October 2, 2023


My Sweet Home

Florida Home: Patio Makeover | Centsational Type

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We’ve been slowly fixing up our home in Florida every time we go to, and on my final keep earlier this month I gave the patio seating space a makeover. Anybody who’s lived in Florida is acquainted with the climate patterns there: winters are sunny and delicate, spring is perfection, summers are scorching and humid, and it rains a ton within the fall. I didn’t need to sort out this venture in excessive warmth and humidity so I deliberate this out of doors replace throughout one of the best time of 12 months for it, and gave this nook of our terrace a makeover whereas temperatures had been within the mid 70s.

I wrote about pale pebble panorama design concepts final 12 months in anticipation of simply this type of makeover. These sorts of low upkeep rock beds with tropical plantings are frequent within the space, in addition they complement the type of our older house so I refreshed our sitting space landscaping in an identical type.


Right here’s what the patio seemed like after I began, you possibly can see there wasn’t a lot that was thrilling occurring in that nook. I additionally didn’t just like the shade of cornflower blue the patio had been painted earlier than so I made a decision to vary that too.


This makeover required I dig out and haul away the previous rock earlier than I changed the brand new. It was a variety of handbook labor for me however with the assistance of a shovel and wheelbarrow I used to be in a position to take away the dingy previous rocks and blackened edging blocks and begin contemporary.


After 95% of the previous rock was gone we introduced in some sand to assist new 24″ pavers I purchased for a trio of potted vegetation to fill the area with greenery. I used further sand to cowl a lot of the current panorama sheeting, hoping that may maintain it in place.


We purchased 15 luggage of white rock from Lowe’s and layered over the the sand for a more energizing look. The final a part of the makeover was to color the patio. I energy washed it, then used a cleansing answer to wash and clear the floor.


I allowed the patio to dry a full 24 hours then painted the patio with Valspar Porch & Patio paint within the colour Seashore Dune. I painted the perimeters first then all the patio with a curler on a pole. I used one gallon for every coat permitting it to dry a full 24 hours between coats.



I’m so proud of the contemporary new patio area. That is the place I drink espresso each morning now. 🙂



We solely have the 2 classic patio chairs and desk for now, however I’ll be searching for an outside couch set to finish the area.

I’m additionally fascinated with portray a sample on the patio as an alternative of utilizing out of doors rugs because it’s plain to me, it wants one thing extra. Extra progress on this area to return this summer season!

Anybody else trying ahead to extra time outdoor in hotter climate? Spring is coming quickly, time to begin planning!

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