GARDENING can be more hassle than it's worth sometimes.
But if you still want to spend time outside, giving your patio area some attention might be the way to go.
For the those of us that can think of nothing worse than getting our fingers dirty, having a posh patio is a great alternative.
This DIY whizz decided to give her patio area some much needed TLC, transforming it into a space where she can relax with her kids.
Megan's patio had seen better days and had become drab and dull after months of bad weather.
Wanting to keep costs low, Megan created a strict budget and took on the job herself.
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Before any real work could go ahead the area needed a good clean.
Months worth of dirt and grime had built up, making the area look worse than it was.
The first job was to give the floor a new lease of life with a lick of paint, which totally transformed the area.
She then cleaned off an old rug and added it to the space to add some dimension and colour.
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The DIY pro wanted a functional bar area, which she same from some cinder blocks and a slab of wood.
When it came to patio furniture, Hannah managed to bag herself a bargain.
"Make sure you're looking for clearance deals, find the best bang for your buck," she said.
To take the bar area up a notch she added an outdoor fridge, to make garden parties that bit better.
After some finishing touches, including some cheap bar stools, decorative pillows and a large umbrella for some shade.
The DIY whizz says she definitely isn't green fingered, so incorporated a few fake plants to add some colour to the space.
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