Small Patio Transformation
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Amazing Small Patio Transformation

Watch how this small inner city patio is transformed into one that is ready for hosting!

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Cheers to small spaces and big personalities! In this clip from “The Living Room,” Barry Du Bois is on mission to help Alex, who lives in a small inner city apartment, revitalize her tiny outdoor patio. Check it out in the clip below to see how they turn this tiny space into an inviting place to entertain!

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This inner courtyard space isn’t much to work with -- it’s even smaller than a parking spot -- but Barry helps maximize it to its full potential. His design includes a compact fold-down bar, which he has Alex assemble herself! The bar is created with cedar and pine, and it’s cut to length before it’s primed with a coat of outdoor paint. 

Barry uses a clamp to steady the wood and shows Alex how to drill it together. If you’re ready to take on a DIY project like this one, keep in mind that pre-drilling screw holes will prevent the timber from splitting. Prefer to purchase a similar fold-up table for your space? Check out this one from Amazon.


Toronto Balcony Folding Deck Table, Golden Teak

This sophisticated fold-down table will help you make the most of your outdoor space. You can use it as an outdoor table to eat on, or, one to serve cocktails from when you entertain.

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In addition to the bar, Barry installs a decorative plastic screen that can be dressed with plants.  No painting required. We think hanging plants add a ton of beauty to your outdoor space, and this set of 6 from Amazon is simple and sleek. They’ll work with any hanging screen or wire trellis wall.


7-Inch Black Metal Wire Hanging Planter Holders

These durable mental black plant hangers will set the stage for a beautiful outdoor plant display! Get this set of 6 and you’re on your way to maximizing your outdoor space.

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Barry also finds storage for Alex that can double as seating. This is always a great idea, inside or out, to find a multifunctional piece.


Storage Seat, Stoney Gray

This simple storage seat does as the name implies -- it stores items like cushions and garden supplies, and when closed, it can be used for seating.

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Additionally, by painting the walls with a brightly-colored low-sheen exterior paint, Alex’s space has the illusion that it’s bigger than it is. Take Alex’s story as an example: you can achieve great things in small spaces!

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