Create an outdoor space that is expressive of your home’s personality with a few DIY projects designed to impress all of your guests. Here are five simple DIY projects for improving the aesthetics and practicality of your yard:
Raised flower beds are an easy and inexpensive way to add a burst of color to your yard. Whether you choose a perennial bloom or annuals, you can be assured that this effort will yield colorful results. When selecting your blooms, do not be afraid to experiment with different sizes and hues. This is an ideal opportunity to be creative and let the personality of your home shine through the choice of buds.
Putting up new fencing is an easy way to increase the visual appeal of your yard while providing a practical element of increased privacy and security. When designing your own fence, you get the freedom to choose the panels that best fit your vision. With a myriad of woods and treatments to choose from, you can select a fence that will easily blend in with your existing yard elements while adding a layer of personality.
Light it up
Lighting is a fun way to enhance any mood. A backyard lined with tiki torches is an easy way to create a tropical paradise while a string of lighted ornamental bulbs conveys a sense of trendiness in any outdoor space. Lanterns and luminaries can be used to create a magical outdoor setting. The possibilities are endless once you decide what type of ambient mood that you want your lighting choice to achieve.
Front Porch Makeover
As the first thing that visitors see, your front porch should set the tone for the rest of your home. Seasonal front porch decor can change accord to weather changes so that the look never gets boring. Pumpkins and hay bales are a festive way to decorate in the fall while miniature evergreen trees and wreaths welcome guests in the winter. Set the mood for spring with an abundance of hanging flowering baskets and carry this over to the summer with festive Independence Day bunting.
Window Well Covers
This DIY project provides safety as well as added value to your yard. You can keep the little ones from falling into the window well as they play and can secure your home against intruders. Just be sure that you care able to easily open the window well cover from the inside in case of an emergency where those in the basement need to have a ready avenue of escape.
With a little creativity and elbow grease, you can turn your backyard into an outdoor paradise in no time at all. Have fun and let your creativity shine!