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{Easy} DIY Patio Options

Patios are the perfect hangout location for the summertime. I know that my family and I eat out on the patio as much as possible before the winter months set in. If you’ve been pondering adding a patio to your yard, here are some ideas about materials to get you thinking!

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Wood: Pro-Durable! And it’s possible to refinish. Cons-Upkeep. You have to reseal the patio each year. Wood is also susceptible to termites, rotting and molding.

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Composite: Pros- No resealing needed and it’s durable. Cons- You can’t refinish composite and if you live somewhere that gets really hot, you could be facing warping or staining.

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Stamped Concrete: Pros- It’s less expensive than natural stone but you don’t lose any of the beauty of natural stone. Cons-It’s not as durable as natural stone is.

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Wood Tiles: Pros-Super easy to install! (My 10 year old cousins figured out how to do it…) Cons-You’ll need to oil the patio every 6-12 months.

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Stone: Pros-Fairly simple to install and it’s sturdy any just about any kind of weather. Cons-Even though it’s not hard to install, it does take some muscle.

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Brick: Pros-A lovely, classic look and if you search enough, you may even be able to find the brick for free! Love me some free stuff! Cons-Difficult to install. Brick is also susceptible to salt stains and moss. And, if the patio is in direct sunlight all day, brick can be painfully hot.

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