Backyard Makeover on a Budget

Summertime is here — and that means your backyard is about to take center stage. Those luxury backyards you dream about don’t have to come at a luxury price tag. With the right ideas, a backyard makeover on a budget can look absolutely amazing without dipping into the vacation fund!

At The Backyard Showcase, we want to help you transform your backyard from drab to fab — that’s why we’ve put together a list of 7 inexpensive backyard makeover ideas to help you spruce up your yard, turning it into the summertime oasis you’re proud to invite friends and family over to enjoy. Check out these cheap (but AMAZING!) backyard ideas — and start planning today!

7 Best Inexpensive Backyard Ideas

A few small updates and additions to your yard can change the entire aesthetic — while still allowing you to stick to your budget. These inexpensive backyard makeover ideas will help you to breathe new life into your yard. Dive in and get inspired — and see why you should partner with The Backyard Showcase for the outdoor structures that complete your backyard paradise!

1. Nights by the Fire Pit

There’s nothing that’s more relaxing than sitting by a fire in your own backyard, surrounded by your friends and family, and toasting some s’mores. For this budget backyard makeover idea, we recommend adding a fire pit to your yard. Whether you buy a metal pit at a big box store or simply clear your own fire circle, either option brings the ambiance your yard needs. Your backyard will be transformed during the warm evenings — with firelight, friends, family, food, and fun!

2. A New Shed

new shed for backyard makeover idea

This backyard makeover idea not only adds a stylish component to your yard, but it provides a lot of practical use, too. A new shed can be a surprisingly beautiful accent in your yard, matching the color and style of your home. Plus, it’s a great backyard idea as your yard can be so much more stylish if it isn’t cluttered with games, lawn equipment, and old toys. As a bonus, a great Amish shed can be fairly inexpensive — check out our storage sheds and start shopping!

3. Fun and Games

 croquet for backyard makeover on a budget

When the weather is beautiful, it’s a great time to get the whole family outdoors to enjoy it. For your backyard makeover on a budget, invest in some lawn games that engage every member of the family. Ideas include Cornhole, Lawn Jenga, Croquet, Badminton, and more! Have fun outside with this inexpensive backyard update — but don’t forget your sunscreen!

4. Furnished with Outdoor Furniture

outdoor furniture for backyard makeover idea

Some new furniture for your outdoor living space is a great way to breathe new life into your backyard. Updating your yard’s furniture can truly change the entire aesthetic — and at The Backyard Showcase, we offer a wide variety of beautiful poly furniture that will match any style you’re looking for. Bonus points if your furniture color choice complements your home’s siding or deck!

5. Spruce up Your Spruces

planting flowers for inexpensive backyard idea

If you have a green thumb, get excited — because this inexpensive backyard idea is all about updating your yard’s greenery! Flowerbeds and shrubs, potted and un-potted plants — all can be purchased and planted for less than taking the whole family to dinner and the movies. Hanging potted plants from your pavilion or pergola is a great way to make these simple decorations really stand out!

6. String up Some Lights

edison lights as inexpensive backyard idea

A beautiful summer evening is made even better with trendy lighting. Edison lights are incredibly popular right now — and for good reason! These unique lights can be tastefully strung across your deck or outdoor area, and they serve the dual purpose of style and providing light for your evening activities. This cheap backyard makeover idea will really change up your yard’s aesthetic — and make it more usable late into the evening!

7. The Perfect Pergola

cedar pergola for backyard makeover idea

Our last backyard makeover idea is one of our favorites. Nothing says outdoor style quite like a beautiful pergola — and at The Backyard Showcase, you can own one of our stylish pergolas while still maintaining your budget. We offer pressure-treated wood pergolas, vinyl pergolas, and cedar pergolas, but the most budget priced are the pressure-treated wood pergolas. And even though they come at the best price, their rustic style simply can’t be beat!

Discover what a pergola should really cost.

The Backyard Showcase Difference

At The Backyard Showcase, we build all of the outdoor structures that transform your yard. From pergolas and pavilions, to gazebos and cabanas, our craftsmen custom create the outdoor structures you want to the exact specifications you need.

While all of our Amish structures are built to the highest quality and style, we still keep our prices competitive. That’s why we’re the perfect destination for your backyard makeover. Because we build it all — and we offer it all at a fair price!

Start Your Budget Backyard Makeover at Our Showroom

If you’re ready to start getting pergola quotes or you’re still looking for the perfect backyard makeover ideas, we recommend stopping in at our showroom. Located in the heart of Lancaster County, it’s the perfect place to start your budget backyard makeover — and see what makes us so unique!

Contact us to get your quotes, answer your questions, or get directions to our outdoor living showroom!

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