Maybe you plan on hosting a family get-together at your house in the next coming weeks or just hoping to turn things around a bit. No need to panic, it is proven fact (maybe not scientifically) that you can liven up your backyard without spending money.
Some people don’t realize the hidden gems that are lying out back. The backyard is where we make memories that last a lifetime. Summer is nearly here so now is the time to get things ready for all the events. Best of all, you won’t have to spend a dime!
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1. Tighten Things Down
Yea, there’s no way you’re going to get around this one. Did you expect a magical recipe to ship your backyard into shape? Stop being a Lazy Susan and roll up those sleeves! Even if you have a nice layout complete with a pool and outdoor living room, you will need to keep your backyard clean in order to enjoy it.
Often times this is the only thing that house flippers do to turn a profit. Believe it or not, cleaning can actually return among the highest ROI! Think about the windows, patio deck, landscaping, etc. Use this checklist to make sure you get the most commonly forgotten areas.
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2. Rearrange Your Layout
This can be a great way to give your patio a refreshed space. It will seem like something entirely new and will change the way you see your outdoor space. Try a few different layouts until you feel like you have something that works. For future reference, opt for aluminum patio furniture because it is light and easy to move around. Read this to learn why aluminum is great for the outdoors.
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3. Add Decor
You can add small accents to your outdoor space to create a warm and inviting feel. Although you can find some cheap accessories at the store, you can also decorate with items you have laying around the house. Check the garage for old ornaments, novelty items, sculpture, artwork, etc. that you can use. Anything is fair game, even the flowers in your garden!
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About the Author
This post was written on behalf of Patio Productions by Cheryl Khan. Cheryl is a seasoned blogger, DIY fanatic, and an admitted designaholic. To get in touch with her you can send her a message on G+ or follow her on twitter @SuperInteriors.