Two things, many of us have nosy neighbors and have need for a patio space that is functional! Well, that was the case for me. So I planned out a design and created a modern outdoor space that addressed both problems! Check it out…


My side patio was a mess for as long as I can remember! When it comes to up-keep, a home is a never ending story…inside and out! This is the before picture.

First I removed all the rubble.

Next I cleared the area and leveled it I Boxed it in with 1x4s so I could pour the concrete.

Before adding rocks, I added conduit so I could run wires and have outlets around the patio.

I filled the frames with rocks and added rebar and mesh. It was a back breaking job to pour and finish the slab!

I was just one guy and had to mix as I went along. I did the two small ones one day and the larger box on another. Here you can see the slabs are curing. I added wind sails, they really make the space!

Another look at the wind sails.

I build seating along the fence line and attached a tall backing to it. All this lumber was 1×4 and 2×4. I covered the furniture with enamel paint for protection from the elements.

Patio furniture is made with a horizontal design, take a look…

Furniture painted with outdoor enamel paint for maximum protection from the elements!

The cool thing about this patio project is, it feels modern and welcoming. The furniture also serves as privacy from prying eyes. This is the space I created I hope it gave you some ideas.

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