Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Before and After: The Patio

When we first purchased our home about 2.5 years ago, we knew it needed some work. Nothing major, just some TLC.

About a year ago, my husband and I were sitting on the back patio enjoying the weather, and we were torn because there was football on t.v. We wanted to watch football, while still being outside. I think I said something along the lines of "We should put a t.v. out here." It was just a flippant comment.

But, my husband heard it, and the wheels in his head started turning. He began to think and dream about what a patio cover would be like. 

We looked at some, priced them, and they were way out of our budget, and I never wanted to pull the trigger. But, if my husband is anything, he is persistent. The subject was brought up at least 3 times a month, if not more. 

Finally, after my husband bid it out again, he found a vendor to build the cover at a really aggressive price, and I caved in. It looks great, and we are so happy with it!

The Before:
The deck

 The After:

We added strip lights inside 

The final piece, the furniture! I have been eyeing and lusting over this Martha Stewart set at the Home Depot for over a year! 
This has been the biggest, most expensive project we have undertaken at our home. I think this may be the final project for the year. This year has been the year of home improvement projects, and I think at this point, we are ready to stop with the house projects and enjoy what we've got and all that we have done.



5 comments:

alyssa said...

Wow, that looks amazing! It adds so much dimension to your house and it's such a great idea. I get that feeling all the time in the summer, especially when the Olympics or World Cup or something is on — I want to be outside but I want to watch the game too! They just feel like they should go hand in hand. Love this addition and the furniture is great too :)

Lena said...

It looks great!!

Denise said...

oh my goodness - I LOVE it!!
This is my favorite project you have done this year. That furniture is awesome and looks so comfortable. Plus, being covered - protected from the elements.

way to go friends :)

Kristen said...

holy transformation! what a difference - and i'm in love with that furniture!

Ashten said...

Love the new patio!