There is still a lot of snow on the ground as I write this, but before long spring will be here and you'll be excited to get started on some new and exciting outdoor projects for 2015! So here are my top 5 ideas to update your deck or patio...
#5 Add some interesting outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting is an often overlooked aspect in backyards, but the right lighting can set the perfect mood for a relaxing evening. There are tons of great DIY lighting ideas that can be found on Pinterest and other sites, so find one you like and get started!
#4 Refinish your deck or patio
Refinishing your deck or patio can make a huge impact on your backyard if done correctly. If you have a deck in decent shape, you can bring it back to life with a good cleaning and stain application. Use a deck cleaner to prep the surface, and then apply your stain according to the manufacturer's instructions (a pressure washer can be used, but be careful because they can easily cause damage to the wood). An old patio can also be brought back to life with a good washing and application of a sealer.
#3 Decorate with planters
Planters are an easy way to give your outdoor space some more color. Get creative with your flower designs, and if you need help choosing which plants to use, check with your local garden center for flowers that are well suited to your area.
#2 Build a fire pit
Fire pits have become increasingly popular, and for good reason. Who doesn't love hanging out around a fire on a cool night? Fire pits can be very simple or extremely elaborate and complex, so choose a project that suits your skill level. Before you start on your fire pit be sure to check with the local building department for approval in your town.
#1 Get creative
The most important thing is to use your imagination and create an outdoor space that reflects your personality. A well designed DIY backyard can add huge value to your home, and you'll get the satisfaction of doing it yourself!
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