Outdoor Home Improvement Ideas That Are Affordable

by Rayanne M. Writer

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You bought a home not too long ago, and now you're looking at what to do with the yard. Chances are, you spent a good bit of your savings, and you're not trying to burn through the rest too fast. Luckily, you can do plenty of outdoor projects without torching a hole in your wallet. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired and transform your home's exterior.

Add a Wooden Deck or Patio Space

Does your home already have a deck or patio in the back, or was it built without one? If there's no one in the backyard, that would be a great place to add some character to your home. Building a small patio creates a nice gathering spot, and you can invite your friends over once it's done. Plus, you can do most of the work yourself as long as you're handy with basic tools. Then, it'll add to the home's value when you're ready to sell in a few years, and that's great news for your equity.

Convert Your Lawn to a Xeriscape Landscape

Nothing looks as good as synthetic grass in Tulsa since it never loses its luster, even in the heat of summer. It lowers your environmental footprint since you don't need to water it, and it always looks green. You also won’t have to spend time on maintenance as you would normally. Another way to add some character would be to plant a few succulents, and you'll love the way they look back there. If you live somewhere without a lot of rain, they're the perfect type of flora to add around your home.

Throw Down an Outdoor Rug

Sometimes, you're lucky enough to get a home with a patio in the back, and if that's the case, you should add a rug. That can make a huge difference to the space, and adding a rug is one of the cheapest projects around, so get to it. Look for a rug that matches the rest of your home's aesthetic and put it down on the patio, creating a matching vibe. Then, you can decorate on top of it by adding an outdoor furniture set, and you'll really love how things look.

Install a Few Stone Pavers

Does your home have a ton of grass in the back that looks so great you don't want to touch it? If so, then you should put some stone pavers back there, and you can preserve the lawn's beauty. Plus, you won't need to invest much in the pavers, and they'll stop the grass from getting damaged. Line them from the front and snake them through the back along the way to the patio. That way, your guests will know where to step while walking through the yard when you've invited them over for a BBQ.

Hang Up a Hammock in the Shade

Lounging in a hammock can be the best way to pass the time on the weekend ever, especially if you've upgraded the yard. They make it way more comfortable to sit back there, and you can enjoy all the hard work you've put into the rest of the lawn. If there's nowhere shaded in the backyard, you may need to install a canopy first. Yet, that's a small order if you're already doing a ton of work to the home's exterior, and it'll boost its value.

Put Up a Pergola or Trellis

Combining a pergola with a few trellises is a great project for the truly ambitious. Emulating a Greek paradise has never been this easy, and it's not a hard project if you're good with your hands. Plus, the pergola can go on top of the patio, creating an island of shade in the back. Hang up a few vines on the trellis to make the space a bit more verdant, and any guests will be sure to notice. They won't be too expensive, and greenery adds so much character you can't ignore it.

Upgrading the Backyard on a Budget

Working on the house has always been a great way to spend time, and you'll see a boost to your property value as a result. If you have a limited budget and an excess of time, doing most of the work yourself can make it easier to afford.

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