6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Improve Your Backyard

The average backyard today is more than just a simple outdoor space. Over the past year and a half, homeowners have paid special attention to their exteriors, transorming backyards into beautiful outdoor living areas that are just as stylish as the interior of the home. If a backyard refresh is […]

The average backyard today is more than just a simple outdoor space. Over the past year and a half, homeowners have paid special attention to their exteriors, transorming backyards into beautiful outdoor living areas that are just as stylish as the interior of the home.

If a backyard refresh is on your mind, budget may be holding you back. But you don’t have to redo your entire yard — or break the bank — to make a big impact. Check out these budget-friendly improvements that are sure to get you spending more time outside.

Create defined spaces

If you have a place for dining, add an outdoor rug underneath the table to define the space and add some texture and color. And if you have kids’ toys everywhere, a shed or even an all-weather deck box can provide areas for storage.

Add some height

If you have a large, flat lawn, there are plenty of cost-friendly ways to add dimension. Landscaping boulders are great for this. Another great addition would be some glazed pots with colorful flowers inside. Other ideas include items like a birdbath, a geometric chiminea, a trio of planters, or a hanging garden wall.

Dress-up your concrete

Has your drab concrete patio seen better days? The good news is there are some inexpensive ways to bring it back to life. There are plenty of options of simple masonry stain can make a huge impact.  Another idea is to use tile. Slate tiles can give a more decorated appearance.  

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