Spring is officially here and as the days get longer and the nights become warmer, many are turning to their backyards as a way to unwind, relax, and enjoy this gorgeous weather. Rather than looking at your backyard as a simple space this year, we’re encouraging many to get a little creative and dive into small, easy DIY projects that will not only lead to an outdoor oasis but will also increase the value of your home.
All you need is a vision, a small budget, and a quick run to your local home hardware and home and garden store to get started. With these three easy and rather fun DIY projects, you’ll have completely transformed your outdoor space in no time.
Illuminate your Outdoor Space
Developing your own personal outdoor space starts with creating an ambiance, and there’s no better way to do that than with some lighting! Head on over to your local home hardware store and purchase a pack (or a few) of bright LED outdoor lights. While we prefer a warmer, yellow tone, cooler tones can also set the stage and create a relaxing vibe.
A quick project that can be completed in an afternoon, we recommend adding lighting around your garden, throughout your gazebo or along your home to really light up your outdoor space. Not only will this allow for Summer BBQs to extend well into the evening, but it will also create a nice return on investment, as homeowners have seen an average ROI of 50%.
Build from the Ground Up
A deck doesn’t just add depth and dimension to your outdoor space! It also creates an area to host family gatherings, cook dinner and soak up the sun. With this project, we encourage you to let your imagination flow and create a deck that will fit your family’s lifestyle. Whether that involves adding a level or extending your current deck, building a new deck from the ground up, or creating an entirely new patio or outdoor kitchen space. This is your project to get creative and design something that works for you.
While this project may take longer than an afternoon, the return on investment is worth the work! Many home improvement magazines and owners have confessed to recouping an average of 76% on what they spent to develop their backyard. If you ask us, the ROI and the memories created are surely worth it.
Elevate Your Landscaping
It’s time to get your hands dirty with this one! Potted plants, a home garden, and freshly cut, green grass can definitely go a long way. Not only does landscaping help to create a space that is more inviting for your family and friends, but it also increases your home’s curb appeal.
A quick run to your local home and garden centre is all you need. Pick up some bright-coloured flowers, some landscaping tools and, if your space allows, the beginnings of a small garden, and then spend the rest of your afternoon plotting and planting away.
It doesn’t take a lot to transform your backyard space! With some TLC to your garden and a few added extras, you can have a beautiful space to relax and unwind, all while increasing your home’s value. So, which project are we starting with first?