There is no better investment to make this summer than an outdoor living space. You can swim, cook, watch movies, and host gatherings right in your backyard! There are many choices to make during the design process which influence the price of the project. The home renovation experts at York Companies have provided some tips on creating an outdoor living space on a budget, so that you can get the best bang for your buck!
Design to fit the intended purpose
The first step is to decide what you want out of the space—a place to cook & eat, have pool parties, etc. After deciding what is most important to you, you can start designing. Remember to think in 3-D and leave room to spread out!
Carefully choose materials
Material choices dramatically affect the end-price. If you are trying to build an outdoor living space on a budget, pick materials that aren’t too trendy or excessive, but also won’t need to be retouched or replaced anytime soon. Check out HGTV’s countertop alternatives for some ideas.
Choose a focal point
Don’t overwhelm the space (this also saves 💲)! Building too much too close together will make the area feel small, and you won’t have room to lay out or play yard games. Choosing one piece to be the star is a great method, whether it’s the pool or an outdoor fireplace.
Unless you’re going for an all-white, minimalistic aesthetic, which allows you to spend less on accessories, then the details are what really makes the space yours. You can design a basic outdoor living space on a budget and use flowers, furniture, and lights to customize it. Plus, when it comes time to sell, buyers will love the versatility!
Start designing your outdoor living space on a budget with York Companies in Kansas City
Begin enjoying your backyard to the fullest with help from York Companies! We cover all of your outdoor living needs and can help bring your vision to life without breaking the bank. Contact us with any questions and try out our free quote tool. Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for some more visual inspiration; we can’t wait to hear from you!