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How to Refresh a Patio on a Budget

Now that spring has sprung, many homeowners are taking advantage of the warmer weather with some outdoor projects. If you own a patio or deck, you may be preparing it for parties and other fun, outdoor gatherings.

The truth with an outdoor space refresh is that it can be very costly. This is especially true if you are looking to remodel or repair some damage. However, if your home already has an outdoor patio, there are some cost-effective ways that you can “make it new.” Here are a few tips on how to refresh a patio without breaking the bank.

Clean Up Your Space

One of the easiest ways to refresh a patio or “make it new” is to thoroughly clean it. It’s easy for a patio to get dirty or collect debris during the fall and winter months.

Take the time to clean off excess dirt and remove fallen tree branches or leaves. This is especially important if debris has collected on your patio walkways. Clear pathways are essential to ensuring the safety of your family and guests.

Add New Outdoor Furniture

Another cost-effective way to refresh your space is with some new patio furniture. What you add to your patio will depend on how you like to use your space.

Do you enjoy having family meals or dinner parties outside? Then perhaps a glass table with wicker chairs is right for you. Do you enjoy having friends and family over for pleasant conversation? Add some outdoor couches with a small table for drinks.

No matter how you like to use your patio, there is a patio set available to make it uniquely yours.

Provide Some Shade

In the warmer summer months, your family and friends will likely appreciate some shade. If you don’t have any shade-providing trees, add an umbrella or two over your table and other furniture.

If your budget allows, consider adding more permanent fixtures like a pergola or roof over your patio. These add-ons will ensure that you and your guests are able to comfortably enjoy the space while the sun shines.

Add a Fire Pit

A fire pit is another affordable way to refresh a patio while providing a nice focal point for your space. Your guests will love socializing around the fire while the children roast marshmallows. Ultimately, time around a fire is a great way to end those great summer nights.

Update or Add Lighting

Not only is sufficient lighting required for safety, but it can also be fashionable too. If you feel like your patio needs a refresh, update the lighting around your space.

Replace or add light fixtures to illuminate the best or most prominent features of your patio. Alternatively, you can string lights around your fire pit or other features to create a unique ambiance.

Build a Garden or Add Decor

You can effectively add aesthetic appeal to your space with a garden or floral arrangement. Building a small garden takes about a weekend to complete and costs less than larger renovation projects.

If you are looking to create a new “look” for your patio, add some pottery, lawn ornaments or other decor. Before you know it, you’ll have a fresh space for a fraction of the cost.

Regardless of how you like to use your home’s patio, there are many cost-effective ways to refresh it. Use some of these tips to get your space ready for fun times during the spring and summer months.

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