Miss my deck! Any ideas to update and modernize my front patio area?

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Looking for ideas to update and modernize my front patio area on a minimal budget.

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  • Belinda Belinda on Aug 04, 2018

    Maybe paint the wooden steps in a bright color. I've done away with all hedges around my house.


  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 04, 2018

    I would use cement pavers, instead of the slate in the included photo and gravel to construct a patio. I would use a sand base first to level the area. It could be done in stages to keep the cost down. I included a pic so you can visualize the finished project.

  • Tanya Keel Tanya Keel on Aug 04, 2018

    Cut down the hedge and add long planters or benches. Put planter boxes on either side of the stairs wit something tall but not wide. Update the plants close to the house with something tall and flowery to draw attention. Update the umbrella with something that has a different color so it pops. Finally, I would put down some pretty tiles between the door and table.

  • Tanya Keel Tanya Keel on Aug 04, 2018

    Cut down the hedge and add long planters or benches. Put planter boxes on either side of the stairs wit something tall but not wide. Update the plants close to the house with something tall and flowery to draw attention. Update the umbrella with something that has a different color so it pops. Finally, I would put down some pretty tiles between the door and table.

  • Scarlett Butler Scarlett Butler on Aug 04, 2018

    Ok, first, I totally want your patio!! My home is patio-less at this time so I am engaged in patio envy!! Haha!


    An idea that comes to mind is to create some bench seating along the side of your house. It would add a clean, modern line and provide lots of seating. Here is an example:

    https://www.hometalk.com/36753720/diy-outdoor-sectional-sofa-tutorial-and-building-plan


    Your little staircase is a dream! I can see it painted in some neutral colors to match the cushions on your bench seat! Then add some matching planters... OK, I need to stop living vicariously through your patio. Haha!! :)


    Have fun!

    • Ellen Davis Dameron Ellen Davis Dameron on Aug 04, 2018

      Thank you for being envious. We just tore down a deck that covered that whole area and I'm just sick. I can't afford to replace it at this time.

      Thank you for your ideas they do sound intriguing

  • Ann Ann on Aug 04, 2018

    wow, such good answers-use them all

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