Easy and Affordable Outdoor Projects for the Summer


As we get closer to the summer months, many people are looking forward to taking in all that nature has to offer. An area that may be calling to you is the outdoor spaces around your home – perfect for gatherings, playtime and a place to enjoy all that summer sun.

When it comes to an outdoor project, simply adding up the costs may spook many into inaction or delaying upgrading. But it does not have to be this way. There are lots of low-cost options that homeowners can do themselves that can save time and money.

A paved pathway to more outdoor gatherings

If you already have outdoor furnishings that you use on a regular basis, one way to spruce up the space is by creating a stone or brick pathway that leads to your usual gathering spot. Over the course of a long weekend, with a little bit of help and some very affordable materials and tools, your next get together with friends or family will have a new chic look.

Light a fire that you can use in any season with a fire pit

A fire pit is a timeless addition to any outdoor space, and adding one to your home is a lot easier than you may realize. Not only can a fire pit enhance a spot in your backyard, but it’s something you can use in any season. Whether it’s a refreshing drink at dusk in the summer, or a warm hot chocolate in the winter, a DIY firepit can be an essential part of your home.

Give your home the window box treatment

Gardening was one of the top hobbies that people picked up during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But if tackling a large garden may not be your cup of tea, one way to get in the spirit and not have to break the bank, or dig up a yard, is with a window box. Adding a window box or two with some easy to maintain plants is a solid way of joining the fun of getting a green thumb.  

Illuminate your space with string lights

What better way to set the right mood for a dinner gathering, or just chatting with a friend on the porch, than with the perfect set of string lights? With loads to choose from, including smart ones that you can control with your phone, there are dozens of ways to incorporate string lights into your favorite space. 

Whether it’s these ideas or others, no matter what you decide to do with your space it’s good to know that Westwood has you covered both inside and out. Licensed in all 50 states, insuring your home is just a click away. Talk to one of our agents and see what Westwood can do for you.

Please Note: This article is for general informational and educational purposes only. It does not represent any specific insurance policy and does not modify any provisions, limitations, or exclusions of any current policy.