Before & After: Backyard Patio with DIY Built-In Benches

Smitten Studio

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Sarah, from Smitten Studio, and her husband, Rupert, recently bought a house in Los Angeles, and worked very hard to renovate it. With this big project complete, they now have the time (and space) to work on some of the smaller ones, like their backyard. According to Sarah, the corner of the yard pictured above was basically used as a dumping ground for old plants and furniture, and now with some custom built benches, paint and accessories it’s another full living area.

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According to Sarah,

There is a good amount of space back there, so I wanted to create a few different conversation areas. The benches create a natural lounge area, and I tucked a coffee table and some floor cushions around each of them. I also added a small cocktail/dining area in the far corner where we have been having our morning coffee together. The cement floor was in rough shape, so I added a large outdoor rug to cover it up but also to tie the space all together.
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Head over to Smitten Studios for more pictures and the full bench DIY.

Thank you Sarah!

(Image credits: Sarah Sherman Samuel from Smitten Studio)

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