Planter Boxes. Make simple wooden planter boxes to surround your patio on three sides and plant them with flowers and vegetables to bring the garden to your back door. Tomatoes, onions, peppers and herbs are nice kitchen garden plants in between roses, daisies, bee balm and zinnias for a colorful and bountiful patio enclosure.
How to Cover Your Patio with Paint and Make It look Like Tile This next project is along those same lines, but uses paint instead of stain. Find out how to paint concrete from the tutorial at Handmade Home .
Cheap Ways to Enclose a Patio. You can make your patio more comfortable and attractive with an inexpensive enclosure. Cheap Ways to Cover a Pergola.
So, I decided to go the cheaper route and make covers on my own, ones that I could wash often and that would dry quickly. I thought about using outdoor fabric then priced that out, and it would have been about $100 for all the cushions. Too much for me.
Break free and create a patio that moves you. Use paving stones, concrete pavers and even poured concrete to create movement in your backyard, both free form or geometric. 9. Concrete Pavers. Think of concrete pavers and paving stones like an area rug. Create a design or stain them in colors to make patterns. 10. Lay Your Own Brick
Measure and cut four pieces of 2x6 lumber to a length of each of the sides of the finished patio covering plus 4 inches. Place the four pieces together in a rectangle to form the frame for the porch covering. Align them on the patio in the way that they will be raised up to the posts.
A well-designed patio cover can enhance your outdoor living experience and increase the amount of time you spent outside. For any major outdoor structure, you'll want to work with a professional, like an architect or landscape architect, to make sure your building complies with city codes and is engineered correctly.
LINING IT UP I wanted to line up the patio on an axis from the back door of the house to the bird house, so your eye had a pleasing view. This meant ding a strht line between two stakes and using that as a center line as I laid out the grid.
How to Make A DIY Patio Cover. Lets start your project. This tutorial will walk you through every step. At the end, youll have a shaded patio that you built yourself.
An inside look as to how I came to build myself a patio cover. My 1st time doing some handy work like this. Click here for an update to this video. youtu.be