It’s that glorious time of year when the savory aroma of barbecue and sweet sounds of laughter fill the weekend air. Summer calls for backyard parties — carefree evenings spent enjoying the company of your favorite people. But it’s hard to be completely carefree if your backyard space is not your favorite. Don’t fret. With a little time and just $100 (or less), you can make your outdoor pad rad. Here are four budget-friendly ways to spruce up your outdoor space this summer.
1. Swap the Light Fixture
Changing out your patio light is a simple fix that makes a big difference. It’s something we don’t often think about replacing. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!) But as you can see in this before and after, it can completely transform the look of your outdoor space.
2. Add Accent Lighting
Why stop at the patio light? Add rope lighting to your table, or string lights on your deck to achieve an inviting look that’s perfect for evening parties.
3. Spray Paint a Pop of Color
With just 20 minutes and a can of spray paint, you can transform your old patio furniture from drab to fab. If your furniture is in pretty rough shape, no worries; It will take a little bit more TLC, but nothing you can’t handle. Follow this simple guide and you’ll have your makeover complete in no time!
4. Build a Firepit
Summer was made for s’mores and small talk. There’s just something about sitting around a firepit with friends that makes you feel at home. Firepits can be as simple or as complex as you make them. We love this modern metal DIY firepit on The Brick House. BONUS: The total cost is $100.
There you have it! Four budget-friendly ways to make over your patio or deck this summer. Do you have any outdoor projects planned? Tell us in the comments — we’d love to hear about them!