A PATIO expert has shared her five top tips for transforming your garden on an extreme budget.
Home hack guru, @AtHomeWithLiv, shared her advice for achieving the perfect outdoor space this summer – and a lick of paint will make all the difference.
A DIY whizz has shared her five top tips for a garden renovation this summer[/caption]
The mum-of-one revealed the impressive transformation[/caption]
The saving savvy mum revealed one of the most important things you can do is add some greenery.
She said: “I’ve got five top tips to transform your garden this summer, the first one is adding plants. Whether that’s in tubs if you’re renting, or on your boarders.
“Greenery can make such a difference and you shouldn’t underestimate the power of adding a pot of green, and some plants, some life into your garden.
“It makes it feel more homely.”
Liv’s next suggestion was a fresh lick of paint on any brick walls, fences or decking.
“The second tip is don’t underestimate the power of paint. It can be used in so many shapes and forms,” she explained.
“Painting fences and brick walls is a really cheap way of transforming your space.
“I always recommend using exterior paint if you’re painting something outside.”
During her garden transformation reveal the DIY queen used a brand called Lick, which went on “like a dream”.
“Pick you colour wisely, I wanted to add the illusion of having a wider garden so I went for a lighter colour,” she added.
“You can also create this illusion by adding a garden mirror to your wall.”
USE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE
The key to a successful budget renovation is to make use of what you already have, according to the expert.
Liv encouraged homeowners to avoid ditching their existing grass or patio as it can increase costs.
“Instead, try and maintain what’s already there because that’s going to be really expensive,” she continued.
A jet washer could be used to restore your patio to its former glory and fresh lick of paint on any decking or fences will re-energise the woodwork.
While it may seem impossible to incorporate new garden furniture on a budget, the mum-of-one showed her followers how.
She said: “Another tip is adding a little table and chairs or a lounge sofa, if you are on a really tight budget you can find affordable options second hand, have a look on Facebook Marketplace and you can find some for £30 or £20.
“My last tip is adding some personal touches and styling.
“It can make the space feel more complete and homely.
“You could even just chuck the pillows you have inside out on the outdoor furniture.”
Fans went wild for the budget transformation, one penned: “Looks beautiful! I love white in gardens, gives me holiday vibes!”
Another impressed viewer gushed: “Wow! Super bright. Loved it.”
“I have the same pillow cover, so elegant, cute and cozy”, agreed a third.
This comes as one DIY fan has revealed she gave her tired garden a mega makeover whilst on an £100 budget, leaving many open-mouthed.
With just three tubs of paint, the DIY whizz was able to completely transform her outside space.
Plus, another woman has revealed that she transformed her garden on the cheap thanks to a quick and easy DIY project.
The whizz explained that she created her very own garden borders and thanks to a simple hack, she saved thousands of pounds on the project.
Meanwhile, a man has revealed that he completely transformed his garden by making his very own pergola.
So if your outdoor space needs some TLC and you aren’t sure where to start, you’ll need to listen up and take notes.
A coat of light-coloured can go a long way, according to the home hack queen[/caption]
Liv showcased her new outdoor space, crafted on a budget[/caption]