Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Patio Cover

Four years ago, we had to take down our patio cover when we opted to update our siding with Hardiplank.  When we bought the house, it had an arbor type cover and we really wanted to have it completely covered.  I'm the plant fanatic, so my husband could care less about the back porch.  I'm pretty persistent though, and this year we had the funds to put towards the patio cover. 


It's not a small space without all my plants cluttering it up, but a little naked looking if you ask me...boring!!

Work Day 1...Wednesday

Work Day 2...Thursday

Work Day 3...Friday

Next week, they'll finish boxing in the overhang from the little roof part that goes over the kitchen window and put the shingles on.  We'll still need to put a rain gutter across the front, stain it all, paint the new Hardiplank and add the ceiling fans.  In the area where the little arbor is, we're going to take out the Esperanza's (hopefully to relocate), adjust the plant bed and lay down down pavers or something.  I'm not 100% sure what I want to do with that, but I've seen it in backyards when I'm driving and I liked it.  I'm thinking it will be a perfect place for succulents, but still have to do a little more thinking.  Those things might take a bit, but I will have updated of the almost finished project once they get the shingles on this week. 

It was WONDERFUL to sit under it Saturday and watch the rain!   I'm looking forward to lots of time in my new space.


  1. Oh my gosh honey that is so wonderful! I have always wanted something like this. You are a lucky girl and your plants and you will love this area!

  2. The cover looks great! I bet you are looking forward to a little more shade during the hot months.
    I was getting ready to plant my jewels of opar and thought of yours. I bet those little blooms can get lost in the bed. I'm not quite sure where to put it or I might just leave it in a container.
    Enjoy your patio!!

  3. Do you still have the same overhang today, Mandy? It would be great if you say yes! But I wouldn't mind hearing improvements as well. :D What I like about it is that it is an extension of the roof. I love pergolas, but maybe, I just need a break from seeing weave-patterned planks of wood all the time. Your patio cover is refreshing to see. -->Kip