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Cool Backyard Design Ideas on a Budget

        Home & Garden | Outdoor Living

Repurpose holiday lights for a free way to add outdoor lighting in the summer.
Repurpose holiday lights for a free way to add outdoor lighting in the summer.
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Making the most of your backyard can feel almost like adding a whole new room onto your house – only in this case, the room is shadier, breezier, and – in the daytime, at least – brighter than any of your inside spaces. But taking your yard from boring to breathtaking can be a pricey venture: Furniture, plants, pavers, and décor all add up. This year, give your space a mini-makeover by repurposing, buying secondhand, and paying attention to the plants you choose – you can make a little bit of money go a long way toward creating a usable space you’ll really love.


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