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Cheap Patio Ideas

patioCheap Patio Ideas

It’s exciting to imagine spending time with your friends and family in a creatively designed outdoor area. Perhaps you badly need one right now. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend too much to create a beautiful patio space.

Here’s a list of cheap patio ideas and why you need to hire a local patio contractor to help you out. With a strategic blend of DIY methods and landscaping professional help, you can transform your patio into a comfortable space without breaking the bank.

Affordable Patio Ideas

Trellis Box Planter

Growing plants through a trellis box planter requires minimal effort. However, the process can be complicated. You can choose from mandevillas or English Ivy. You’ll find trellis boxes that cost as low as $50, depending on the quality and size. If you plant English Ivy, you’ll fork at least $80.

Outdoor Lighting

Lighting can greatly influence mood. Having said that, you can create a fun ambience in your patio through the use of the appropriate lights. A professional landscape lighting designer can help you find one that fits your needs and budget. A landscape and patio lighting can have a significant effect but it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Hardscaped Terrace

Also referred to as xeriscaping, this kind of landscaping requires minimal maintenance and is drought friendly. Hardscaping your terrace’s surrounding area with pavement and gravel is one of the best methods of incorporating landscaping with minimal maintenance requirements. The benefits of hardscaping includes creativity, low effort, and drought friendly style for the surrounding area of your patio. It may not be affordable upfront but you could have a lot over time if you choose this low maintenance design.

Japanese Garden

Keep in mind that a Japanese garden design includes less elements and that’s why it’s affordable. It offers a place where you can contemplate like a Zen garden. The layout of this type of garden can be costly but it all depends on the size. You can have a Zen garden for as little as $200.

Bird Sanctuary

Have you thought of investing in a birdbath, bird feeder, or bird sanctuary for your winged guests? These elements are great additions to your patio area especially when you choose materials that complement the design of your patio Charleston.

Multipurpose Furniture

If you have a bench or any multipurpose furniture, you can make the most out of your space. For outdoor spaces, you should find versatile furniture that is waterproof and foldable. You can choose from countless designs for versatile furniture. You can even switch things up by converting a bench into decorative one with potted plants.

Grilling Area

You don’t have to spend too much for a grilling area on your patio. You can cut costs by being creative on your materials. A grilling area can add a dynamic and fun space where you can enjoy and serve food and drinks

Patio Walkway

Create a powerful impression by adding a patio walkway. Remember that your budget will depend on the kind of walkway you want to have. In most cases, you will need the help of professionals to create a stunning path that you will love to look at in the coming years.


Call Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC if you need help in installing, designing, and maintaining your patio.


Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419