Learn How to Build a Patio Porch
Expand Your Outdoor Living SpaceLearning how to build a patio porch can be a great do-it-yourself project to create additional outdoor space and curb appeal for your home.
We showed you some really dynamic patio porches in our patio ideas section. Now, through the following videos and along with tips and some must-know information, you'll be able to assess whether this is the right project for you.
The home pictured above has a very small porch and can be expanded by a patio area. The porch extension will not only create space for seating but also add to the appeal of this home.
The 3-D rendering above shows the same house but with a patio extension. The patio porch will be large enough to accommodate several people and landscaped for additional appeal.
Depending on the size, most patio porches can be built in two weekends. Although it requires a minimum amount of tools it is labor intensive. You will also have to handle heavy bags of sand or fill material and pavers.
Watch This Video: How to Build a Patio FoundationThe following video from Lowes explains the steps to creating a foundation on which to place the pavers. A smooth packed foundation that drains well is key to patio construction.
Watch this Video: Laying PaversIf you've laid a great foundation, this "how to build a patio" step of laying the pavers is the really fun part. This video is from Lowes.
Laying Paver Tips
We hope you found our How to Build a Patio information helpful. Please send us some before and after photos of your patio porch extension project - we'd love to share them with our site visitors.
To furnish your new patio porch, be sure to see our porch furniture section for more ideas.
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