How to refresh outdoor spaces

It’s fairly easy to refresh indoor spaces, replace worn/dated furniture and flooring will generally liven up the interior of your home.  However with regards to the outdoors, trying the same tactic can be time consuming and more importantly, very expensive.  Here are some ways in which you can bring new life into your back yard without having to break the bank to do so.

Whenever someone has a worn out wood deck or a cracked concrete patio, the common solution is often to replace them.  However, this is a very costly approach and should not be the first course of action you take.  You can use a smooth finish resurfacing product that will bring out old, weathered-looking wood or concrete surfaces and revitalize them to make it seem as though you bought a new deck or patio.

You can also add decorative railings or lighted post caps to help boost the appeal of older decks.  The railings can come in varied options such as carved wood to even glass.

Whenever you can, try and improve the landscape of your outdoor living area by planting as many container gardens as possible.  When the flowers inside the gardens bloom, it will really freshen up the look of your yard.

Finally, don’t forget to upgrade your lighting fixtures with solar-powered lights or CFL’s and LED’s.  It is one of the easiest ways to bring live to your deck or patio.

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