5 Inexpensive Backyard Ideas to Transform Your Home

A total backyard remodel can cost anywhere between $15,000 to $50,000! Yikes!

But just because you don’t have that kind of wiggle room in your budget doesn’t mean you can’t make changes to your backyard to make it a more beautiful place.

These inexpensive backyard ideas are sure to inspire you to make your backyard a little magical and a bit more peaceful.

  1. Bring in Plants

Even better, add native plants! These are usually more low maintenance and environmentally friendly. Since they’re native to the environment, they’ll take less water and they can help promote other natural fauna in your area.

Opt for perennial bushes to keep green around all year round and flowers that come back year after year. Bushes will also add texture and variety to your landscape with minimal investment.

But plants will also make your area more beautiful and relaxing. Studies show just ten minutes in nature can relieve stress.

  1. Add a Gathering Space

Creating an outdoor space gives you more opportunities to relax and enjoy your backyard. You can go big with a covered patio or a full wooden deck.

But even if you don’t have that much room in your budget, you can still create your own space. Get a fire pit and a few outdoor chairs, or even a small table and chair to create a coffee reading nook where you can relax.

And of course, nothing creates a more relaxing space than a hammock and a glass of cold lemonade.

  1. Get Shady

You can only enjoy so much time outdoors when the sun is threatening skin cancer every time you go outside. You can make your space more enjoyable, and more versatile by providing some shade.

Consider adding a patio cover, a tall tree, an ivy-covered trellis, or outdoor shades to provide some much-needed relief.

  1. Encourage Nature

Add a birdbath, a hummingbird feeder, or even a squirrel feeder. You can even get birdhouses that attach to one of the main windows in your home. The birds can’t see into your home, but you can watch a little bird family grow!

Encouraging nature in your backyard is a great way to help you relax and add a touch of magic in your life.

  1. Lighting Is Everything

Hang fairy lights between your home and your trees or fence or light your walkway with solar lights. You can also add tea candles in mason jars for a beautiful rustic touch.

No matter how you decide to light your property, it’ll make your space feel more relaxing, inviting, and magical.

These Inexpensive Backyard Ideas Help Create the Perfect Summer Sanctuary

Backyard remodels can be pricy, but they don’t have to be. These inexpensive backyard ideas can help you breathe new life into your backyard, without breaking the bank. Create the sanctuary you deserve, and enjoy it all summer long.

Looking for more creative ideas to help you make the most out of your property? Keep exploring for more amazing ideas.

Bella Duckworth

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid
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