When the previous owner gut renovated the house, they added a concrete patio area is the backyard under the deck and a little further too. Basically it looks like someone dumped a truck-load of concrete, spread it into a cloud shaped pattern and called it a day. Since then it has developed some cracks and has even grown a small flower in the middle of one - Joe versus the Volcano style. We are going to put in a nice, square flagstone patio in its place. Like this one:
It will be about 16 X 12 feet and will give us new space to hang out and an area to arrange some sort of storage. OK, so maybe it won't look exactly like the one above (given the fact that it is a picture of a mansion with rolling lawns) but you get the idea.