Upgrade your backyard patio in no time.
With summer on its way quicker than you think, it’s time to take a look at some ways you can improve your backyard patio. No matter your budget, it’s good to dream of your perfect patio and then take little steps to make what you have feel like what you want.
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From new planters and benches to outdoor kitchens and firepits, kick your yard up a notch with these creative, comfortable backyard patio ideas. Whether you have a big budget or a small one, it’s possible to transform your outdoor space into one that welcomes the whole family, with room for plenty of guests as well.
- Outdoor Living Space
If you have the space and love to entertain in the nice weather, create a complete outdoor living space featuring a full kitchen, fire pit, water feature, custom waterfall, pond, hot tub, pool and eating, sitting and living areas, suggests HGTV. To further define your patio space, add a gazebo, arbor, or decorative bench for extra seating. A pavilion or arbor flanked by sweeping vines can welcome guests into a small garden tucked away. By having a full kitchen out or barbecue area on your patio, you can grill dinner and clean up all while chatting with guests.
- Decorative Stones
A stone wall offsetting a small English garden featuring cascading vines and flowers forms the centerpiece of this patio design. To incorporate more natural stone, create a fire pit and comfortable plush seating all around for those nights when you just want to roast marshmallows and tell stories. To incorporate environmentally-friendly elements, line your garden walkway with small recycled decorative stones that you have gathered from your surrounding property and woods.
- Private Spa and Pergola Retreat
Want to get romantic? Transform your patio into a private retreat featuring a stamped brick patio, hot tub, fire pit, and barbecue bar with covered arbors? Add a charming pergola with a decorative bench right underneath for sunning or reading in the shade. Add some climbing vines, suggests HGTV, for a boost of natural charm. No need to go away on a fancy vacation…instead try a stay-cation complete with private spa retreat for you and your honey.
- All the Comforts of Home
For the ultimate in backyard patio ideas, bring your living room outdoors for family fun and relaxation. Try a bluestone patio with bright colored, comfy padding on white wicker pieces facing a wall-mounted flat screen TV. Make this family recreation area really pop with electric lights, a stereo system, outdoor kitchen and fire pit. Family nights will take on a whole new luster with this approach!
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