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27th August 2017

5 Tips To Paving Your Patio On A Budget

Paving Your Patio On A Budget

 

Of course, the extra money helps produce incredible results but it is not necessary for you to spend a fortune on paving your patio. You can reap satisfactory results without spending through the nose. Without beating around the bush any further, here are 5 tips to paving your patio on a budget! For more information on paving your patio on a budget, do consider visiting the site, infinitepaving.com.

Tip 1: Using gravel to great benefits

Forget everything you know about patios and decks and the various materials that are used to pave them. If you are strapped for cash, you can instead opt to gravel the patio area. Isn’t it wonderful that you won’t have to spend a dime on maintaining the graveled floor? If you are looking for ways to enhance the area, you can consider mixing in colored glass. The gravel floor will also allow you to get creative with your furniture. Now, the area only needs a canopy and it will serve as a fully-functioning patio area!

patio on a budget using gravel

Tip 2: Use salvaged materials

It is certainly nice that eclectic style is trending these days. So, what does that mean for you? Well, it means that you can basically use anything to pave your patio. You are free to use traditional brick, paving stones, concrete, slate, granite, and other materials that can be found on home improvement store salvage bins to create your floor! You can get as creative as you like.

Tip 3: Buy it online

Not only is it more convenient to buy paving materials online, it is also relatively cheaper. Since you will purchase it from the dealer directly, there won’t be other businesses profiting from commissions through the sale of the materials, hence, making it cheaper. However, in order to get the best deal, you will have to spend time comparing the prices of the materials. Buying the paving materials online means that you have plenty of options, allowing you to create the outdoor space of your dreams. There isn´t a dearth of online sites and services dedicated to helping you find paving materials that fit into your budget.

Tip 4: How to refinish your patio

Let´s say that your patio is concrete and dull. How can you possibly make it more aesthetically pleasing? Well, you can easily stain, etch and stamp the concrete to give it different outlooks. However, if your patio cannot be saved and if you are looking to change it entirely, you should consider getting an asphalt patio; asphalt is not only more durable than most paving materials, it is also relatively cheaper.

Tip 5: Using scrap concrete

If you are looking for the cheapest way to pave your patio, you should consider using scrap materials such as scrap concrete, granite countertop off-cuts, scrap lumber etc. You can usually find these materials on craigslist. Or, you can also consider purchasing plain concrete pavers from your local big-box store.

 

Chatsworth Farm And Playground – A Nice Afternoon

Chatsworth

 

We won a family ticket for 2 adults and 3 children to visit Chatsworth farm and playground. I used to go there for day trips with my family when I was a child but I don’t remember there being a farm. I think we just used to go to play in the grounds and the river.

Kaycee and Ella enjoyed themselves although I think they’re a little too old for farms now! They did enjoy stroking the guinea pigs and Ant has told them if they can commit to keeping their room tidy for 6 months, he’ll let them have one as a pet 🙂

We took a picnic for lunch and the girls thought it was great when some chickens came to share it with us!

Chickens at Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

A rabbit at Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

A pig at Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Ella milking a pretend cow at Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Kaycee milking a pretend cow Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

A rabbit at Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Kaycee and Ella stroking the guinea pigs at Chatsworth farm

Kaycee and Ella stroking the guinea pigs at Chatsworth farm

Kaycee and Ella stroking the guinea pigs at Chatsworth farm

Baby goats Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Kaycee laughing at the chickens Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Ella looking at the sleeping pig Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Funky looking chicken! Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Chickens Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Ella pouting with her strawberry Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

 

Ant kind of smiling! Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

 

Ella eating a strawberry Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

Kaycee eating her lunch at Chatsworth House Farm and Playground

We did this day trip instead of a trip to the seaside (which was on the bucket list) seeing as we’d won the tickets. It was an enjoyable afternoon.
One day I’m going to go and actually go into the house and gardens. I’ve wanted to go since I was a little girl but it was always too expensive for our large family.

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