6 Easy & Inexpensive Outdoor Ideas
Weather gets better and better every day in Greece and most of us have already begun to organize our outdoor spaces.
These are 6 great ideas I found at better homes and gardens, for those who don’t want to spend a lot or just like to create things with their hands.
The homeowner built a clever concrete block bench for only $30.
Scrap fabric covers the pillows and the plank that top off this truly brilliant seating area.
A spacious counter for cooking and entertaining — made of recycled wood and cinder blocks — cost almost nothing.
Originally, the cinder blocks were part of the chimney at the back of the house.
Decorative painting gave them a pleasing gray patina.
The homeowner built his own fire pit with concrete culvert spacers — aka doughnuts — intended to fill culvert gaps in city sewer systems.
Using 2-inch thick spacers, he nestled the first one halfway into pea gravel, then stacked the rest on top.
He finished by painting the spacers with a concrete stain to darken and soften their utilitarian look.
With any outdoor room, choose plants that have an undemanding nature so you can spend more of your time relaxing.
The potted succulents that surround this space are drought-tolerant and need to be watered only once a month.
Beaded candle lanterns in spicy hues surround the space and add inexpensive splashes of color and ambiance to this outdoor room at night.
This elegant outdoor room was put together in just a few hours and without spending a lot of money.
An alfresco dining spot, is arranged under a metal gazebo.
Snap-on weather-resistant fabric panels shade the space from sunlight.