The patio / shed remodel

  • The "shed" space below the four seasons porch and deck. Notice the 3 different sets of posts to h...
  • Another shot of the "shed" space below the deck and four-seasons porch...
  • The awkward "shed" is cleaned out to make way for a covered patio.
  • This was the view from the walk-out basement, heh
  • The view from the walk-out basement
  • The old patio "shed" situation
  • First glimpse of the outdoors from the rec room
  • Patio posts on posts on posts
  • Happy Easter. I'm taking down the crusty old ceiling under our dining room.
  • New support structure in place... Now, I've gotta put this patio back together.
  • Puttin up some rigid foam board to help seal up the dining room floor.
  • Patio ceiling covered with foam. Fixed (and moved) the bathroom vent. and got everything wired fo...
  • Plywood goin up
  • Hacked together these little panel lifts... Not perfect, but they're getting the job done.
  • Almost got the back yard patio put together
  • Spent the day wrappin this here patio beam... Almost done. Almost able to enjoy this space! 5 comments
  • Cafe lights up
  • Patio fans and speakers installed
  • This area below our dining room and deck used to be a makeshift boat storage shed... I've still g... 4 comments
  • Even after it was all opened up and functiona, the state of the patio floor was driving me crazy
  • The patio floor was really awful
  • Seeing this thing drive around under my dining room was mildly alarming
  • Patio busted up
  • Bit of concrete
  • Footings trimmed up. Rebar and forms laid. Ready for concrete
  • Ready for concrete
  • Loadin up the bobcat with concrete
  • Tearin up the yard a bit...
  • I wasn't expecting the nice brushing and edging
  • New floor!
  • New patio floor
  • They even cut out the giant, cracked landing under the steps
  • Patio floor: done
  • Starting to wrap the posts
  • Tops of the posts wrapped
  • Since the posts were staggered a bit, I built them all out to line them up
  • Posts mostly wrapped. Next: a floating piece of PVC trim to sit on the ground and paint

At one point, this space was a patio behind the walk-out basement. Then, it was converted into a make-shift, poorly built shed... We turned it back into a patio

Photos taken from October, 2015 to October, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa

Album added 3 years ago (Dec 7, 2015).