08/22/2012 02:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Patio Ideas: How To Make An Old Outdoor Dining Area Look Fresh (VIDEO)

Editor's Note: This article contains advice that worked for one homeowner. Your home decor preferences and floor plan layout may vary.

It might be late in the summer, but it's never too late to give an outdated area a fresh look to create the ultimate outdoor dining area. All it takes is a few key pieces of furniture to make a huge difference in ambiance and comfort. And this great patio idea does just that, with budget -- and space -- to spare.

For instance, a drop-leaf table is great because hosts can quickly lift the extra piece to accommodate more guests when needed. Also, buying reclining chairs is a good way to save space because they can multitask as a spot to stretch out, or to use as a dining chair. A few pillows will add comfort and, of course, style.

These are just a few suggestions on how to give a patio a fresh look. For more ideas, check out the video above.

Click on items in the images below and scroll through to find some of the pieces used in the makeover.