Apr 8, 2015

Goodbye concrete, hello reclaimed brick patio!

I've always loved the cottagy look that a brick path or patio creates.  Several years ago, we had the opportunity to collect some old brick from a fireplace that was removed from an older house in West Ashley.  I knew right away what I wanted to do with it.

Take a look at how we replaced our boring builders concrete patio with this amazing brick.



Replacing concrete patio with brick for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady


Replacing concrete patio with brick for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady


Replacing concrete patio with brick for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady

Removing the concrete was a loud, grueling process.


Replacing concrete patio with brick for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady


Replacing concrete patio with brick for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady


Replacing concrete patio with brick in double basket weave pattern for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady


Replacing concrete patio with brick in double basket weave pattern for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady


Replacing concrete patio with brick in double basket weave pattern for a cottage look and feel | The Lowcountry Lady

I love how it turned out!


Brick patio and pergola with cafe lights | The Lowcountry Lady

And, we've since added the pergola to add warmth and make it feel a bit more like an outdoor room. :)


We're thinking of adding a trellis for the Jasmine to grow on to create a little privacy on the street side.  What do you think?

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the look of your new brick patio! I have a cement pad in my backyard as well, but I have always thought that it looks bad. It would be so nice to be able to get the cement taken out and then put in a nice patio like this. Then I would be able to have an awning and add some nice furniture to it so that it looked really nice like yours. I am sure it will add a lot to my home and help to make it look better. Thank you for the great post! http://lifestylepatios.com/services/patios/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words, Julie! We love the patio and often receive complements from visitors. :)

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