Cheap Backyard Shade Solutions
Add a backyard shade solution to your outdoor space with this temporary porch cover to make a big improvement for little money! I was shocked that this cheap roofing idea turned out to create a beautiful DIY backyard on a budget. Instead of buying an extra-large patio umbrella, we opted for a large carport canopy and now our entire family enjoys being outdoors daily! Keep reading to see our covered patio ideas on a budget!
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If you’re looking for budget-friendly outdoor decorating ideas and where to find the best outdoor umbrellas, keep reading!
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Covered Patio?
We would love to have a custom covered patio built, however, the design and features that we want would cost a minimum of $10,000. A covered patio is not a priority for our family at this time, so we decided to add a temporary patio cover.
Abba Patio has an Enclosed Carport with removable sides if you prefer to have more privacy in your outdoor area.
Covered Patio Ideas on a Budget
I searched for several covered patio ideas online and most of the canopy covers I found were too small for space we wanted to cover in our backyard. The outdoor roof solutions I found were also really expensive and more than I wanted to spend.
We already had a large cantilevered umbrella from Abba Patio that has proved to be amazing quality, so I knew Abba Patio must have the large covered patio solution I was looking for.
The Abba Patio 12 x 20-foot heavy duty carport is bigger than normal 10 x 20 carports, providing ample space. It’s terrific for storing and protecting trucks, boats, and all sorts of other expensive tools and toys. It also provides shades and shelters for outdoor events like parties, weddings, picnics, and other commercial uses
What I love most about the Carport Canopy is that it is free-standing. You don’t need to drill holes into your house roof or dig holes with cement fixtures. The Carport Canopy is a portable canopy but it still stays in place by using the equipment included.
The Carport Canopy is made with polyethylene fabric which is a durable cover that is UV-resistant and water-resistant so it protects anything under it from wind, rain, and snow.
The carport canopy frame is made with heavy-duty 1-1/2-inch diameter powder-coated steel metal which resists chipping, peeling, rust and corrosion and provides increased stability.
Assembling the Abba Patio Carport Canopy
Building the Carport Canopy was very easy and took less than an hour with 2 people. One person can easily build this carport canopy, however, it was easier and faster to build this canopy with at least 2 people.
Follow the instructions included in the package. We built the frame first by connecting the bars together.
The next step was to raise the roof frame up on the legs (this is where you might need an extra person).
We then added the fabric cover and attached the cover with the heavy-duty bungee cords.
Since our canopy sits on the ground, we did not screw it into place. We used the hardware included securing the leg footpads to the ground.
How to use a Carport Cover as an Outdoor Entertaining Canopy
–>>We use our Abba Patio Carport Cover every day!
I wanted a patio cover the our outdoor dining table that my husband built. He built a huge farmhouse style dining table, which I stained, and added some metal farmhouse chairs.
However, we weren’t using the table because there was too much sun in our backyard.
As soon as we installed the Abba Patio Carport Cover, we started using the dining space for every meal!
We also like to sit under the carport canopy to play card games at the table and I even use the space to work outside on my computer!
It’s really nice having the additional outdoor space that we weren’t using before. Now it feels like there is a bonus room in our backyard that everyone can enjoy!
Quick Outdoor Decorating Tips
- Bring the indoors outside. Bring indoor seating outside if you lack outdoor seating. Add pillows and blankets to your outdoor seating area to create a cozy setting.
- Create a mini drink station. Use a tray to hold drinks or bring a small stool or stand outside to create a minibar.
- Add plants. Even if your backyard has plenty of greenery, adding some flowers or plants will create a tropical, cozy vibe.
Covered Patio Ideas on a Budget Conclusion
Finding the best outdoor shade solutions and outdoor canopy can be frustrating because there are so many options available. I wouldn’t buy an outdoor canopy at Lowes because they can be over-priced and you are limited with options. You’ll find the best quality patio canopies and outdoor accessories at Abba Patio.
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Check out how we built an outdoor bar for less than $24!
Coming soon! ->> A Full Backyard Tour with all the updates we’ve completed in 12 months while staying on a budget!
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