He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.

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When it comes to looking for a home for my family, I always want it to have a nice patio or porch area. In our current home, we are lucky enough to have both. We can sit and enjoy our coffee on the front porch in the morning. Then when the evening hits, we can move to the backyard where we BBQ and relax while the kids wear themselves out. One of the main reasons that we have this luxury is because we chose to live in the suburbs. But what happens when you want all of that and live in the heart of a busy city like Milwaukee? Well recently Reddit user My_DIY_Account ran into this problem. He had a space in his yard that was going unused, and since he lived in a more urban area, space is something that is very crucial. He debated on turning it into an extra parking space, but instead he decided to surprise his wife with a DIY patio. Check out the pictures below to see the full transformation. It’s pretty impressive!

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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For starters, the space was covered with ivy. So he pulled out the yard tools and got rid of it all.

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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This doesn’t even look like the same space with the ivy removed. Next up, he bought 6 – 4×4 pieces of Douglas Fir and cemented them into the ground. This would be the start of his fence.

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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He added little ledges to the 4×4’s so that he could make the fence follow a Venetian blind design. He did this so he could see out of his backyard, but his neighbors would have a hard time seeing in.

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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Another nice thing about the Venetian blind design is that it allows a breeze to come through the space, rather than sheltering that out completely.

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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For the horizontal slats, he decided to use cedar, which looks really good in that space.

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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He also placed cedar over the original Douglas Fir posts to make it all blend together.

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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Now that the fence was done, it was time to stain it. He also used Waterlox to ensure the fence was waterproof.

He Could Have Turned This Into A Parking Spot, But He Turned It Into Something SO Much Better.
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Now that the fence was complete, he wasn’t 100% done yet. It was still a nice space that offered a lot of privacy, but he wanted to make it an area where he could relax with his wife after a long day at work.

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