DIY outdoor sectional for only around 100 bucks and then just put cushions on it for a Friday night fire? Maybe add sand and a fire pit for that ugly cement block patio someone thought was a good idea in the new backyard.
If you're looking to increase your backyard entertaining space on a budget consider making this concrete patio bench. You'll put together the sides with concrete blocks and the top is a wooden plank covered with scrap foam padding and outdoor fabric.
Remembering this when i paint my new house — To get rid of paint fumes… add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to a gallon of paint, mix well. It does not effect paint color! And makes the whole room smell like vanilla when you’re done!