Before and After: 5 Inspiring Porch and Patio Makeovers » Curbly | DIY Design Community

Sometimes I wish I had a patio, just so I could give it a makeover. All of these outdoor spaces began as bare, not-so-inviting areas... but with a little imagination and some elbow grease, each one became something very special. In the makeover above, beautiful diamond-shaped pavers ground the whole space and give it a touch of modern glamour. The lights and fireplace also pack a big punch, casting a warm glow over the table. See more photos of this transformation over at Southern Living. Lighting plays a big part in this makeover as well. And bold colored...