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Update Your Patio Without Breaking Your Budget

A patio is one of the most frequented place in a house. If you are one of the many homeowners who enjoy a good deck or patio then you must have sometimes thought of updating it but the money issues seem to push you back.

Decorating your patio need not be a hole-digger on your budget if you plan to update the look of it. There are many ways to do it without spending too much. Sometimes, the answer is just a can of paint, an added pergola or new cushions on your patio furniture.

These are some tips to help you update your patio without spending a fortune.

Install stamped cement as patio floors

If your patio’s floor is outdated and needs to be revamped to look new and updated, try installing stamped cement which is using cement but stamping designs before it dries making it look like tiles. Cement is durable and can withstand any harsh weather.

Change the arrangement of your patio furniture and accentuate

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Photo credit: bhg.com

Try moving around your outdoor furniture for a different look and feel. If you don’t have any center table, maybe it’s time to have one which you can buy cheaply from any home depot or score from a flea market. Accessorize with nice and big fluffy throw pillows for a more cozy look. Add some zen waterfalls for a more homey feel. You can hang wind chimes too and lanterns to add warmth and beauty at night!

Install a pergola

Photo credit: bhg.com

Photo credit: bhg.com

If your patio is just bare, you may want to install a pergola to add shade during the day.

Decorate your pergola

If you already have a pergola, you may want to spice it up a bit by hanging paper lanterns, tiny lights and even hanging plants. Drape it with a waterproof PVC coated fabric like the ones used in awnings and outdoor umbrellas to give you shade and coverage with it rains.

Photo credit: bhg.com

Photo credit: bhg.com


Photo credit: bhg.com

Photo credit: bhg.com


Add a fire pit

Make your patio lively especially during the cooler months with a fire pit that you may convert into a barbecue grill for those BBQ party with family and friends.

Add plants around the patio


Plant some nice flower-bearing plants or anything that you wish that will not look too bushy to add definition to the borders of your patio especially if you have an odd shaped patio.

There are many more ways to add spice to a knackered patio which are all within your budget. Sometimes, you just have to use your creativity!


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