With summer officially here, homeowners around the country are looking to refresh their backyard spaces and get ready for the all of the barbecues and family parties to come. Recently, Home Expert at Angi, Mallory Micetich, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the top projects homeowners are undertaking this summer, tips on sticking to a budget, and how to know when it’s time to call in a pro.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/RLL1KozBUO8
According to a recent Angi survey - homeowners are planning a lot of projects this year. Top projects include building raised beds, laying new sod and adding a garden feature. Many of these projects can be DIY/ weekend warrior projects - especially if you have a green thumb - be mindful of what materials you are choosing for the project and take time to assess if these are actually good DIY projects for you. If you lack the time, tools or talent to take on a project, it might end up costing you more in the long run to fix any mistakes.
One great way to take on a backyard project and keep to a budget is to pick a project with high visual impact and a lot of material choices - like adding a deck or a patio. With a range of decking and patio options there is one for every budget.
Don’t forget to think about ongoing maintenance for your new backyard escape - dedicating some time and budget to ongoing maintenance will help keep your new yard in shape for years to come.
Want to know how to keep on budget? Start by coming up with a realistic budget. Talk to several pros in your area to make sure you get high-quality work at a price that you’re comfortable with. Once you choose your pro, be very clear about your budget. A good pro will help you choose materials that work within your budget. You should also set aside 10% of the project cost for any unexpected expenses that come up during the renovation process.
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About Mallory Micetich
Mallory Micetich is a Home Care Expert, with particular expertise in small home living and consumer protection. While currently renting in Denver, CO, she has been a homeowner, investor, landlord and renter over the last decade. She is committed to minimizing her environmental footprint and to small home living, having lived in only properties of 1,000 square feet or less. Mallory is currently the VP of Corporate Communications at Angi, where she focuses on bringing awareness to Angi and what we do every day to help homeowners love where they live.