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How to transform your patio

Is your patio lacking something, but you can quite figure out what? Do you want to make it stand out, without having to burn a hole in your wallet? Well, you’re in luck! The Handy Squad have put together this list of quick, easy and fun ways to revitalize your patio without breaking the bank. 

Give it a clean 

While it may seem obvious, a simple cleaning of your patio will go a long way. All you need to do is whip out your pressure washer and use slow, left to right movements to expel all the dirt and grime from the pavers. 

If, like many of us, you don’t just have a pressure washer lying around, why not call the professionals? Not only do our team have a large variety of tools, but they can jet wash the patio for you! Why bother wasting your precious evenings and weekends labouring away, when our team can get the job done quicker and more efficiently? Request a free quote today by filling out our online form or give us a call on 0800-0-12-12-12. 

Pick out the weeds 

Yes, we know this step can be a nuisance. While block paving can look stunning, it runs the risk of weeds growing in the cracks. Weeds are ugly, invasive and can make your patio look as though it has been neglected. For this reason, it’s best to exterminate them. 

The most effective, yet tedious way to remove weeds is by manually picking them out with a picking tool or by hand. Be sure to grab right down to the roots, to prevent them from instantly growing back. 

Another easy method of expelling weeds is pouring boiling salt water on them. It’s a great, natural alternative to weed killers, and is a lot cheaper too. Just remember to only pour the mixture on unwanted plants, and the boiling water will kill whatever it touches. 

Paint the tiles 

One of the most effective ways to completely transform your patio is by switching up the pavers. However, if there’s nothing physically or structurally wrong with the tiles themselves, there’s no point in replacing them. Why not grab a few pots of paints, a paintbrush and let your creativity flow? You could opt for a bold blue or bright red, to add a pop of colour to your garden, or a simple dark grey, for a modern look. Alternatively, you could achieve a stone marble effect by combining black and grey paint, and applying it in layers with a sponge. 

Don’t want to get your clothes covered in paint? Why not let the experts do the job for you? Give your local handyman a call on 0800-0-12-12-12 or request a free quote today by filling out our online form 

Replace the tiles 

If the pavers are broken, chipped or just overall unsalvageable, it’s probably best to replace them. There are hundreds of different stones, tiles and slabs to choose from, all with varying colours, sizes and textures. If you’re lacking inspiration or don’t know where to start, check out our outdoor paving ideas for an eye-catching patio. 

If you need help laying your patio, why not call the Handy Squad? Our team of expert London handymen are polite, professional, fully insured and CRB checked, so you know that you’re in safe hands. We also have teams of electriciansplumbersdecoratorscarpenters and locksmiths, who can help with almost any task.  

Decorate  

Sometimes, the best way to uplift your patio is by letting your personality shine through and adding your own flair. Start by showcasing some of your favourite plants and flowers along the lengths of the patio. If you’re feeling bold, you can mix and match some funky pots, but if you’re going for a more uniform look, opt for matching or themed ones. 

If your patio is still looking bare, why not invest in a nice garden dining set as a focal point? It doesn’t need to be an expensive set – just one that will complement the patio, while also providing a place for you to sit and enjoy the view. 

If you don’t know how to assemble flat pack patio furniture, our team are happy to lend a hand. They can also help with other DIY and home improvement tasks, such as replacing cupboard doorspainting door framesboxing in pipes and replacing tapsRequest a free quote by filling out our online booking form, or give us a call on 0800-0-12-12-12. 

 

 

Disclaimer

At the Handy Squad we strongly advise that you always take safety precautions into consideration when undertaking a DIY project. We also strongly suggest that you closely read and follow the instructions, that are provided by the manufacturer, of any building materials, products or tools you use for your projects.

Our aim is to provide you with clear and correct instructions, so that you can easily complete any DIY project you desire. However, please note that the information we provide should only be used as a guideline and that some information within the text may not be entirely accurate.

When using our articles for information and advice, please note that it is your own responsibility to determine whether you are capable of undertaking and executing the task you wish to complete.

Before starting a DIY task, it is essential that you inform yourself of any existing building, gas, water and electrical works regulations. If you were to have any further concerns, we recommend that you complete additional research and/or contact the necessary professional body.

We also strongly recommend that a qualified tradesperson completes the relevant safety tests and checks on any DIY work you have completed.