1. Build a DIY Deck
If you have a lot of green space but need somewhere to display your Traeger grill and wicker egg chair, start your backyard remodel with a DIY Deck. A deck can instantly give your yard more functionality and ambience, while adding value into your home. Add a simple DIY deck on a budget with this step-by-step guide and continue reading for our simple but effective decoration ideas.
2. Roll Out an Outdoor Rug
To adorn your beautifully crafted deck, consider displaying an outdoor area rug to add in some colors and patterns and give your deck a new look, without committing to repainting/restaining your existing space. Machine washable rugs are probably your best bet for an outdoor space, especially if you have kids, dogs, or frequent parties/gatherings.
3. Add Decorative Planters
Liven up your backyard or deck with a few decorative planters! Planters are super versatile products that allow you to house a variety of different plants in a shared space and bring individual character and charm to a bleak environment. Of course, accompanying your planters with vibrant and colorful plants makes your space feel bright and inviting.
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4. Hang Solar String Lights
If you're looking to have a beautiful backyard, we recommend investing in some outdoor string lights. Lights can easily elevate your space and give your deck a warm, welcome glow at an inexpensive price point. If you have a little more money in the budget, we recommend looking into solar powered lights, as they won’t impact your electricity bill since they store up energy from the sun.
5. Suspend a Hammock
To take advantage of your renovated yard, suspend a cozy hammock between two trees for ultimate relaxation. If you don’t have two trees sturdy enough to hold a hammock, you can also purchase an affordable hammock with a stand to replicate the same cozy vibes.
6. Install/Build a Fire Pit
Roast some marshmallows on your beautiful deck, complete with a new fire pit. You can impress your friends by building your own stone fire pit or buying a budget-friendly metal fire pit. Either of these options will complete your picture perfect summer yard, but make sure you provide enough comfortable seating to make s'mores and sing songs around the campfire.
Further Reading and Final Thoughts
The inspiration for this blog post came from Tom’s Guide, awesome products to give your backyard a makeover under $50, so definitely go check out their article.
If you are feeling motivated to keep renovating after your backyard summer makeover, don’t forget to check out our blog post on how to make your home look expensive on a budget! We hope you enjoyed our backyard furniture ideas, summer edition. Check out the Rabell Podcast for more tips on backyard makeovers on a budget.