Backyard patio spaces are the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful weather, good friends, and make some amazing memories in your own backyard. Patios can range from expensive masterpieces for the ultimate gathering spot, to small personal areas that are enjoyed by just your closest family and friends. However, you don’t need to break the bank in order to create your dream patio space!

  1. Create a Garden Wall:

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Garden walls are a unique way to decorate an unused area! Consider planting a vertical garden, creating a trellis wall, or DIYing your own Moss Art. All three of these options can be done easily and can create an original decoration that only you will have. Make sure to plant some lemongrass to keep the mosquitoes away!

  1. Fix the concrete:

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Sometimes you have the perfect patio space, but not the perfect foundation. There are several ways you can repair, or just rejuvenate, your old brick or concrete patio areas. If your concrete just needs a quick refresher, consider painting it. Painting concrete adds a splash of color to the area, while still maintaining the original foundation. If it’s a bit more severe, consider tearing it up and restarting with a wooden deck. Prefer the wood look? Try interlocking wood deck tiles.

  1. Choose your lighting:

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Lighting helps to transform your patio space into an evening paradise. However, lighting can be very pricey and the more lighting, the higher the price. Solar lighting is a great way to help cut back on your electricity bills and can be inserted into almost any sort of lamp. Consider rehabbing an old chandelier and replacing the light bulbs with solar lamps. Or hang a strand of solar powered light bulbs and fairy lights to create a fun nighttime atmosphere!

  1. Create your own furniture:

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Get creative with your patio furniture! Use pallets, wood crates, or even cinder blocks to create your own one-of-a-kind patio furniture. Top your furniture off with fun cushions and decorate pillows. Just make sure that they are outdoor proof!

  1. Selecting a fire pit:

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Nothing completes an outdoor patio area like a fire pit. Fire pits create that magical atmosphere that can extend a party into the night with ease and fun. It can also be used for fun outdoor cooking and scrumptious desserts. There are two main types of fire pits, wood burning and gas burning. Wood burning fire pits offer an authenticity that gas does not, however it is much more work and you need to maintain a steady source of wood to fuel the fire. Gas burning fire pits require minimal cleaning and can be hooked to natural gas or propane line for easy use. If you choose a wood burning fire pit, make sure to check with your local authorities for fire safety prevention.

Outdoor patios can be the ultimate finishing touch to your new custom home. Speak with your custom home builder for some unique ideas to transform your unused backyard area. Visit www.joyconstructioncompany.com for more information on how to create you own personal oasis.

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