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5 Creative Uses For Hollow Concrete Blocks

From DIY furniture to wall gardens, we've got it all here

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Photography: @michelletritsikas and @maketogathernyc via Instagram

Whether you're building or renovating your home, chances are, you have a few hollow concrete blocks—more commonly known as cinder blocks—lying around in your backyard. Have you ever thought about repurposing these into something else? With creativity and imagination, it can be used in countless ways to add function to your home. Here are some ideas you can try: 

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Garden Planters

If you're looking to add a garden feature in your outdoor space, there's a smart and inexpensive way to do it—simply stack a few blocks over each other (there are no rules to form—you can even mimic a pyramid!) and use the holes to plant different kinds of succulents or vegetables (as seen in photo). 

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Outdoor Seating

This is a very cool and affordable way to add extra seating in your lanai! All you need are a couple of cinder blocks, a thick slab of wood, and a number of pretty pillows to create a new outdoor hangout! 

DIY Nightstand

Need space where you can store your bedtime essentials? Try using three large blocks to form a makeshift console table—two will serve as support while the broadest piece can act as the surface. For a sturdier piece, you can use cement to stick them together. Style as you wish afterwards. 

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A Patio Bar

For an outdoor drinking area that is easy-to-maintain and weather-proof, consider using a long and tall line of cinder blocks for a bar. If gray is a little too plain for your taste, feel free to paint it in bright colors for a more lively look.

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Furniture Risers 

Instead of spending a lot on store-bought risers, you can use cinder blocks—it doesn't cost a lot and it adds a nice rustic touch to your home, too. As an added bonus, you can use the holes underneath to store a few pairs of shoes.

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