Has your something about your home been looking a little dull lately? Wanting to squeeze in one more DIY project before the weather gets too cold? Your backyard, specifically your patio, might be the best place to start. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, patios are among the top three features requested by new homebuyers. Everyone loves a good outdoor space to spend time with the family; here are some easy DIY projects to give your backyard the upgrade it needs.
Heat Up Your Patio With A Fire Pit
Want to still get the most out of your patio once the weather cools off a bit? Installing a DIY firepit can be fairly simple. Arrange some pavers in a circle and line the base properly, or if you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated, many pre-made fire pits are fairly affordable. If your town doesn’t allow for open wood-burning fire pits, there might be gas firepit options that you can use too.
Upgrade Your Patio’s Paving
If you’ve got a solid concrete patio, your yard might start to look a little boring. Instead, try sprucing it up with some DIY decking or paving. Use pavers or stone to create an interesting texture, or use old pallet wood to create a resourceful, recycled deck. Just make sure that you properly treat all your materials before using them to keep your yard family-friendly.
Spotlight Your Favorite Features
Proper lighting can make all the difference in the appearance of your yard. By installing lighting by areas you want to highlight and avoiding new lighting in areas you want to draw attention away from, you can control the exact look of your yard while changing virtually nothing. Be sure to spotlight sections you’re proud of and that you’ve put extra work into; it’s sure to be a conversation starter.
Upgrading your yard and patio can be as quick and simple or as intricate and detailed as you like. What changes would you make to your patio to make it stand out in the neighborhood?