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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsAssuming you’re like most Providence renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One method for doing this is by renovating the yard. While most renters would rather not 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 impossible to obtain. But that’s not always the case. We discovered 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 good places to begin when improving your rental home’s yard is by considering what is underfoot. If you have grass, keep it well mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, consider putting a couple of pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, placing a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area look neat and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space in many inventive ways for patios and decks. For example, start 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 will probably flourish depending on what part of the yard you want to develop and your local climate. Tall grasses, for instance, can flourish quickly to form a lovely border for an unsightly fence line. Then, 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 an incredible method for adding light and interest to your yard without burning a huge amount of cash. You can find affordable string lights at home improvement stores, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are an incredible choice – they’re uncomplicated to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are available in a wide range of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Along with adding new elements, it’s also important to recognize the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For example, if you have a beautiful view, ensure overgrown bushes or trees do not obscure it. If your rental home is near the woods, take advantage of the natural landscape by adding some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can create an outdoor space that you’re proud to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Lastly, utilize color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Providence property manager is okay with it, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just don’t forget to ask for permission first! However, if painting isn’t possible, you can add lovely colors with vibrant patio chairs or pillows, eye-catching outdoor curtains, and a great outdoor rug. You may build an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in by adding creative lighting and cozy seating.

Irrespective of what your rental situation or budget is, there are a lot of ways to improve your rental home’s yard. Any outdoor space can become fun and useful by starting from the ground up and adding color and light. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Do you wish for a new rental home – possibly one with a much more useful outdoor space? Real Property Management Providence has beautiful homes available in your area. Contact us or view our listings online.

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