Affordable Hacks: How to Improve Your Backyard
Outdoor Decoration Ideas on a Budget
Get Creative with your Fence. Got a painter in the family? Paint a mural or design on your fence! Use colors and themes that match house and backyard decor. This is not only a cost-effective way to upgrade your backyard, and bond with the family at the same time.
Minimize Grass with Artificial Grass. This is a great way to neaten up your garden and minimize your lawn upkeep. With artificial grass, you can make space for outdoor fountains, pathways, and dining areas.
Add a Hammock. Nothing completes a summer day like a relaxing nap in your hammock. A treat for both adults and children, a hammock can be quickly and securely fashioned between two trees of a hammock stand.
Create a Low-Maintenance Garden. Use only plants that are easy to maintain and grow. Bushes and trees are hardier and generally less expensive than exotic flowers and delicate ferns.
Backyard Spa Ideas
If you have a jacuzzi or hot tub, then you’re halfway there! However, for those of us with smaller backyards, where jacuzzis are not an option, we have to find other ways to create that home spa experience. Take design notes from your favorite spa and mimic similar concepts such as running fountains, stone paths, and LED solar wind chimes. Besides decorations, some of the must-have equipment should include:
An Ionic Detox Foot Soaking Tub. These relaxing foot baths detox the body while getting rid of fatigue and restoring energy.
Hacks to an Outdoor Bar
An outdoor bar will take any backyard to the next level! Regardless of the style of your bar, a beautiful display of drinks will add excitement to any days off and elevate any spontaneous summer party that arises! Your bar does not have to be large or extravagant; it just has to be functional! Read this outdoor bar checklist to be sure you have everything you need.
Small Backyard Entertainment Area, Home Theatres
Whether you’re watching your favorite sports game or gearing up for your favorite summer blockbuster release, you can create the perfect home theatre regardless of space. Simply add a few blankets, pillows, and romantic lighting to set the ideal mood and viewing experience. A high-quality projector, access to the internet, and projector screen are all you need to enjoy the great outdoors and your favorite movie, all at the same time.
Create a Personalized Outdoor Activity Center
Invest in a backyard jungle gym, treehouse, basketball court, or outdoor yoga studio! Turning your backyard into an amusement park isn’t expensive if you’re creative. Start with a DIY tire swing or cost-effective treehouse! Lawn games such as golf and volleyball can be easily set up and disassembled in a matter of minutes.
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