One of the first things we are planning on doing when we move in is have a patio installed. We were thinking of waiting, but we have a 60 lb dog that is going to need to run around out back (we are also installing a fence, but that's not as exciting as thinking about a new patio!). We had thought about a deck, but since there isn't much elevation off the ground, I'd prefer something lower maintenance than wood.
So, here is our yard -
|Overlooking the back yard from the master bedroom|
|Taken from the far back corner of our lot looking onto the house.|
|Here is a look at our plot. The dotted lines are where the silt fence was in place. |
So, as you can see we have a nice sized backyard (at least for new suburban neighborhoods). We want to put in a patio and firepit to enjoy that space! Here are some ideas -
|Love the different stones around the firepit|
|Like the lighting feature and large sitting area.|
|Love the bench around the pit.|
|This is actually in our neighborhood and attached to a Rome. Love that it's big enough for 2 patio tables - great for outdoor entertaining.|
|I thought this one was neat since it was square.|
We are planning on getting estimates and I'll be sure to write about the process! I'm not sure if we are going to do pavers or stamped concrete... price and durability may dictate that decision.
What are you planning on doing with your outdoor space if Ryan Homes didn't do a deck or patio for you?