If you’ve ever watched a home renovation show on TV and thought “I wish I could do that, but I can’t afford it”; well guess what? You can! Take a look at your backyard; if it’s a bit shabby and unkempt, or just needs a re-do, but you don’t want to hire a professional or want to give yourself a task, take a look at these tips. We’ll give you a few hints on how to make your backyard look like it’s taken straight from a garden magazine, without the crazy prices.
1. Work With What You’ve Got
As the old saying goes, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!” Sometimes you don’t need to go crazy in order to spice up your backyard. Work with the shape of your outdoor space, or continue the theme of your interior space and take it outside. Continuity and flow makes your home look like it’s designed by a landscape designer, without compromising your own personal taste and style.
2. Build A Patio
If your backyard needs a plec that will seat your guests for a dinner party, you can think about building a patio. It may sound tricky, but if you have the right tools and equipment, a good plan to work on and some confidence, you can build something in no time. Look online, get plenty of research under your belt, and start hammering away. Patios are a great way to amp up the value of your home, spice up your backyard and impress your guests when you have them over for a dinner party! Design one that flatters your space, and if you’ve already got one, you can refresh it by adding a lick of oil, to give it fresh life.
3. Water Features
Sometimes all you need to liven up your outdoor space is a focal point. Water features come in a huge range of designs and sizes, so there is every chance that you’ll find something to flatter your taste and budget. If your outdoor space follows a modern theme, consider a contemporary design with minimalistic embellishments; let the water do the work! However, if you prefer the design of a classic landscape, concrete fountains and statues resembling classical ancient figures are the perfect finishing touch. You don’t even have to put it in your backyard, you can put it in the front yard instead. They are a great way to make a statement for your home without overshadowing the rest of your garden.
4. Pantone Colour of the year (Greenery)
When you’re vamping up your backyard, it’s best to follow a theme. The 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year is “Greenery”, which is perfect to trickle into your backyard. Green is essential for a lush looking garden, and when your garden looks lush and healthy, you can add or deplete items without your backyard looking bare. For the most luscious looking garden, plant trees, grow grass and let flowers bloom. You can choose to have artificial grass if your backyard is too small, or you have pets. The options are endless, and you’ll be on trend with the latest designs without even trying!
5. Get Kid Friendly
If you have kids, it’s important to have things in your backyard that will keep them occupied and entertained. You can invest in a playground set if you have the room, but if you’re tight on space, you could do something simple like painting a chalkboard wall! Not only are they versatile and can go anywhere, but you can make them fit in with the theme of your backyard without taking up much room.
6. Make Some Space
If you’re overflowing with ideas, but you have no room to try them, you should consider taking things back to basics. Keep your grass even and your hedges trimmed by keeping regular care of them. Brushcutters are a great way to maintain a healthy looking garden, and if you’re trying to make room but your tree’s gnarly branches are in the way, chainsaws will help you get your garden open and free. It’s important to have the right power equipment to keep your garden looking nice and tidy, so invest in the best ones that are perfectly designed for your garden needs.
If you’ve been dreaming about renovating your backyard, but can’t afford a professional, or just want to challenge yourself to DIY, there are heaps of ways to make a statement without breaking the bank. Small changes make huge statements, and sticking to a theme creates continuity and makes it look like you’ve had a professional in. Get the right tools, get inspired, and get working; it’s worth it!