Small Patio? Don’t Skimp On Luxury — Here’s How To Make Your Space Epic


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I didn't realize that just changing the flooring of an outdoor space could add so much luxury, but now I'm a convert.

A tiny patio doesn't have to be an outdoor closet for all the things you would normally put in a big ol' yard. But at the same time, such small spaces don't usually seem worthy of fancy-pants design budgets, am I right?

I mean, how much can you really do with a couple square feet? The answer is a lot, actually. This patio paver renovation proves that sometimes, one change can make an epic difference. Here's how it's done.

This is the patio before. Mismatched slabs. Wasted space. Not exactly a dream come true.

This is the patio before. Mismatched slabs. Wasted space. Not exactly a dream come true.

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But one bucket full of dirt at a time, the old patio shed its outdated skin.

But one bucket full of dirt at a time, the old patio shed its outdated skin.

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So fresh and so clean! It already looks so much bigger without the slabs and with a fresh coat of soil.

So fresh and so clean! It already looks so much bigger without the slabs and with a fresh coat of soil.

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After that, it was time for some gravel to make a water-draining base.

After that, it was time for some gravel to make a water-draining base.

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Once that was done, everything was smoothed out and some pavers came to the party!

Once that was done, everything was smoothed out and some pavers came to the party!

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Laying down paving stones in different shapes and sizes added a bit of interest.

Laying down paving stones in different shapes and sizes added a bit of interest.

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From here, it looks like a real-life game of Tetris!

From here, it looks like a real-life game of Tetris!

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Of course, some of the stones had to be cut into precise shapes for a perfect fit. Yay for power tools!

Of course, some of the stones had to be cut into precise shapes for a perfect fit. Yay for power tools!

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You know you're serious about your new stone flooring when you even jack up the stairs for flow and continuity.

You know you're serious about your new stone flooring when you even jack up the stairs for flow and continuity.

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Is it just me, or does this patio look a million times bigger, cleaner, brighter, and more inviting?

Is it just me, or does this patio look a million times bigger, cleaner, brighter, and more inviting?

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When everything was laid out, they poured sand over the stones to fill in gaps.

When everything was laid out, they poured sand over the stones to fill in gaps.

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They created so much room for activities!

They created so much room for activities!

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The before-and-after shot says it all. This patio looks like a million bucks.

The before-and-after shot says it all. This patio looks like a million bucks.

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I bet there are going to be some awesome gatherings in this space! For full details, check out the original post.

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