Create The Ultimate Patio On a Budget

Elevate Your Outdoors for Under $1,000 with Home Depot

By: Malika Wichner

5-Piece patio furniture set at Home Depot

Spring is in the air, which means summer is right around the corner! Since it is unclear when you’ll be able to hit all your favorite outdoor venues, now is the time to finally transform your outdoor space into something you’ll never want to leave. Use Groupon Coupons and Home Depot coupons help you create your dream patio (and save some money at the same time).

Budget-Friendly Patio Furniture

The easiest way to upgrade your patio is with brand-new patio furniture. The first thing to do is decide how you want to use your space. Do you want to enjoy your morning coffee outdoors or need a place for a family meal? Once you know how you’ll use it, you can choose the right set for your space based on color, seating capacity, frame material, and more.

Note: Just like other home furnishings, outdoor furniture prices vary greatly depending on the material and size.

Patio Conversation Sets

Typically buying in a set is better for your budget than buying pieces individually. Conversation sets are nice too because you can get a cohesive look for minimal effort. Many sets come with seating, side tables, cushions, and even decorative throw pillows. So all you have to do is set it up and enjoy.

SAVINGS HACK: Find special prices on select patio conversation sets when you browse the Special Values section.


Small Outdoor Space Sets

The benefit of a small outdoor space is that outfitting it can be much more economical than a larger patio. A pair of conversation chairs or a bistro set, a small table with two chairs, would both be a great option. They’re made to be compact and comfortable, and are also less expensive than larger sets.

Patio Dining Sets

Probably the most versatile option for a patio, a dining set can be used for both cocktails and full meals outdoors. They are also the best option when it comes to price and the most seating capacity. The Home Depot has several dozen options that can seat six people for less than $800.

SAVINGS HACK: Dining tables tend to go on sale during spring savings events like Easter sales and Fourth of July sales. Check out or clever Savings Guide for more deal trips and tips.


Outdoor Chaise Lounges

Poolside or not, laid-back loungers are perfect for getting that resort-like feel in your own backyard. They’re perfect for sunbathing, reading, and relaxing. They start as low as about $50 and come in a variety of colors.

SAVINGS HACK: Open a Home Depot credit card and you can save up to $1,000 on your dream patio purchases.


Must-Have Patio Accessories & Decor

Have some extra in your budget? Let’s add some special touches to your patio, which can really make your outdoor space feel like an extra room in your house.

  • Patio Heaters: Expand the life of your patio with a small heat source. You can spend as little as $75 to make the space usable in spring, summer, and fall—even winter in warmer climates.
  • Fire Pits: Fire pits are great for gathering around and drinking, eating, or chatting no matter how chilly the night gets. Pits start at around $50 with many options in the $100 range.
    • Savings Tip: Wood-burning fire pits tend to be the least expensive to purchase and maintain.
  • Patio Umbrellas: Sometimes the outside is a little too exposed. Keep cool in the shade with this patio essential. Options start at around $50.
  • Patio Decor: Poufs, pillows, and pergolas, oh my! Spend the rest of your budget on these small touches that will turn your patio into an outdoor oasis. Be sure you choose outdoor-friendly materials; they are built sturdier to stand up to weather conditions and are slightly more expensive than indoor options.

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