Backyards are a huge part of our Australian lifestyle, and with many houses downsizing, there is now more emphasis on outdoor spaces than ever before! The backyard is now an extra living space for many homes and is a real influencing factor when buying. To make sure you make the most of your space, iThink Sales and Marketing Consultant Kelly Martin has some tips on how to refresh your backyard on a budget!
Succulents and cacti have been a trend both inside and outside the home for some years now and are staying in 2018! No matter what style you are going for, succulents can come in all shapes and sizes and can add an architectural touch to your garden. They also vary in price, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!
Vertical gardens made a significant impact in 2017 because they are not only visually effective but are perfect for a small backyard! All you need is a spare fence or wall, a frame (try mesh or timber pallet) and some pots. For an even simpler way to create a vertical garden, you can find some kits or vertical planters which you can stack in local hardware stores.
LIGHT IT UP
Make the most out of the yard you have created by including some lighting options! You want to be able to appreciate your space at any time of the day, and luckily there are plenty of cost-effective lighting options. Think fairy lights, solar garden lights and outdoor torches. These extra touches can create some tonne and depth into your space and set the mood for the night!
To get even more use out of your backyard, why not include a fire pit? Fire pits are becoming more of an essential, with homeowners wanting to ensure outdoor entertaining is utilised all year round. Fire pits are available at different price points, so it’s up to you how extravagant you want to go!
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Kelly enjoys working with home owners and investors as they make the decision to sell one of their biggest assets. Kelly is certain that hard work, constant communication and basic common courtesy are key when faced with the challenge of achieving a premium sale price for her vendors.
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