it’s just lovely

and it’s just lovely

Javon SteffenComment