If you feel like your house is lacking a little something, don't worry! There are plenty of ways to give it that “wow factor” without breaking the bank. Here are some cheap and easy DIY projects you can do around your backyard or front yard that will impress your neighbors while saving money.
We've got some quick tips here!
Add a splash of color in your garden.
- Use accent colors to make your garden unique!
Cover your front door with unique planters (like whiskey barrels or large clay pots).
- Choose a variety of planters in different shapes and sizes. You can find these at any garden center or home improvement store.
- Plant hardy plants that are easy to take care of, like succulents and cacti. These plants don't need much water or sunlight, making them ideal for indoor planters!
- Make sure you have enough room for your plants to grow--you may need some extra pots if they get too big! You can also use the rest of your house as an opportunity to decorate with colorful flowers: try hanging flower baskets from hooks on the ceiling or placing them in windowsills throughout your home (be careful not to block out natural light).
Paint your door with a fun color.
- Paint a door to match your house.
- Re-stain your deck or porch
- Paint a door to match your garage, if you have one and it's not too big or small for that matter (don't worry, even if it is).
Install Solar Lights around your house
If you're looking for a way to add some pizzazz to your garden, solar powered lights are a great option. They're affordable and easy to install, so all you need is a little know-how and creativity!
You can our lights online or in stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and Target. Here are some tips:
- Make sure the solar panel gets enough sunlight during the day so it will charge up enough energy by nightfall.
- Consider how much light is needed for what kind of plants or flowers are growing there--you don't want them getting too much or too little light!
- Consider whether or not you want to add solar exterior lighting too. We have wall sconces, security lights, and many other options.
Create a cozy, inviting space for your guests to relax by adding a fire pit to your backyard.
If you're looking for a way to entertain and serve your guests, consider adding a fire pit. A backyard fireplace is not only great for keeping warm on cool evenings, but can also be used to cook food over the fire and roast marshmallows. Fire pits are an excellent way to light up your backyard and create an inviting space for guests to relax in front of.
Install a cute mailbox to the fence post.
A mailbox is a great way to add a bit of homey charm to your property, but if it's not securely attached, it could fall off and get lost in the mail delivery process.
- Make sure it's accessible by mail carriers. If you live in an apartment building or other multi-unit dwelling, make sure your new mailbox meets postal regulations before installing one--and don't forget about delivery times!
- Make sure it's accessible by YOU (and guests). You may want to consider where the best place would be for this mailbox: near the front door? By the back gate? In another location entirely? Consider how often people will need access and plan accordingly so that everyone can get their hands on their mail whenever necessary without having any trouble getting there first thing each morning/evening before heading off elsewhere around town during daylight hours while doing chores around housework tasks such as cleaning dishes after eating breakfast together so everyone has something tasty
Plant some herbs and veggies in pots so you can grow your own food!
If you want to grow some herbs and veggies, there are two options. You can plant them in the ground or in containers. If you are going to use containers, they should be at least 12 inches deep so that your plants have enough room to grow.
You may have heard that it's better for your soil if you plant your vegetables directly into it rather than growing them in pots or planters because soil will naturally provide nutrients for the plants as they grow. However, when growing indoors this isn't always possible due to space constraints (or lack thereof). In addition, if you're growing something like tomatoes which need lots of sunlight but also need protection from insects such as bees then having a pot provides an easy way around these issues!
You can be the envy of your neighbors without spending a lot of money!
We hope you've found these tips interesting and helpful. We'll leave you with one last piece of money-saving advice"
Use what you have: Don't throw away anything! Keep every piece of scrap wood or fabric that might come in handy when working on your DIY project. It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate over time, but most people never use half of what they buy or receive as gifts (and this includes me).