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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re similar to several Warminster renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One method for achieving this is by renovating the yard. Even though most renters don’t like to invest too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you likely still desire a pleasant outdoor space to enjoy. Particularly if you’re on a budget, it’s common to assume that a yard renovation is unobtainable. 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 best places to start when improving your rental home’s yard is by considering what is underfoot. If you have grass, keep it neatly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, consider adding a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, adding a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area look clean and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space in several inventive manners for patios and decks. For example, consider placing potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Select low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are sure to flourish depending on what part of the yard you want to beautify and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can grow easily to provide a beautiful border for an unattractive fence line. After that, put some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to boost your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are economical ways to add light and interest to your yard. You can purchase inexpensive string lights at home improvement stores that can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are an attractive substitute because they are simple to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are offered in many styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

In addition to placing new elements, it’s also crucial to remember the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use them to your advantage. For example, if you have a magnificent view, ensure that overgrown bushes or trees do not obscure it. If your rental home is near the woods, make the most of the natural landscape by placing some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you may build an outdoor space you are delighted to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Lastly, employ color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If permitted by your Warminster property manager, you could do something impressive like paint your fence. Just don’t forget to ask for permission first! However, if painting isn’t a possibility, you may add beautiful colors with bright patio chairs or pillows, vibrant outdoor curtains, and a great outdoor rug. Add creative lighting and nice seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

Regardless of your rental situation or budget, there are numerous methods to improve your rental home’s yard. By starting from the ground up and adding color and light, any outdoor space can become fun and practical. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Are you seeking a new rental home – possibly one with a much more functional outdoor space? Real Property Management Prosperity has great homes available in your neighborhood. Contact us or view our listings online.

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