Modern Patio Makeover

I shared a little of this construction project on Instagram stories but it’s time to share it here. My clients had a spacious patio but not much shade and, because of the way it was laid out, not much room for furniture. I designed this patio adding, decking and a pergola for shade:

patio design plan: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade

and the contractor I work with made it happen.

Just to give you an idea, here are some before shots:

patio makeover before

see the step making the shaded area very shallow?

patio before

and here’s what they have now!! (same view)

patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade

We extended the patio out by decking over the narrow shaded space.

patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade

my favorite detail is the hidden door on the cedar plank wall. They don’t use the door often so now it’s hidden without being permanently closed off.

patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade

 

patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade patio after: cedar wall, engineered decking and a pergola for shade

It’s a beautiful, usable space now! I was so excited to create something out of nothing. I’m always talking about how our houses should work for us. This patio works for my clients now. They’re happy. I’m happy. Let me know if I can help you with a dreamy new space..indoor or out!

Because I know you’ll ask, here are some of the affiliate shopping links for this project:

 

Thanks for reading, friends!

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