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.


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!