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Dreaming of an affordable outdoor room? We show you how to create a stylish paver patio -- and outfit it with low-cost furniture and decor.
At one time, the word patio conjured up images of concrete slabs and wasted space with no character or charm.
Featuring a natural, organic shape and pavers that mimic real flagstone, this new patio looks like an extension of the landscape. A retaining wall and garden bed form a contemporary backdrop, while weather-resistant furnishings and accessories provide comfort and style.
This compact gas grill provides plenty of cooking power (two burners with 2,000 BTUs) and efficient work space. If you don't have the budget or room for an outdoor built-in kitchen, look for a grill with side shelves for prep and serving space.
A table runner made from outdoor fabric is ideal for entertaining. This runner has a simple hemmed edge, but fringe or beading can add further interest. Add simple glassware and eco-friendly plates for a chic look. The plate pictured is nontoxic, biodegradable, and compostable, and is designed for single-use.