I'm back from a weekend in the Catskills where we talked endlessly about renovation, furniture layout and colors for the country cottage. Essentially a dream weekend for me. My brother and sister in law are tackling a lot of the critical indoor stuff now like plumbing and roofing (aka nothing you really want to hear about) but the weather is turning warmer and they have a ton of outdoor space so we are looking for outdoor inspiration.
This round brick patio with pergola and firepit totally stopped me dead. I've never laid a patio before so perhaps this is just a bit too ambitious for a DIY but I'm smitten. Any master patio people out there? How hard would this be?
image via owner builder network + decomanitas
Speaking of firepits, isn't this DIY BBQ caddy adorable? The DIY tutorial is not in english but the photos make it easy to follow along.
A wood burning firepit is a definitely must have for them which I know is a fairly straight forward. The curved pergola might be out of our depths but the brick laying is a totally new thing for me. Maybe doing a square instead of a circle would make more sense for a first timer? Give it to me straight people.