Weekend Project Series: DIY Patio

Posted by Melissa N. on 7th Jun 2023

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it’s officially the season for spending as much time outside as possible. If you want to make the most out of this time of year, updating your patio can be one of the most rewarding DIY weekend home improvement projects.

There are so many things, both big and small, that you can do to elevate your outdoor space and turn it into the only place you ever want to be. To get started, take a look at these DIY patio ideas.

DIY Patio Ideas

Simple things like updating your landscaping, replacing old patio furniture, and adding new touches can go a long way toward transforming your patio this season, but if you’re looking to go a little bigger than that, then consider the following:

Outdoor Kitchen

Your grill is likely the epicenter of your summer leisure time, but adding some extra elements to turn the grill area into a full-on outdoor kitchen can make it so you never want to make a meal anywhere else. Just think how much easier and more enjoyable your outdoor cooking experience will be with a sink, cabinets, a fridge, porcelain tile and beautiful granite countertops right alongside your grill.

Fire Pit

Fire pits are a great way to bring light and warmth to your summer nights. They’re a simple addition to your patio that will ultimately feel like an essential. The best part is that you can go easy and affordable with your fire pit, or you can invest in something more impressive and give it a unique look with natural stacked ledger stone.


Pergolas, gazebos, or other shade structures serve two purposes in your DIY patio project: They offer great protection from the sun, and they can add elegance to your patio aesthetic. Pergolas, in particular, can be incredibly attractive additions to your outdoor space, and they’re a lot easier to build yourself than you may think.

Patio Materials

Are you ready to build a DIY backyard patio? You might be surprised by how simple yet satisfying this project can be. And if you’re short on time, it can be done in just one weekend.

While the possibilities are endless, you still have plenty of options, even if you’re on a tight budget. Before you start, you’re going to have to choose which of the following materials you want to work with:

Stone Pavers

Natural stone tile and pavers may be the most attractive patio option of them all, but they do require a fair amount of work. You should also expect to pay a premium for the best-looking pavers. However, there is a range of styles when it comes to stone, so you can make this flooring option one of the most affordable if you do it right.


Building a deck is another way to beautify your outdoor space immensely, and the options for customization are greater than any other outdoor patio design. However, decking can be more labor-intensive than other options, and it will probably be more expensive. If you’re okay with the necessary investment, though, this can easily be the most gratifying DIY patio idea.


Gravel’s greatest benefits are how easy and how affordable it can be. While gravel may not offer the beautiful aesthetics of tile or carpet, that doesn’t mean it can’t look nice, especially when you add furniture and entertainment to your space with all that money you saved.

How to Build a Patio

Building a patio on your own may seem intimidating, but it’s simpler than you might think, and you don’t actually have to do it alone if you don’t want to. These easy steps will help you get started on your backyard transformation project.


Take some time to plan out your DIY patio project. First, determine the best location and size for your patio. Then, decide which material will suit the space and fit your budget. After that, you’ll want to create a list of the materials and equipment you’re going to need.

Shopping Materials Online at Home Outlet

Acquiring the materials you need for your new patio has never been faster or more convenient than with Home Outlet’s online store. Take a look at our huge selection of pebble mosaic tile, ledger tile, outdoor kitchens, and other patio materials before going anywhere else.

Consider our indoor/outdoor carpet to add an air of comfort, inviting your guests to relax and stay awhile. When you pair carpet with our elegant French doors, you’ll enjoy a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces.

Consulting with Home Outlet’s Planning Team

You may not be an expert — yet — at designing and building patios, but the professionals at Home Outlet will offer advice and steer you in the right direction. Make sure to reach out to us before you get started on your project.

Laying Ground Material

The process of laying your ground material can seem complicated and overwhelming at first. Before you start, work with the planning team at Home Outlet. We’ll help you break that process down into easy steps that will make you feel far more confident and competent.

Start Your DIY Backyard Patio Project at Home Outlet

Home Outlet has everything you need to put your DIY patio plans into action. Check out our online store and reach out to our planning team today to learn more.

The articles and other content contained on this website/blog are provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for any purposes. While it is our goal to provide you with up-to-date, relevant and useful information on a wide range of topics, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, concerning the reliability, suitability, completeness or accuracy of any of the information made available on this site. The articles and information contained on this site are not intended to provide legal, accounting or other professional or business advice and should not be treated as a substitute for the advice of a professional with knowledge of the facts and circumstances of your specific situation. By accessing this site, you agree that you will not seek to hold E.C. Barton & Company or any of its affiliates liable for any losses or unanticipated costs or assert any other claim based on your use of this site or on the reliance on the content contained herein.