Family desires a unique dining space

  • With a bare, brick patio as a starting point, the Frank family of Elgin would like to create a unique dining area they can enjoy.

    With a bare, brick patio as a starting point, the Frank family of Elgin would like to create a unique dining area they can enjoy.

  • Four high-back swivel dining chairs around a 48-inch umbrella table

    Four high-back swivel dining chairs around a 48-inch umbrella table Photos Courtesy of Northwest Metalcraft

  • There's many ways to display plants. A little creativity turned this privacy fence into an artful sight.

    There's many ways to display plants. A little creativity turned this privacy fence into an artful sight.

  • This patio or deck planter quickly adds landscaping to your yard.

    This patio or deck planter quickly adds landscaping to your yard.

  • Container gardens add color and visual delight to a bland space.

    Container gardens add color and visual delight to a bland space.

 
By Mary Frank of Elgin
Posted6/16/2019 6:00 AM

As you can see our yard is a blank canvas. We are seniors in need of a serious makeover.

We live on a corner and we envision some kind of unique dining area and planters with lots of color. We would also love a privacy fence around part of the patio. We enjoy reading the Daily Herald and seeing stories about past winners.

 

Design by Northwest Metalcraft

Expert: Nikki Bjorgo, nwmetalcraft.com

The Frank family has a large, rectangular, brick patio that is devoid of furnishings. It also lacks any nearby landscaping to bring color and coziness to the backyard.

Budget: $10,000

Suggestions

• We suggest adding a privacy fence then bringing in color by hanging some cute planters from it. You can also add a deluxe lounge planter.

• Add four high-back swivel dining chairs around a 48-inch umbrella table.

• To finish off the patio, ad two cushioned lounge chairs and an end table.

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