What would you do here?
yazfletch
July 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi,
This is the side of the house, no direct access to sprinklers and currently where our BBQ rests and stuff ends up. It's sad and neglected. Any quick fix/weekend makeover ideas are greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
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andj32
any pictures taken from the patio facing toward the grass? More pictures would help if you could.
July 12, 2013 at 7:21PM     
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yazfletch
Here ya go! And my outdoor models ;)
July 12, 2013 at 7:22PM     
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giniaginia
warm and woody
July 12, 2013 at 7:33PM     
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dank004
Maybe an outdoor chill station maybe put some comfy chairs things like that
July 12, 2013 at 7:34PM     
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giniaginia
comfy
July 12, 2013 at 7:35PM     
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nwduck
You know, sometimes a family just needs a little concrete slab on the side. Gotta put those things SOMEWHERE, and it's easy to hose off. The little wall pots in the post above would be cute. Or, can you get some of those planters that hang on deck rails to fit over the block wall, and put in annual flowers and year round trailing plants like ivy? A couple of pots near the grass with flowers? Maybe dad needs a secondary BBQ redwood slat table (you could use it as a buffet, or move into the yard for a bar.) And darling boy needs a cute receptacle for yard toys.
July 12, 2013 at 7:47PM     
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decofriend
The wood and woodsy look would sure be delightful. The benches and planters bring functionality and charm to the space. A wooden bench and a large pots with shrubs or plants could be another option.
July 12, 2013 at 8:01PM     
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Try to reduce the feeling of being in a tunnel by shortening the paving to what you need for grilling and adding a serpentine path with plants on both sides to yard. The tree branch should be trimmed back for more light and views. A fountain or sculpture should be placed on the back wall next to your sliding doors,
July 12, 2013 at 8:10PM     
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yazfletch
Thanks everyone! Great ideas, has me finally going with creative juices! Man it sure is ugly right now!!!

The tree is actually being replaced with something more manageable and less of a mess.
July 12, 2013 at 8:15PM   
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nwduck
I'd just like to chime back in and say no side patio is ugly with such cute models on it. :) Lucky you!
July 12, 2013 at 9:10PM     
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yazfletch
Aw, thanks nwduck!
Going to look into some planters for the end of the concrete by the grass. I will definitely post pictures of any progress.
July 12, 2013 at 9:54PM     
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