Here's a before. I know your diggin' the 5 gallon bucket on the porch. And the crammed up furniture. I keep moving it back where it belongs but two little boys I know keep rearranging.
A view from the top of the stairs.
Nearly ready for the pavers.
We used cap blocks for the border.
And the finished project. We used a polymeric sand to fill the cracks. This sand combines with polymers to make a solid but flexible filler. It's supposed to keep the insects out and keep the pavers intact. But it rained for a week straight after we installed this patio. I've noticed that the sand didn't set properly. We may have to scrape and vacuum out what we can and redo later this summer. We'll have to see.
See the baby grass starting to sprout around?
Don't be jealous of my gorgeous flowers in those pots!
Just use your imagination! That's what I do! ;-)