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6 DIY Brick Patio Plans You Can Build Today (With Pictures)

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Patios are a great place to set up relaxing hangout zones and get outside. For families, patios are the perfect place to host family dinners and have friends and/or family over. Brick is an excellent patio material because it gains a unique patina over time and can last over 100 years. Most notably, brick patios are perfectly doable by yourself or with a helper.

Let’s check out some DIY brick patio plans you can build yourself today.

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The 6 DIY Brick Patio Plans

1. Budget DIY Brick Patio by Lehman Lane

Budget DIY Brick Patio
Image Credit: Lehman Lane
Difficulty: Intermediate
Materials: Brick, sand, grit,
Tools: Wheelbarrow, shovel, level, tamper, tile saw, push broom, rake, rubber mallet

This budget-friendly brick patio is buildable for even DIY newbies, as long as you’re not afraid of some hard labor. The plan’s creator used reclaimed brick to save money, but you can use new brick if you’d prefer. With help, you can complete this patio design in just a weekend, or maybe a little longer if you have little DIY experience. Regardless, it comes out as a simple yet functional space perfect for your next backyard barbecue.

2. Brick Paver Patio by Today

Brick Paver Patio
Image Credit: Today
Difficulty: Basic
Materials: Spray paint, string, spade, rake, level, tamper,
Tools: Brick pavers, gravel/sand

This simple DIY patio uses brick pavers instead of real bricks, but you can use brick if you’d like. The plan was devised by a couple with minimal DIY experience, so it’s definitely one of the easier plans you can build yourself without lots of power tools or construction experience. The plan is relatively open-ended, and you can expand it to encompass any area you wish. If you build it to spec, though, you’ll have a super easy brick fire pit patio to hang out and host friends or family.

3. Level Brick Patio by Apartment Therapy

Level Brick Patio
Image Credit: Apartment Therapy
Difficulty: Expert
Materials: Wheelbarrow, tamper, hammer, tile saw, miter saw with a diamond blade, mason level, line level, spade, garden hose
Tools: Brick pavers, sand, rock, polymer sand, lumber, wood stakes, PVC piping

For folks with extensive DIY experience and some power tools lying around, this beautiful brick paver patio is perfect for your next outdoor project. Once complete, you have a unique patio that will age better than your house will. Brick is perfect for high foot traffic areas like patios, and you might even get some compliments on your DIY prowess!

4. Mortared Brick Patio by BHG

Mortared Brick Patio
Image Credit: Better Homes & Gardens
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Lumber, gravel, deck screws, mortar, and bricks
Tools: Sledgehammer, masonry trowel, circular saw, striking tool, and cordless drill

The Mortared Brick Patio is a great project that walks you through each step of the building process, from planning out the position of the bricks to scraping away excess mortar when you finish the project. Plenty of illustrations will help you follow along, and it isn’t that difficult to complete. The author claims that most people should be able to finish it in about 10 hours. It’s also extremely durable and easy to clean.

5. Easy DIY Patio by BHG

Easy DIY Patio
Image Credit: Better Homes & Gardens
Difficulty: Intermediate
Materials: Builders sand, PVC pipe, 2×4 boards, and flagstones, bricks, or pavers
Tools: Garden hose, spade, wheelbarrow, and broom

The Easy DIY Patio is a fun project that turns your patio into a puzzle. It’s an intermediate-level project that uses flagstones to create an attractive, natural-looking patio, though you can also use brick or pavers if you want a more uniform appearance. The author walks you through each step and provides plenty of images to help you know that you are doing the right thing. The author claims that you can build this deck in about 8 hours for around $400.

6. Backyard Stone and Brick Patio by Family Handy Man

Backyard Stone and Brick Patio
Image Credit: Family Handyman
Difficulty: Intermediate
Materials: Black iron pipes, brick pavers, gravel, stone, and wooden stakes
Tools: Brick hammer, garden hose, garden rake, and push broom

The Backyard Stone and Brick patio project is an intermediate-level project that almost anyone can build if they have patience and follow the directions carefully. The finished patio looks fantastic and will last many years. The instructions are clear, and a video demonstrates many of the more difficult steps. The author claims that you can complete it in just a few days for around $500.

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Brick is one of the most durable and vintage building materials available, and it makes a perfect patio. Over time, brick patios gain a charming patina that only makes them prettier. The labor involved might be a bit strenuous, but the end result is well worth it.

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