Using old basketball court for patio
I have an old basketball court in my backyard that our children used growing up. Now I would like to convert it into a patio, but it seems like too much flat space with no trees or shrubs around it. It is about 24 feet square. I do have my grill there and a two person wooden swing, plus a wrought iron table and four chairs. I just don't know how to pull it all together. Also it is at the very back of my house, and I might need a walk way to reach it, especially if I plan to do any entertain
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I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here. If it were me, I'd try to break up the concrete in some manner. Using a lot of flower-filled pots would help a lot and arranging your furniture in a conversation pit style would help. Also, consider looking for an outdoor rug to soften the environment and add color. They come in all types and last forever outdoors. You can see a lot of outdoor design ideas in our Decorating Gallery on the home decor section of We put over 50 photos of some of our best outdoor living locations in that Gallery.

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