Creating a nice and inviting patio doesn’t have to be time consuming or even costly. With a few tricks and ideas, your patio can look just as aesthetic as comfortable enough. If you are interested in upgrading your plain green space into a nice patio on budget, you need to steal the following ideas:
1. Savvy Patio Elements
The patio stands on concrete floors, making it a lot cheaper than usual patio flooring. The patio offers a large dining area with containers as base, and wooden table for casual rustic look.
The rest of the elements are built from available items at the house, while the fencing is made of wooden slate with wider gap between each slate.
2. Paint Your Concrete
Instead of using expensive flooring for your patio, you can actually repaint the concrete for a more fitting look to your other elements.
While it is totally on budget, you can actually change it into any other colors due to your occasions and seasons.
3. Vertical Mini Garden
Nothing brightens a patio like greeneries. To make this vertical little garden, you only need a palette that you can refinish in any color you like. Make the pot rings from used tin bucket and attach it on the palette.
Insert your small potted plants on it, and you have a happy little nook. It elevates your patio look while you can actually plant herbs for the kitchen as well.
4. Smart Sections
You can always have sections on your patio effortlessly. This patio makes a great example. Using the available furniture in the house, this patio now features several room shifts.
They use different chairs for each section, and the setting tells enough on which is the cooking area, which one is the relaxing and which one is the dining area. It is cheap and very fun.
5. Painted Planters
Concrete planters are great, but these palette ones are totally adorable. You can always repaint them to match your patio color scheme. While totally inexpensive, these planters are just as attractive as the luxurious ones.
You can also leave it bare naked for a more rustic look if this is what your patio is about. Of course, don’t forget to plant greens on it for the ultimate look.
6. DIY Fire Pit
Even a small patio can fit this small fire pit. Actually, you can always build one by yourself so you can adjust the size as you want it.
While it offers a nice comfort for the summer where you can exchange stories with friends, this is actually a nice upgrade to your plain patio.
7. Inexpensive Paving
Gravel and crushed rocks make the most casual yet inexpensive paving material alternatives. It creates a nice and relaxing combination to your patio seating area effortlessly.
In alternative, you can also use bigger stones with wider space between each, wider than usual, and grow grass in between. While it gives you the natural look, it is actually very attractive and dynamic at the same time.
8. Change Your Slipcovers
There are many times when our slipcovers turn too dingy to ignore. This is actually a chance. Use your colorful beach towel, and make simple slipcovers out of it.
Now you change the entire look of your patio by spending almost nothing. Anytime it turns dingy, throw them into the washing machine and reuse.
9. Rustic Light Hanger
While going sophisticated is great, you can always use this idea for your rustic looking patio. You only need two logs for both poles.
Then, hang your outdoor light on it, and you have a good looking dining area in your patio. It is inexpensive while easy to make by yourself too.
10. DIY Elements
You can always order custom furniture for your backyard, but this patio doesn’t involve custom made furniture at all. The bar table, which also functions as the dining table, is actually made of concrete blocks with wooden top.
The house owner grabs any chair available in the garage, and fits them into the dining table. Now you have a nice looking dining section without spending too much budget on it.
11. Crate Table
While it is really cheap to get a couple of this at the box store, you can also used ones if you have any available at home.
You can add the wheels to make it mobile like this one, and refinish it with any pastel color you like for a brand new look. It is easy, fast, and very cheap to make by yourself.
12. Simple Outdoor Seating
This nook makes the focal point of the small patio. The nook gets the entire good look from the DIY seating.
The seating is made of concrete blocks, which are cheaper than any other DIY materials, and is topped with foam pad for comfort. Choose bright colors for cover, and you get the magazine look.
13. Twinkling Outdoor Lights
Outdoor lights are inexpensive, but they are still favorite items for a patio. While it makes a great lighting for day to day basic, it fits best for celebration as well.
Use them to wrap your trees, or leave it dangling above the dining table. Now you have warm lighting to improve the patio look while you get a centerpiece as well.
14. Craft Cord Lawn Chair
Your dated lawn chair can totally get a brand new look with only a few inexpensive touches. First, you can refinish the chair with any color you like, but neutral is always great.
The outdated macramé can be replaced with your own creation using craft cord, like this in the picture. It looks fun, it is inexpensive, and it gives personal touch no one can get in any store.
15. Refinish the Furniture
This set of furniture was outdated and rusting. After a little cleanup, the house owner decided to refinish it with brand new color combination.
The strapping is DIY and inexpensive, and this little patio suddenly get a new look.