I hope this before and after will inspire some heavy duty DIY. This project is not for the light hearted, but these homeowners did a terrific job of transforming their space from dismal and dreary to lively and pretty all by themselves.
They had to remove and haul out a lot concrete, but with some planning, they were able to salvage some of it too and cut a new arc in it to create a beautiful planting area.
I think these guys did a great job of mixing up materials to make an interesting pattern in the patio.
I think that their plan to create two separate garden rooms was successful. And I really like the textural planting that uses a good amount of dark leaved plants, which really pop with the white pergola.
All images by by Finstr and Found via brownstoner