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How to Create Your Dream Backyard on a Budget

Achieving the backyard of your dreams doesn’t have to break the bank!

When executed strategically, you can create a backyard that’s geared to your every desire without spending an absurd amount of money. Our experts at Imagine Backyard Living have helped hundreds of homeowners create the backyard of their dreams, which means we have seen it all. We’re the experts when it comes to planning and creating an outdoor oasis, especially while on a budget.

For the best tips and tricks to creating the perfect backyard paradise on a budget, read on!

Create a Plan

Before you begin any backyard project, we highly recommend creating an in-depth plan.

This plan should cover all of your bases, reducing the chance of being caught off-guard by an unexpected expense or extended timeline. Your plan should include a proposed budget, your wants and needs, the existing and desired layout of your backyard, your preferred brands, and the backyard features you would like to include.

Be sure to include the finishing touches as well! It can be easy to forget the essentials like hot tub covers, spa cleaning supplies, outdoor furniture, potted plants, and exterior lighting.

Do Your Research

Research is imperative to your backyard plan. You can take a closer look at the quality and cost of various brands to ensure you’re making the right choice for your lifestyle. Cutting costs on backyard features such as hot tubs or BBQs might seem like a great idea at first to save a little on your budget, but over time this can prove to be quite the mistake.

Chances are you’re going to get what you pay for, and unfortunately, these lower-quality backyard features offer fewer years of service, require more repairs, and don’t offer the same experience as a higher-quality alternative. One way to include these higher-quality items while on a budget is to finance. Many retailers can work with you to create a financing plan that is affordable and comfortable for you.

Alternatively, you can always shop the sales! When you sign-up for emails with Imagine Backyard Living, you’ll be provided with exclusive access to many promotions and have the luxury of being notified first.

DIYs & Affordable Renovations

Most backyard transformations require the renovation and/or repair expertise of a professional. The addition of a deck or patio area can truly bring your backyard to life. Often, an experienced and licensed contractor is recommended for a bigger job like this. We recommend getting quotes from multiple contractors to ensure you’re getting the most out of your money.

If the cost associated with a contractor is a little out of your price range, you may have another option available to you. If you or someone you know is pretty handy and has experience in this area, you may be able to do it with your own team. By covering the cost of materials and likely a reduced rate of labor through your personal connection, you can potentially save a ton of money on this renovation. Plus, building a deck, fixing a fence, or installing a patio are common backyard projects, which means it might be easier to put a team together than you think!

Landscaping on a Budget

As for the landscaping, with a little knowledge you can most likely do this on your own as well.

For starters, we always suggest reducing your lawn size to save costs on fertilizer, weed control, and other lawn care products. Growing your garden area with the introduction of low-maintenance perennials is a sure-fire way to make the most of the additional space. Not only do you not have to worry about tending to them regularly, but they also come back every year – helping you save money on buying new flowers annually. You can save even more if you wait for flowers, mulch, soil, and other lawn care products, such as shovels, gloves and trowels, to go on sale before you buy.

With a little research, you can even do some hardscaping on your own. Finding a great deal on flagstone, brick and other materials is the first step. Once you’ve found the right materials for your backyard paradise, it’s time to get to work! Building a DIY fire pit or installing some garden edging is much easier than it sounds.

Backyard Leisure Products in Arizona

Are you thinking about adding a hot tub, swim spa or outdoor kitchen to your backyard? Well, looks like you’re in the right place! We specialize in creating personalized and affordable backyards. In fact, you can speak with one of our experts today to learn more about our prices, upcoming promotions, financing, and more! Contact our Scottsdale hot tub store or shop our online selection today to get started.

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