Find the best budget patio ideas for a cost-effective garden

simple brick patio with small table and trees
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Creative budget patio ideas can transform an outdoor space. From simple DIY jobs that can make all the difference, to cost-effective materials and repurposing existing items, there's plenty which can be done on a shoestring.

Simple, but effective patio ideas start by assessing the space available and how to maximise it. Take a look below at our favourite steps for renovating or creating a new patio while on a budget.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.