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Sam the Cooking Guy's Backyard Transformation

Sam the Cooking Guy's Backyard Transformation

Oct 26 2015

It’s Done!

My backyard is done, and it’s amazing.  But it’s funny how my feelings were about it along the way. 

I was excited for it in the beginning, and I mean super excited.  But as the work began, both my wife and I started to have questions and maybe even doubts.  We loved the yard the way it was because it was something of a sanctuary for us.  Quiet, serene – simply a place to relax.

I mean I’ve always wanted a proper place to cook outside.  Yes I had a grill and a smoker, but something more permanent was the goal.  And as we saw the changes start to happen, we got a bit spooked. Were we making a mistake?  Should we have left it the way it was?  Those questions were definitely running through our minds.  Change is always good, but getting there can be a bit of a struggle at times.  We kept saying – let’s just wait till it’s all done until we decide how we feel. 

And about a week the final pieces were in place – grills set, pergola installed and furniture in place.  After work one night we poured a cocktail, walked outside and stood…and looked. One simple word captured all of our feelings – wow. 

It’s still serene and it’s still a place to relax. But now, it’s so much more. And for what I do it couldn’t be better.   We broke it in with a family event 2 days ago and it was a pleasure to be in.  One family member texted:

I just love what you created – it’s the best spot to just hang and gives such a relaxing feeling

And I have only one misgiving about the project: why the hell didn’t I do this sooner?

View the full transformation in this time-lapse video:

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