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18 DIY, low-budget patio ideas (if you're into woodworking!)

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Keen on woodworking? Then look no further than this list of patio renovation ideas!

Remodeling your patio may be the last thing on your home revamp list, but you're already low on budget and need some smart alternatives that will be easy on your pocket and efficient. The patio is an essential part of the home and can be enjoyed with family and friends on any day of the year. Not only is a stylish and comfortable patio a usable space, but it can be the outdoor entertainment zone you've always wanted. 

In this homify feature, we visit 18 amazing patios that are the epitome of sleek and contemporary, so whether your terrace has a view of the ocean or panoramic mountain sights or even just a crisp blue sky, there is a fascinating feature to suit your home and financial constraints.

However, the homify professionals are not saying that this is an overnight matter, you may need to think through all your must-haves to get your outdoor area looking amazing. But be sure to remember to:

- Go with one style and stick to it.

- Adapt your ideas to work for your space, budget and materials.

- Plan the upgrade overtime and compare prices before forking out any funds. 

- You can even DIY a lot of the patio aspects such as installing a stone tile floor, a wooden deck, planting your favourite blooms and buds or even building a pergola or braai area. However, there are some features where expert help is necessary to avoid costly mistakes. 

​1. Tile flooring

This is the most economical material on the market, opt for a neutral tone to look more stylish. In order and go for stone to keep your space looking fabulous and modern!

2. A wooden deck

Wood is clean, tidy and easy to install for a sensational terrace.

3. Simple style

Be creative and go for a simple garden that does not need much water or attention.

4. Organised

A clean and organised garden will remain attractive and chic. 

5. Seating

Wooden and concrete benches are always a hit, while you can always make the cushions yourself.

6. Concrete

There is something architecturally fascinating about exposed concrete walls.

7. Designate space

Use the different areas in your yard to designate space for a garden, braai and even a safe space for the kids to play.

8. Potted plants

Be charming with simple, flirty potted plants against your walls.

9. Economical

A wild garden can be very economical too.

10. Think shade

11. Eye-catching feature

A fabulous fountain is the perfect choice for this minimalist terrace. 

12. Pathway

Use large pot plants and small trees to create a pathway through your front yard. 

13. Vibrant tone

14. A weeping wall fountain

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15. Build your own grill zone

16. Use economical materials

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Concrete, brick and recycled wood are all cool and sophisticated when combined. 

17. Stone wall style

18. Go for a gorgeous pool

If you liked these smart and simple terrace upgrade tips, then have a look at 10 modern terraces and decks to inspire you

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