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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re the same as most Sterling Heights renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One way to do this is by renovating the yard. While many renters don’t want to put too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you certainly still want a wonderful outdoor space to enjoy. It’s tempting to assume that a yard renovation is out of reach, particularly 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

When you are improving your rental home’s yard, one of the best places to start is by thinking about what is underfoot. If you have grass, keep it neatly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, consider adding some 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 look clean and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space in numerous new and different ways for patios and decks. For illustration, think about positioning potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Get low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that have a good chance of thriving depending on what part of the yard you want to develop and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can form a magnificent border around an ugly fence line quite quickly when they have grown to their full height. Next, add some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to ramp up your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are a great way to bring light and interest to your yard without wasting a lot of cash. You can purchase cheap string lights at home improvement stores, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are a fantastic alternative because they’re easy to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They come in a wide range of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Besides incorporating new elements, it’s also critical to keep in mind the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For example, if you have a breathtaking view, you should make sure that overgrown bushes or trees do not obscure it. If your rental home is near the woods, take advantage 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 make an outdoor space that you’re proud to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Finally, use color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Sterling Heights property manager is fine with the idea, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just make sure to ask for permission first! However, if painting is not an option, you may add beautiful colors with cheerful patio chairs or pillows, lively outdoor curtains, and a fantastic outdoor rug. Add creative lighting and cozy seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

No matter what your rental situation or budget is, there are many ways to improve your rental home’s yard. By beginning from the ground up and adding color and light, any outdoor space can become fun and usable. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

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

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