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25 Before-and-After Patio, Porch and Deck Makeovers

Could your outdoor spaces use a refresh? We've got you covered with our best ideas for turning your plain patio, porch or deck into a lounge-worthy alfresco spot where you can relax away the day.

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Turn Your Outdoor 'Before' Into an 'After'

Sunny times — and the outdoor livin's easy. Each spring, summer and fall, our outdoor spaces become the spaces we most love living in. Keep reading for our best outdoor inspo and makeover tips to transform your patio, porch or deck.

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Before: Over Exposed + Under Accessorized

While a spacious, stamped concrete patio is a wonderful spot for soaking up the sun, this patio — with no pergola or umbrella — receives a little too much sun exposure for comfort on hot summer days.

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Photo: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith. From: H. Camille Smith.

After: Shady, Cheery and Ready to Relax

This patio is now a shady oasis for both people and pups with an 11-foot cantilever umbrella. A durable outdoor rug adds comfort underfoot while a colorful mix of weather-resistant pillows and throws cozy up the cheery turquoise Adirondacks. Shop our picks, below, that have this patio made in the shade.

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Before: A Drab Slab

Does this concrete pad look familiar? You may have one just like it in your backyard. A good pressure wash, tips below, can work wonders — or, click to the next slide to see this small concrete patio earn major style points on a barely-there budget.

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