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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re like most Burbank 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 probably still desire an attractive outdoor space to enjoy. Especially if you’re on a budget, it’s normal to assume that a yard renovation is impractical. 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 best places to start when improving your rental home’s yard is by analyzing what is underfoot. If you have grass, keep it tidily mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, try putting a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. As an illustration, placing a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area look nice and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space with multiple inventive approaches for patios and decks. For instance, consider adding potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Pick low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are likely to survive depending on what part of the yard you need to enhance and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can develop rapidly to shape an attractive border for an unsightly fence line. Then, add some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to increase your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are great, inexpensive ways to add light and interest to your yard. You can locate string lights at home improvement stores for a fair price, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are a smart alternative – they’re not difficult to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They come in many different styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Aside from bringing additional elements, it’s also imperative to know the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For instance, if you have a stunning view, guarantee that overgrown bushes or trees do not obscure it. If your rental home is near the woods, capitalize on the natural landscape by including 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 happy to call your own.

Color Me Happy

In the end, use color to assist with giving your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Burbank property manager is good with it, you could conduct something ambitious such as painting your fence. Just don’t forget to ask for permission beforehand! Yet, if painting isn’t an option, you can add nice colors with brilliant patio chairs or pillows, bright outdoor curtains, and a beautiful outdoor rug. You can make an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in by including creative lighting and comfortable seating.

There are plenty of ways to improve your rental home’s yard, disregarding your rental situation or budget. By starting 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 in the market for a new rental home – possibly one with a much more functional outdoor space? Real Property Management Vision provides excellent homes available in your neighborhood. Contact us or view our listings online.

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