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While prepping your home interior for spring, don’t forget that your patio also benefits from seasonal updates. Refreshing your outdoor space doesn’t have to be a major renovation project; accessorizing with lively flowerbeds, applying a fresh coat of paint to your cover structure or concrete, or furniture re-arrangements can do the trick. Although these low-maintenance projects are a great way to enhance the overall visual of a patio, additional work may be needed to accomplish the image you are going for.

Here are a few budget-friendly ways to update your patio design:

Heat Up Your Patio

There’s something so irresistible about relaxing outdoors surrounded by dancing flames on a summer night. Your budget and climatic conditions may determine whether to invest in an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit. There’s no right or wrong choice, as both provide a focal point in your backyard as well as amplify your home by adding an amenity that is visually pleasing and practical.

Brighten Your Space

Outdoor lighting not only accentuates your patio, it is a necessity when transitioning from day to night time. Lighting also sets the mood, tone, and ambiance of your outdoor space, and can create a wide range of emotions. It’s important to consider the general mood and style you want to achieve when choosing exterior lights. A few of our favorite types of outdoor lighting are chandeliers, string lights, and lanterns because they make a big statement to a space, no matter the size.

Make a Splash

Adding a water feature to your backyard can mask unwanted noise, bring serenity to your outdoor space, and enhance the overall aesthetic. From traditional waterfalls to ponds, fountains, and streams, a water element brings elegance, vivacity, and dimension to any patio. Adding water can make a great impact from a simple fountain to an intricate waterfall overflowing into a man-made pond.

Add a Personal Touch

Adding or switching up the pavers in your backyard is a great way to give your space a new vibe, and you can easily accomplish a gravel-and-paver patio with a small budget and minimal time. Better yet, you can even install the paving stones yourself. Although this project can potentially require a little extra elbow grease, the result is worth the work. Due to the versatility of pavers, you can add your own personal touch and create a one-of-a-kind patio by mixing and matching colors and shapes.

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