Homeowner’s nowadays are taking particular care in making their backyards an area they can appreciate and take great pleasure in enjoying. Let’s not forget the resale value it can offer as a homeowner when thinking about selling.
Real estate mogul and TODAY contributor, Barbara Corcoran, writes people are investing more in the back of their property and according to a study by the University of Michigan, consumers value a landscaped home 11.3% higher than one without it.
Ideas on how to beautify your backyard abound out there and are priced from the most meager to thousands of dollars. Once you know what your “price point” is, there are a multitude of sources to aide in creating a look that suits your personal style, do-it-yourself capabilities (if you can’t hire an expert) and pocketbook.
Fire Pits – Building your own can be fun and easy. Thanks to social media, there are a host of DIY projects to scan that will provide you the inspiration you’re looking for whether rustic, elegant or plain old simple. Check out the multitude of ideas I found on Pinterest, offering fire pits even as low as $50.00.
Fountains – There is nothing more peaceful, soothing and stress reducing than the sound of water bubbling, flowing, waving against a shoreline or cascading over rocks. Fountains are a way to bring that peaceful zen to your living space without needing to be in that natural environment all the time. They have become such a popular item added to landscapes and believe it or not, you can install one yourself pretty easily. Want something creative and unique? Hometalk.com has taken that to the next level.
Privacy Fencing – We all have that desire to shut out the rest of the world and privacy fencing can be expensive. Not to worry though. If you’re looking to cover a small area without fencing in an entire backyard, check out some of these 13 awesome ideas on how to create a little privacy for your yard.
Patios – Just the word can make one shutter because ultimately, they think No one wants their outdoor living area to look cheap and tacky. You can have the best of both worlds and create an attractive, inviting and impressive area for less than $100.00. Here’s how Ashleigh at Live Gorgeously designed her patio, and you can do the same.expensive.