Add a retaining wall and perhaps extend out the much detested concrete patio to create a more appropriate and visually appealing back yard seating and dining area. Bonus occasional seating on the retaining wall. Looks – at first blush – doable by novices.
Flagstone stepping-stones leading to the driveway provide an easier-to-navigate surface in a crushed-stone patio. They are also easier to keep clear of snow come winter. Using paver base Danny Lipford outdoor entertaining