Saturday, September 2, 2017

Backyard Remodel on a Budget

  Diana Smith has a great few ideas on backyard remodel on a budget. Check out some of these great tips.
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Did you always want to have an al fresco brunch in your garden and spend beautiful summer evenings drinking wine in your yard? If yes then that’s understandable. But, if you want these activities to be relaxing and easy on the eyes, you must remodel your garden landscape. This guide will help you get started, and soon your backyard will look like a palace worthy of a queen.



Make a plan
It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to garden remodel, but one thing you really need to pay attention to is the plan. Consider your needs and wishes, and then see if it’s possible to fit them in your space. Don’t even start creating a collaborate garden with all sorts of needy plants and trees if you work a lot and will not be able to tend to them daily. Instead, consider installing a big patio that can take your whole family and provide you with a space to relax without thinking whether you’ve forgotten to water the flowers. But, if gardening was always your dream, then prioritise flora over garden furniture and decor.



Be smart about plants
You can spend a fortune and a tonne of gardening time on a plant you really want in your backyard, but not all flora requires the same conditions. It's best to choose plants that are native to your area, and this way you’ll not only save a lot of money you can invest in improving other parts of your garden but also the precious time you can spend enjoying your hard work. If you need some help figuring out what plants are perfect for your garden, then check out flora guides such as this one. But, you must remember that your gardening success doesn’t solely depend on climate. Other factors involved are soil type, other plant life, animals, and many other variables. You can also choose veggies over some less functional plants, so you can have access to cheaper and better-quality food.


Provide seating area
For many people, this is the most important part of every garden, and if you want to spend some time relaxing in yours, then you simply must provide some seating. The budget-friendliest solution would be a concrete patio. They are cheap and sturdy, and can easily be beautified with some inexpensive concrete paint or outdoor rugs. Then you can set up your seating area with outdoor furniture such as sofas, chairs and tables create an atmosphere that will make every morning coffee and dinner party much nicer. There are many great deals by The Furniture Shack on outdoor dining furniture that is perfect for any type of al fresco dining and family reunions.
Light it up
If you're planning to spend many evenings enjoying fresh air and a cocktail or two in your garden, then you'll need some lighting to provide that relaxing and intimate atmosphere. You won't need much for this upgrade, only some string lights and an extension cord. Of course, there are many more options that are a bit more expensive, but for most cases cheap Christmas lights will do just perfectly (just make sure they are intended for outside use as well). And if you make your purchase after the holidays, you'll really save up some cash. Another great and inexpensive lighting option is solar lights. They require no electricity, only ample sun, and they can be places all around your garden.



Add some simple entertainment
Outdoor games are fun for all ages, especially for kids, so install some cheap horseshoe pit, a sand box, oversized dominoes, Jenga, or four-in-a-row. You don’t need to call a professional for these entertainment pieces, you just need to roll up your sleeves and get into DIY. These low-cost features will make your yard even more inviting and fun.

Spice things up with a fire pit
Fire pits are quickly becoming super popular because they can instantly transform your backyard area and create that warm and welcoming atmosphere. But, the most professionally installed pits cost up to $5,000 and that’s not something everyone can afford. Luckily, there are cheap DIY or portable options you can look into.
It might seem impossible to transform your backyard into a heaven on earth, but if you work smart and implement these tips into your project, you can create a beautiful, functional and enjoyable area without breaking your bank.




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