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10 Cheap Ways to Spice Up a Patio Without Looking Cheap

We’ve all seen the incredible patio layouts on HGTV and in home improvement magazines. Turning your patio into something that picturesque would be a dream come true. Those beautiful sceneries don’t come cheap, though, so it probably hasn’t made it to the top of your list of home improvements just yet.

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However, creating your own patio that looks like the photos doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways you can integrate affordable elements and make it look like an expensive renovation. Here are a few ideas.

1. Upcycled Furniture

Sometimes the only thing your patio needs is a little update to your existing furniture. For wooden lawn chairs, sand them down and spritz on a coat of spray paint. You can also try your hand at reupholstering your furniture. If you aren’t very good with your hands, you can just have a professional do this for you. It’s often more affordable to have an upholsterer fix up your furniture than it is to buy new items.