patio before & after
As is the case with home improvement projects, this one took longer and cost more than we expected. But we're thrilled with the result. No more toddler death pit! Just a wide open patio for lounging, for the kids to play on....for us to sit (on camp chairs for now).
Someone asked, and I wanted to clarify that this was not a DIY. We designed the space ourselves, but then hired a contractor to do the grueling work of busting out the existing concrete, leveling the space, filling in the pit and laying the tile.
The pit is now a planter with agave and various flowering groundcover. With winter temps in the 70s, we'll be able to enjoy this space immediately :)