Sometimes when life's too busy or the budget's not quite there, it helps too look at easy ways to add big style to your outdoor living spaces. Even if a new patio with an outdoor kitchen isn't on deck (pun intended) in the near future, there are a lot of great ideas that can be "quick wins" for improving your backyard landscaping. Here's 3 to get your creative juices flowing!
1. Large Outdoor Garden Planters
Interesting, oversized, colorful planters add big 'POP' in a jiffy. While these stylish pots can get expensive quickly, look for left over stock come October or use unconventional vessels like old baskets and water pails.
2. Add a Fire Pit
There are many affordable pre-made fire pits on the market today that will serve you well until your ready to invest in that stunning stone fireplace you've been eyeing. For less than a $100, you can gather the family up for roasting s'mores and hanging out by the fire.
3. Create an Intimate Outdoor Seating Area
It's tough to really settle in and enjoy your backyard landscaping without a place to hang out and relax. Buying large fancy outdoor furniture may not be the best bet because your not sure exactly what you'll need when you develop your more permanent backyard ideas. For this one, think painted pallets stacked up to a low height and topped off with some big comfy cushions. Even better, create an 'L" shaped setup to increase conversations.