Outside Patio Ideas On A Limited Budget
A patio is a lovely retreat; an extension of your house; the perfect option for utilizing your outdoor space for entertainment and recreation. Your patio ideas can be budget conscious and reality based. Consider your weather patterns and your traffic patterns and let these cheap outdoor patio ideas kick start your imagination. If your patio area does not exist yet, you have inexpensive options to create one. Poured concrete is the most common patio surface, but you can define a patio without pouring concrete. As for yard art, decorative touches do not need to be expensive. Broken shards of tile and pottery, arranged artistically, can brighten and enliven a garden bed. For the furniture, the cheap approach is surf and scarf. Surf the Internet for furniture that will fit well into your patio and your lifestyle. Once you know what you like and what will work, visit discount stores, big box stores, thrift stores and garage sales. Think utility first. See what is on hand and imagine how you can repaint, restore, recover. Then scarf it up at bargain prices.
Another cheap patio ideas is choose the lighting. If your patio area has a cover, you can add lighting by stringing inexpensive holiday icicle lights. For mood lighting or bug repelling, purchase glass light shades, the kind used to cover light bulbs on a combination chandelier and ceiling fan. These are inexpensive in home supply stores, and even cheaper in thrift stores. Or an umbrella and stand is a portable and adjustable source of patio shade.