While winter is still here in many parts of the country, spring is just around the corner. With March not too far away, even places still dealing with snow storms will soon see a bit more sunshine. With rain showers and flowers not far away, now is the perfect time to plan home improvement projects.
Winter might be a great time to stay indoors and focus on personal projects, but you may feel antsy after being cooped up for so long. So, why not take some of that pent-up energy to plan an outdoor project in the upcoming months?
If you want to utilize your backyard space, it might be time to re-do or upgrade your patio or porch. These backyard spaces allow you to unwind at the end of the day and enjoy the outdoor air. They can be perfect places to entertain family and friends or the ideal spot to spend some time in nature.
No matter how you like to use your backyard patio or porch, these five things can help you improve the space, even if you don’t have much extra time or money.
Add A Fire Pit
Even during much of the spring and fall, nights can get cold. An outdoor fire pit table or fire pit is the ideal way to stay cozy, even on cooler nights. A fire pit allows you to gather around the fire with family and friends to talk, share food, and unwind. No matter how you like to use your backyard, a fire pit is an excellent way to spend more time outdoors.
Plus, there are many options for fire pits. Most of them are available for purchase, so you won’t have to do any renovations or make significant changes.
Upgrade The Furniture
Often, the backyard future ends up being what you find lying around or the old indoor furniture that you don’t want to use inside anymore. While these cheaper, discarded options might work in the short term, they can make the outdoor space look unappealing.
Instead, consider buying a patio furniture set with a table and chairs. Or, get an outdoor couch and chairs if you prefer to sit and read. While you might have to spend a bit of money, affordable options exist.
Restain or Paint The Area
How long has it been since your deck was stained or painted? What about the general outdoor area? Has it been a long time since the patio space has been redone? Depending on your budget, this year could be the perfect time to paint or restain.
This way, you’ll get an outdoor patio or porch area that looks almost as good as new, without having to spend the money to replace it all.
Do A Deep Clean
There’s a reason spring cleaning is a thing. After being indoors for months in the winter, the sunny weather inspires many people to get to work. After accumulating more things, spring is the perfect time to downsize your stuff and clean everything.
This burst of cleaning energy can also apply to your yard. Over time, dirt, debris, and mud will build up around your patio, deck, or porch. By power washing, scrubbing, and decluttering, the area will look fresh and great.
Add In More Plants
One simple way to improve outdoor space is to add more plants. No matter the size of your backyard porch or deck, you can add some potted plants or set up flowers around the perimeter. The green space is great for the environment and will likely boost your mood, too.
So, if you want to make a better outdoor space in 2023, follow some of these tips. They don’t take much time and effort, and the reward of a more enjoyable backyard is worth it.