For the past few months, I’ve been slowly working on my patio. It’s almost to the point where I consider it done, so I thought I’d share how much the patio cost.
Before this project, an outdoor entertaining area would have totally overwhelmed me! But we broke it down to bite sized projects and now I honestly can’t believe this beautiful area is mine! I figure that with sharing the costs, it’ll hopefully help feel more doable to you too!
how much did the patio cost?
Let’s jump right into it. Here’s the full price breakdown–
$500 labor to lay the concrete
$22 stain for the pergola
$270.16 stock tank pool
$277.94 skid steer (to prep the ground fo the concrete pad)
$77.52 jack hammer (to break in the cistern that was under the ground. This is not a common cost for a patio)
$229.72 rocks/gravel (to fill the cistern, plus gravel on the side of the patio)
$900 patio furniture and rug
$400 swing and stand
The concrete is absolutely the unsung hero on the patio. It was also the biggest expense- almost $2000 with all the costs for prep and labor. To me, it was 100% worth it though! The concrete gave the whole space a foundation it was majorly lacking.
little by little
My favorite quote in the world is “little by little, a little becomes a lot.” It applies to all aspects of life, but definitely DIY too! This swing was the first project to be complete out here, and it definitely created a domino effect for the rest of the patio! It cost a bit more than I thought it would, but it is the coziest spot to swing the night away.
After the concrete was laid, I made my dreams come true with the stock tank pool! The sides got painted with cabana stripes. This is now our favorite spot to hang out on a hot afternoon! It’s kind of nice that it’s a smaller size because that means that an open umbrella completely shades it. Next spring I hope to add a pump to it.
Trying to get Don to float in the middle of the swan- lol!
While I was painting the pool, my husband installed the pergola in one day! It was pretty exciting seeing it go up!
Instead of a vast patio, there was suddenly an outdoor dining room! It felt intentional and special. Instantly, this became our new designated dinner spot.
When we stated on this project, the siding on the back of the house didn’t match the other exterior walls. We’ve slowly replaced and painted it. I still have a bunch of painting to do! Which might be perfect for when cooler fall weather arrives.
Want to catch up on any of the patio blog posts?! Here they all are-
shop my patio
Want to shop for something on my patio? Here are the links to everything.
I have a few more small projects to do out here. I can’t wait to take you through it!
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