Here are some small patio makeover ideas to help you transform even the tiniest outdoor space into a summer haven…

With space at a premium in cities, having an outdoor space is becoming a luxury. So, if you have a small patio or balcony, here are some ideas to help you make the most of that space this summer:

Throw some shade

Shade yourself from the unforgiving summer sun and boost your privacy with a garden umbrella or two, like this Design House Push Up Umbrella in stone (2 700mm) from Builder’s Warehouse.

Take a seat

Enjoy your morning coffee out on a bistro patio set and put your feet up after a long day on a garden bench.

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Finding seating to suit your small patio transforms it into an outdoor living and dining area.

Dine in style outdoors with this five-piece Indo teak patio set (R3 255) from Decofurn or add a splash of colour to a tiny patio with this space-saving cobalt blue bistro patio set (R1 200) from Mr Price Home.

When you don’t have a garage or garden shed, a storage bench is a practical storage solution for gardening tools and even the kids’ outdoor toys.

A classic example is this Keter Hudson storage bench from Builder’s Warehouse.

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