The time has FINALLY come! We’re putting in a backyard pergola! I’ve been planning this project since January, but life got in the way. So I’m really excited that we’ve started work! I thought I’d share some backyard photos and the patio plans we have.
First up, here’s what the backyard looked like about a month ago. The ground is full of weeds and gravel. Construction debris everywhere. The shed needs half of the siding updated. And, of course, nowhere to sit and enjoy the beautiful weather! But you can see the cute she shed behind it!
Want to see what we’re planning out here?!
The pagoda is the most exciting addition! It just arrived a few days ago and we CAN’T wait to have it up! It’ll give some much needed shade and structure to the backyard. It is 10’x12′ and is the perfect size to house a dining table and 4 chairs. They’ll go on top of this outdoor blue and pink rug. We might wire electricity so we can have lights over the eating area.
In the past month, the weeds have dried up and we started digging fo our patio. While digging we actually found an old cistern that we think used to hold water! It’s huge- 12′ x 12′. You can see the top of it- it’s concrete. Theres an tiny hole to enter and is a little creepy.
The pergola will go where this canopy is. Right now the canopy is providing shade while my husband digs in the summer heat.
The one thing we can’t figure out is what type of flooring to use. Our options are cement, pavers, or gravel. The cement will be a pain to pour, but we love how permanent it’ll be. Honestly, all of the options will be a pain to install!
My husband likes the cement option and I like pavers. I think they’re prettier and would be a great foundation. Gravel is both of our last choice. But it’s the easiest choice.
What would you do? I added a little poll if you want to vote. I’d love any input as we’re both a little stumped!
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