Amid the ongoing global pandemic against COVID-19, many of us are fighting another battle in our homes-the the battle against boredom. That is if you don't have children. I better not hear one more person talk about how boring this quarantine is or I'll lose it. But I digress...
If being stuck inside has you itching to spruce up your space, now would be a perfect time. Spring is here and the temps are perfect for hanging out on the back patio. Here are some backyard ideas you can take on to make the most out of this misfortune while preventing the virus from beating your body and your spirit. After all, if you’re already stuck at home, this may be the perfect time to tackle the backyard project you’ve always wanted. And even if you do have kids, they love helping, so this might be a great way to teach them some DIY.
With summer just around the corner, taking on a yard project is a chance to get outdoors and boost your homes curb appeal. Remodeling your backyard doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. With a few simple and affordable changes, you can create the backyard you’ve always wanted without spending a fortune on material and installation costs.
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Whether big or small, there are plenty of ways to make your backyard more of a desirable place to be quarantined or at least give it a fresh feel. So, are you ready to finally give your outdoor living space an upgrade?
1.Clean up your existing landscape and outdoor spaces
The first step in upgrading your outdoor area is to clean up what you already have in your backyard. Doing this will enable you to better assess your current situation and determine the backyard assets you already have. This will help you figure out the best backyard improvement projects for your home.
Start with mowing your grass. I've had a gas mower for years and it always seems to run out of fuel right before I finish mowing. Not to mention that every year it gets harder and harder to start. And when it is running it's so loud. To my own demise, I tend to ignore the maintenance like changing the oil, tuning up the engine, and keeping it gassed up. Well not anymore.
The Greenworks 16-Inch 40V Cordless Lawn Mower will give you a fresh cut look. This lawnmower can bag or mulch the grass depending on your needs. It has 5 deck height levels for different lengths of grass. Cuts up to 4,000 square feet of lawn on a single charge and super-quiet operation.
You may find that by completing these simple tasks, you can immediately enhance your yards' visual appeal and get some inspiration for how you can better use the space you have. Plus doing the simple things first get you motivated to take on bigger projects.
2.Build a DIY Patio
After you cleaned your yard, and you’re not sure where to begin with your remodeling, why not start with a deck or patio? A good patio or deck sets the foundation for any outdoor living area. This feature not only gives your yard a major appeal but also adds value to your home. So, the next step of creating your backyard retreat is assessing your current patio or desk situation.
If you don’t have a patio or deck, that needs to be changed right away.
If you’re looking for small patio ideas on a budget, consider building your own deck that you can adorn your backyard with cute chairs. Decks provide a wonderful place to lounge outdoors and enjoy your backyard. Making your own is an easy DIY task for beginners to tackles.
Bare Decor EZ-Floor is unlike any other decks you’ve seen. These decks tiles snap together in a flash and are so easy to install that kids can even DO it. These tile decks ultimately beautify your concrete slab easily and allow rainwater to run through. They are the perfect solution for that rooftop patio or deck you’ve always dreamed of and comes in a variety of colors. Best of all these decks are ultra-low maintenance, ultra-durable, and ultra-beautiful.
Once you’ve completed the deck, you can now focus on the decor theme.
3. Add an outdoor rug
Do you need something to jazz up your patio space without big expensive renovations? Consider updating the foundation of your patio with a large outdoor rug! Not only is this a great way to include a pop of color in your outdoor space, but it is also an inexpensive way to change up your space without having to go through the process of painting or staining a deck. By simply adding a rug to your backyard, you are providing cushioning to anyone walking on your deck with the added benefits of covering unsightly cracks and stains.
So If you are wishing to enhance the look of your deck effortlessly. Here you can find the perfect indoor/outdoor rugs for you! Their versatile rugs feature utilitarian design and are not only visually appealing but also ideal for your high traffic and spill-prone areas. Their indoor/outdoor rugs can be used on a deck, backyard, porch, patio, or terrace, and are available in a rich variety of colors and patterns to fit your personal style while impressing your guests with a fantastic casual sophistication.
4. Affordable outdoor furniture
Next, it is time to give you and your guest a place to relax with patio furniture that won’t break the bank.
If you enjoy having family barbecues, getting together with friends, or simply just working outside, then a table is a must for your space.
Wisteria Lane Outdoor Wicker Dining Set not only offers a high quality modern and style design but this black temped glass top table makes this wicker dining set look fashionable for your outdoor oasis. It also comes with deep armchairs and soft padded cushions to provide a comfortable and cozy seating experience for you and your family to enjoy. The wicker and tempered glass combination definitely creates a modern style for your patio and with its removable cushion, this piece gives you the option to change the look of your yard and make cleaning easier.
Flash Furniture Nantucket is another affordable and low maintenance outdoor dining option for smaller backyards and is just under 200$. Its contemporary style would fit nicely in any outdoor setting. The assembly of the table goes up in minutes and the chairs come fully assembled. The folding chairs are upholstered in a durable textile material, designed for all-weather use. With this, you ultimately get your outdoor living space from boring to appealing.
5. Add a fire pit
Courtyard fire pits are often considered an added luxury, but many styles are actually quite affordable and available at lower price points for improvement projects. Adding a fire pit to your outdoor space will provide the perfect place for an at-home date night or gathering around the fire with family and friends. Who doesn't have childhood memories of roasting marshmallows over the fire? Now you can bring those memories to your own backyard.
Here, TACKLIFE Propane Fire Table allows for an easy, clean, and safe backyard fire. Made from sturdy stainless steel it can be used as a side table or bar when the fire is not burning. Perfect for your morning coffee and your evening cocktail. Not only is this firepit convenient through its multipurpose functions, but it can also vividly increase your yards' visual appeal.