My father in-law Dan is truly the best. He's had decades of experience being manly and was the foreman in our backyard remodel and he recently added "fence designer & constructor" to the list. He and Matt built this fence is about 6 hours. Technically it might have been a little more since they laid the posts weeks ago and then bought the material the night before they assembled it but they woke up yesterday at 7am and within a few hours the middle part was done, and then, it was all done.
It provides much needed eyesore protection from the ugly alley behind the house. Yes, we cut off access that way to the alley since we built the fence in front of a formerly existing wider fence, but we did add another door on the other side of the Hannger that should we need to flee that way, we can. The material is Tek I believe which isn't real wood, it's heartier. We were gonna go for a grey color but I thought we had too much grey already with the pebbles so we went with this red color instead.
Isn't that fence just the icing on the cake? It makes such a huge difference in making it feel more private and welcoming.
The giant umbrella was a great idea. This is what the area looks like in morning shade but when that hot hot valley sun peaks out, it's gonna be very helpful.
water feature. I didn't realize how nice it is to have the sound of running water until we spent time at my in-laws oasis of a back patio (I really gotta do a whole post about it). Trust me, we need it being right next to a freeway.
I have ordered seating! It's a beast of a set and at a great price too. I'll write up a mini post about it when it arrives but the layout for now won't be a sectional like I'd planned since the space is so narrow. Instead, it'll be a long couch with two armchairs on either side. For now it'll have a coffee table since it comes with the set but eventually a nice propane fire pit. Along the wall, boxwood hedges.
That's our magical backyard so far friends. I am literally sitting in it right now enjoying the cool before it goes up to 90 today.