If you are like many Barling renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One strategy for achieving this is by renovating the yard. While many renters would prefer not to invest too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you surely still want a decent outdoor space to enjoy. It’s normal to assume that a yard renovation is unaffordable, especially if you’re on a budget. But that’s not always the case. We found some fun and functional ideas for improving a rental home’s yard that any renter can do – here are our top picks!
Start From the Ground Up
One of the ideal approaches when improving your rental home’s yard is to evaluate what is underfoot. Keep your grass neatly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, start putting a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For instance, adding a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area seem tidy and inviting.
You can improve the space in several creative ways for patios and decks. For instance, consider adding potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Pick low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are likely to succeed depending on what part of the yard you like to renovate and your local climate. Tall grasses, for illustration, can expand easily to form an attractive border for a fence line. Afterward, place some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to increase your yard’s comfort and appeal.
Light It Up
String lights and solar lights are excellent methods to add light and interest to your yard without investing a great deal of money. You can get string lights at home improvement stores for a suitable price, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are an excellent choice because they’re simple to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are available in several styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.
Accentuate the Positive
Apart from incorporating new elements, it’s also crucial to acknowledge the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For instance, if you have a spectacular view, ensure that overgrown bushes or trees do not cover it. If your rental home is near the woods, make the most of the natural landscape by installing some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can design an outdoor space that you’re glad to call your own.
Color Me Happy
Last but not least, use color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Barling property manager is okay with it, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just be sure to ask for permission first! But if painting isn’t an option, you can add gorgeous colors with bright patio chairs or pillows, colorful outdoor curtains, and a great outdoor rug. Add creative lighting and comfortable seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.
There are many ways to improve your rental home’s yard, no matter what your rental situation or budget is. Any outdoor space can become fun and useful by commencing from the ground up and adding color and light. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!
Are you trying to find a new rental home – ideally one with more useful outdoor space? Real Property Management First Choice features fantastic homes available in your region. Contact us or view our listings online.
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