Stefanie Schiada

Country Cottage Backyard Inspiration

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.

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