Backyard: replace expanse of concrete with ?
I have a big long backyard which consists of a pool, an old cabana, lots of concrete and some flagstone. I want to keep the pool and flagstone as is, and replace the cabana with a smaller arbor-like structure. My challenge is what to replace the concrete with. General thoughts:
* replacing all the concrete with flagstone will look good but is beyond my budget
* I think I want to extend the existing flagstone to make a patio area where the cabana is now
* ideas for the replacing the rest of the concrete include: flower beds, grass, resurfacing
* does anyone have experience with concrete paint? As it is low cost I am willing to give it a try and not feel bad if it doesn't work out
I hope this link works - https://picasaweb.google.com/yangcooper/House?authkey=Gv1sRgCNnsiI6K7p_UYg. The first two pictures are taken from the opposite ends of the backyard and the third is an aerial shot.
thanks in advance,