Improving the backyard is often something that’s left to last on the must-do renovation list, or something that’s left off the list altogether. Yet revamping your backyard is a good idea if you want to get the most out of all the space in your home. It could also boost the value of your home. A well-kept and furnished backyard opens up a whole new range of possibilities when it comes to outdoor living, recreation, and entertaining.
Fitting out your deck, patio, or courtyard area with new, cheap outdoor furniture is a fast way to revamp your backyard on a budget. Shop around to find a suitable deal on cheap yet attractive outdoor furniture. Comfortable outdoor furnishing such as lounge chairs and tables can make your backyard more inviting and make it easier for you to enjoy more time and entertain in an otherwise underused backyard.
Re-landscaping your backyard can be cheaper than you think. You can opt for recycled materials for building outdoor features or walkways. You can ask friends for cuttings from their garden; some trees and flowers can be easily grown from mere cuttings.
Start a compost bin to nourish your garden with scraps from your kitchen. If you must buy from the nursery, choose seeds over seedlings if you’re not in a hurry. You can also consider buying in bulk for certain nursery items such as bulbs. This can help you save some extra cash.
You can also consider repaving garden pathways, or be paving new pathways to completely change the look of your garden. Paving a garden pathway can be relatively easy; often, you won’t need to use any adhesive or specialist equipment. Pathways help you access different areas of the garden and they make a backyard more attractive.
Courtyard and Outdoor Living Spaces
A garden revamps can also be achieved by introducing a new courtyard or other types of outdoor living space, such as an outdoor kitchen, patio, or deck. These can be used to link to and extend your interior living spaces, so that you have access to a variety of living areas throughout the seasons.
Other than paving or tiling, you’ll need to add lighting and perhaps some shelter such as sails or awning. Shading is an important factor to consider when you’re building outdoor living areas.
Lighting is a simple way to make your garden more attractive and accessible at night time. Attractive outdoor lighting can make your house and garden truly stand out at night, creating an atmospheric space for entertaining or just for relaxation.
If you’re concerned about the costs of running these lights, use energy-efficient light bulbs. You could also look around for cheap power deals and switch providers.
You can use lighting around large trees, retaining walls, pathways, water features, and outdoor living areas such as patios and decks. To stay on your budget, opt for cheap lighting such as easy-to-install solar garden pathway lights.
Build Your Own Barbeque
Building your own BBQ can be a cheap way to create a new focal point in your garden without spending a lot of money. You can use the brick to build a barbeque pit or grill area. Take care when building your own barbeque; check that you’re following basic safety fire principles and obtain professional advice if you have any doubts.
It’s useful to keep in mind that you should always check with your local authorities about any required licensing before making any major changes to your home