Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Backyard

Let's talk backyard for a minute.  My original plan was to have this pool...

With pavers like this for the hardscape...

Under the California room that will look like this...

 But then Gary said no way on the pool.  So since I wasn't going to have concrete around the pool, I decided to do the patio under the California room like this...

But of course we have another hiccup.  Apparently, the county might require that instead of building the California room off the roof, we cut open the house run the joists from the inside of the house through the California room, which of course is going to cost more money and take more time (ARGH!).

So now Gary has informed me that we have to do a concrete patio instead of herringbone brick.  I'm still trying to negotiate this decision, but since I have a feeling I'm going to lose, I found some concrete patios that I think I like.

Maybe a diamond pattern?

I think I like this pattern of squares better though...

I actually kind of like this (except I'd do 2 gray tones, not the orange tones), but is it too much?


  1. You could always do stamped concrete too -gives you some more options! Good luck with all the decision making!

  2. I was also going to suggest stamped concrete as well. I like the rectangles versus the large square pattern

  3. Thanks girls! I actually don't care for stamped concrete so that limits my options. I do love the saw cut concrete look...just not as much as herringbone brick. ;)