The $4,300 upgrade and climbing.

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What was all grass up to the front door less a small sidewalk is becoming a nice outdoor lounge area.
I built this 465 sf patio in the frontyard, designed it myself, did the block work myself and all the fencing. I also built the gas fire pit for those chilly nights. The only thing I did not do was pour the concrete as it was too big a job, just over 11 cubic yards. That includes the steps and 85' of mow-strip.
All the dead grass area is getting rototilled next weekend and will become planter. Palms, shrubs, rocks and lots of lighting. Next will be lots of potted plants, benches and a patio table with chairs and an umbrella. I plan on an all automatic sprinkler system to boot.
I love building this kind of stuff. Just had to share.
So far the cost is $4,300, but I figure another $1,000 for all the landscape.
Peace Out~

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Looks great Ron!!

I especially like the fencing and wall, did you use some kind of special brickwork for the base of the fence? Looks great for parties. I'd like to see it again when the garden is done...
Any plans to put up a scooter-like outdoor Ron-o-plex?!
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It looks great indeed, very cosy and comfortable. Should be really nice in sunny, warm weather.
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Nice work cracker! Just joking, I like wonder breads. My cousins do a lot a yard work too.
 

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Thanks guys.
No plans for a Ron-o-plex. As cool as that would be, I think the cost of all this, plus the fact we are redoing my daughters room, theres not much home improvement cash left. The brick work is nothing special. I used slumpstone, rebar in every cell and I grouted the cells also, very solid.
Neil, the best is during the chilly nights with the fire blazing.
Peace Out~

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