If you didn’t have to worry about a budget, your outdoor living spaces would probably include a pool, complete with a waterfall, an outdoor fireplace, and all the comforts and luxuries you could imagine. However, most of us aren’t working with an unlimited budget, but still want to make the most of our outdoor living spaces. Explore these budget-friendly ideas to get inspiration for your outdoor living spaces.
Create a Covered Living Space
Installing a pergola or planting fast-growing vines is a great way to provide shade and protect you and your guests from light rain. With a little covering, you may find that you can stay more comfortable and spend more time outdoors. Check out hardware stores for affordable DIY options and remember that even a basic frame can provide the right support for clematis and wisteria.
Add Light and Texture
You will be amazed how simply adding some cushions, blankets, candles, and/or lanterns can soften and improve your outdoor spaces. This is especially true when it comes to smaller spaces. As you shop around for accessories, look for solar-powered lighting options so that you don’t have to worry about wires, plugs, or batteries.
Install a Firepit
An outdoor fireplace may not be in the cards, but you can still create a focal point and gathering place with a simple and affordable fireplace. There are clean burning options that use gas so you don’t have to worry about burning wood and ashes. As a bonus, the fire will keep you warm and create an inviting ambiance.
Bring the Indoors Outside
As you look for outdoor furniture, opt for comfortable and lightweight pieces that could also be used indoors. You want to stay away from bulky furniture. An outdoor rug will help to soften the area even more and the addition of a side table will create the perfect outdoor living space.
Build an Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen doesn’t have to be an elaborate setup. Find creative ways to build food prep areas around your grill so that you can have all the supplies you need right at your fingertips and you won’t have to keep running back and forth.
For more money-saving ideas and help creating beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Care.