Winter is finally over – after a cold couple of months, we are all ready for some fun in the sun. Spring has finally arrived and with everything in bloom, many of us are wondering how they can improve and upgrade their houses and backyards to make them look more beautiful and functional. However, the most challenging part of doing backyard upgrades is doing it and not spending a fortune. Luckily, here we are bringing you some great, budget-friendly ideas for remodeling your backyards in order to give them a fresh, new look while keeping in mind the practicality and functionality.
Fire pits for warm, summer eves
One thing that is sure to take everyone outside on a nice, summer eve is the fire pit. We all like to gather around the fire since it’s so cozy and warm. You can bring your friends over, roast some marshmallows over the fire, play the guitar and sing along. Basically, it’s like camping, but in your own backyard. Building a fire pit from scratch can be an interesting DIY project, but you can also opt for a customized option designed and done by the professionals. The fire pit can be placed in your backyard or on your patio with a sitting wall surrounding it acting as a bench. What a nice and practical way to transform your yard!
Outdoor lounge as a centerpiece
Take your living room outside by creating an outdoor lounge. Make sure that the style of your outdoor lounge matches the style of your house to get a sense of cohesiveness and balance. Use some natural materials and go with the color palette that’s similar to the one indoors. Have in mind the seating arrangement and make sure there’s enough space for everything since you need an uncluttered space to relax in. Of course, no outdoor lounge is complete without some potted plants and accessories. Add some curtains for privacy and voilà – your comfy outdoor lounge is finished!
Outdoor spa – the ultimate backyard paradise
Who wouldn’t like an oasis in their own backyard? It’d be great to have somewhere near to go for a swim or to just relax, but the square footage of our yards doesn’t always allow for something like that. If having a pool isn’t an option, consider introducing a comfortable 2 person outdoor spa to your backyard. You can choose between portable and in-ground models, and the sizes vary so you can get the one that suits your needs. Create an outdoor oasis by implementing this luxurious element that’s sure to be useful in summer, when the temperatures go up. Great for relaxing, the outdoor spa offers you an enjoyable experience in the comfort of your own backyard.
Outdoor kitchen – if you’re all about convenience
Tired of cooking outside and having to go back and forth because you keep forgetting to bring something? Why not take your kitchen outside? It will serve you well for years to come, not to mention the practicality of having an outdoor space to cook at when the high temperatures strike and you don’t want to warm up the entire house. You can merge it with your BBQ grill, throw in the fridge and some counters and you’ve got yourself a versatile, spacious kitchen for preparing delicious meals in summer. Very practical and convenient!
You don’t have to spend a fortune in order to make your backyard more appealing and functional. Every year, you can do several small upgrades, making it look better and better as the years pass. By doing some small, but significant changes you are giving your backyard a fresh look, making it look well-groomed and more welcoming to your friends and family.