Upgrade your courtyard on a shoestring From bland to grand
Even if you only have a small space to play in, your outdoors should be the spot you love to go for well-deserved R and R, every day. And you don’t have to spend big either – a bench seat, a couple of screens, a water feature and, of course, lovely growing things will take your space from drab to fab… all for less than a grand. Warm up your DIY muscles and go for it! 1. Take your skills to new heights with a fence screen, plus decorate the house with a mini version. Psst, it’s made with the offcuts.
2. Lots here! Upcycle an old cement mixer into a water feature (project 2), make room for a small lawn (project 3) and update the back steps (project 4).
3. A garden bench works a treat when you’re pressed for space. Yep, you can make it yourself!
4. Drought-tolerant plants will green up a dry space surrounded by concrete and brickwork. Add a feature cordyline for cool factor.