Design opinion on reusing these brick pavers

lynn_8989March 27, 2012

We are pouring a large concrete below deck patio with a medium warm brown stain. There is an existing straight lined brick paver walkway that leads down to this patio (see photo 1) which also wraps all around the house through a narrow side yard garden to the front yard. As I removed 500 sf of matching pavers from this below deck patio (they were sinking), I would love to re use them in some way. Our immediate decision is what to put in the area just outside the under deck concrete patio because this area will tie into the brick walkway leading up and to the new circular firepit patio down below. It will be graded to be level with the patio with steps leading down a short slope to the firepit patio (see photo 2) The firepit patio will have a retaining wall made out of Belgard or Pavestone type of blocks. I wish I could do stone out there, but its just not in the budget. Do you think making this "landing" out of all pavers will look good? Should I incorporate these pavers somehow into the stairs leading down to the firepit patio below or into the firepit patio itself? I do not intend to pave the firepit patio - I would love to do flagstone set in pea gravel but again, I'm worried about too many competing materials. I would love your opinions! Photo 3 looks odd but I was shooting it from the deck above trying to see the shape of the "landing" area.

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designoline6(Z6)

Many image pics in my mind,but I am not sure you like.I try to post one or two.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 5:25PM
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    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 5:42PM
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    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 6:01PM
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lynn_8989

Designoline6, That was so kind of you! I really like version 2. You're so right - a curved brick path, as opposed to wide brick landing/patio is much more attractive. One more question, if you wouldn't mind -- how do people step off the porch onto a curved walkway in the middle of the patio? I've attached two more photos. The door near the end of the patio closest to the original walkway is the dog door into the unfinished storage room. The door in the middle is the main entrance to the back yard because that room is our den - fireplace, hardwood floors, big screen tv, pool table. That's where we all go when we have company.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 9:18PM
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