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40 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

From planting privacy walls to doubling the size of your patio with pavers, these expert tips for small outdoor spaces are inventive, inexpensive and ready to inspire.

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Photo: Manolo Langis, From: Ecocentrix Landscape Architecture.

Get Outdoors

No matter the size, a thoughtfully decorated outdoor space can make a big impact on your home life. Whether you're looking for a simple spot to relax on the weekends or want to completely overhaul it for entertaining all summer long, we've got 40 budget-friendly ways to give your small outdoor space the makeover it deserves.

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Photo: Jessica Alexander

Add Square Footage With Pavers

If your renovation budget doesn't include thousands of dollars to pour a concrete patio, we've got the perfect solution: concrete pavers! For a fraction of the cost, you can double the size of your small patio and give your outdoor area a stylish upgrade. Learn how to lay your own paver patio, below.

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Photo: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Then, Plant Some Faux Grass

In love with the luxe look of concrete pavers with grass tucked in-between? Join the club. With the real thing comes along a list of expensive maintenance and upkeep, but all this can be avoided by going the faux grass route. We've got everything you need to know about installing artificial grass, below.

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Photo: Bellwether Landscape Architects

String Up Some Romance

Easily add a dash of romance to your outdoor dining area by suspending some inexpensive string lights. These lights come in a variety of bulb styles, from vintage to modern, and illuminate any outdoor space with glowing ambiance. Find more bright ideas for budget-friendly outdoor lighting, below.

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