Bargain Hunting for Accessories

Don't think you can transform a patio with discount wares? Think again. Take a look at these makeovers, from the bare-boned befores to the awe-inspiring afters.

Bare Built-In

With a built-in fireplace and plenty of patio space, this outdoor area is unappealing but has great potential.

Doused in Color

Yard-sale finds fill out the fireplace seating area. Orange-painted metal chairs add a pop of color, while an antique table offers a charming place to put a drink. Adding to the ambience are smart accessories such as a bright green planter and a clock that installs flush to the chimney.

Plain Porch

This covered patio is nothing more than a slab of concrete.

Intimately Gorgeous

Weather-resistant drapes, a table and chairs, and a soft rug underfoot extend the living space and create an intimate outdoor eating area.

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