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If you want to upgrade your outdoor spaces, all you need is a bit of time, effort, and creativity. When you don’t have a huge budget for improvements, doing it yourself can be inexpensive and fun. Read on for some ideas to enhance your property.

Why Upgrade Your Outdoor Spaces?

A welcoming yard, deck, or patio is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family. Outdoor spaces are not only great for gatherings, but you’ll also have a comfortable place to relax in peace by yourself.

Plant a Garden or Trees

Adding greenery to your home gives it a lush appearance and helps a home fit into the broader landscape. Plant herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers so you can eat what you grow.

Consider planting a native garden with plants natural to the local environment that attract insects and animals. Plant trees to provide shade on sunny days and create a container garden to enjoy on the patio or deck.

Use Furniture to Upgrade Your Outdoor Spaces

Furniture in neutral colors blends in with nature while brightly-colored furnishings add a vivid pop of color. Choose comfortable pieces to include on your deck, porch, or patio. Add throw pillows and cozy cushions to further improve the spaces.

Decorate with Flowers

One of the most creative ways to upgrade your outdoor space is to decorate it with flowers. Plant flowers in window boxes and place potted plants in strategic locations around the deck or plant them in the ground in flower beds. Choose annuals for bright, bold colors and perennials for flowers that will return year after year.

Attract Birds

If you enjoy watching birds, add birdhouses, birdfeeders, and a birdbath so you can watch them in their environment. Build a unique birdhouse or go shopping for a one to hang in the backyard. Purchase feeders and birdseed and install the feeder so you can watch birds from the porch or kitchen window.

Paint the Front Porch

Color has been shown to affect our moods. To improve your front porch, do some research into color theory and determine what shade you might use in your outdoor spaces. Paint the floor of the front porch or simply include flowers, throw pillows, or a rug with your chosen color.

Add an Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen is a trendy way to upgrade your outdoor space. It’s easy to entertain outdoors when you have a place for the grill, kitchen utensils, and a food prep area. Your outdoor kitchen might take up the entire patio or you could use a small portable rolling cart.

Add Shade

In the heat of the summer, shade is important for comfort when spending time outdoors. With a pleasant shaded area, you can read, relax, and nap out of the sunshine. A patio umbrella is a low-cost way to upgrade your space. You can also look for companies that offer sun sails and retractable awnings.

Upgrade Your Outdoor Spaces with Lighting

Avoid tripping and other hazards by installing lights. Lighting is an attractive addition to any outdoor space and it means your gathering doesn’t have to end at dusk. Hang string lights above the patio or install solar-powered walkway lighting.

These are just a few budget-friendly ways to upgrade your outdoor space. Focus on creating a welcoming space for friends and family to visit. Enhancing your home is a smart way to improve your property value and comfort.

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