Small Back Porch Ideas On A Budget – It’s been a while since we did a big DIY project. Since the pandemic, my husband, George, and I have put our large housing projects on hold. Honestly, it just doesn’t seem financially responsible for us to take on a big project right now. Seven months into the pandemic, our business and financial situation still seems uncertain. All in all, it seems safe to keep the money you would normally spend on home improvement projects.
If you follow me on IG, you know we built a chicken coop, which was a huge project that I forgot to blog about (omg!), but that’s for another time. Speaking of chicken coops, that was the real catalyst for the back porch restoration.
Small Back Porch Ideas On A Budget
When we put in new siding a few years ago (ugh! That took so long?!), the porch had to be removed after it rotted, so we lived on mismatched brick/concrete blocks for a long time. The only problem is that our chicken coop is now outside our back door. We’ve been monitoring the yard and hive for the past few months. I sweep every day and vacuum several times a day. It drives me crazy.
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So, for my sanity, we decided to save up some money to redo our back porch and do it as cheaply as possible.
The biggest expense comes from the pressure-treated lumber needed to build the structure. Since it is open, the sheet must be processed under pressure. It’s not cheap. In addition to doormats and light fixtures, you can repurpose old items from around the house or yard to complement the look.
I took two broken cement blocks, spray painted them and made a planter with a spare board on top. I have pots but need to replace some plants.
We already bought this cabinet. I think it should be in the bathroom, but it doesn’t fit at all. I cleaned it up and sprayed it with a matte clear spray paint to keep it from rusting again. (We use chicken feed boxes.)
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Finally, the plant stand was left over from the previous owner, so I painted it and added buckets and plants.
And because I love transparency, I wonder how much bloggers’ big DIY projects cost, so here are the details.
Does it exceed expectations for a budget DIY project? Honestly, it exceeded my expectations. But I can improvise any styling or storage solution, so I’m proud of that. I think it looks great, and most importantly, it keeps my house clean!
I hope you are all well and safe. Thank you for allowing me to share a project that I am very proud of.
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Non-essential cookies are cookies that are not specifically required for the website to function and are used only to collect personal data about the user through analytics, advertising and other embedded content. User consent is required before enabling these cookies on your website. We have lived in our home for 4 years and absolutely love our screened porch. As a family, we spend more time together than in the living room. When friends come over, we usually go out on the back porch and talk.
My husband works from home and has adopted the screened porch as his second office. He talked a lot about remodeling/updating our porch design and asked for a masculine cabin feel to the porch. I think we got it! With lots of wood tones, the space is cozy and inviting. We spent less than $400 on a new outdoor rug, 2 bucket seats, coffee table, speaker system, bamboo shades and new ceiling fans for our screened porch.
We have been working in the foreign sector for almost four years. It fits the space perfectly, gives us a large seating area and is still in great shape, so I wanted to design around it. Last year I picked up 9 new outdoor throw pillows from World Market at 75% off at the end of the season.
Our screened porch is functional, but we wanted to maximize the space with style. A coffee table feels dark and heavy. The rug (originally from the store) is very worn and faded.
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To be honest, this spring I was really bummed that we didn’t get to update our porch. Luckily, we found a $9 vintage bamboo coffee table at Goodwill in June. This is the look I want for the space and it’s inspiring me to update our screened porch!
You can find bamboo at a thrift store and restore it if it’s not in perfect condition. Check out my friend Laura’s article on reclaiming bamboo and rattan furniture from Craftivity Design. It’s really helpful!
If you are depressed, you don’t have enough budget for your project. Spend a day at the local store. You’ll find frugal inspiration!
Meanwhile, my husband splurged on 5 bamboo shades for the porch. We live in a suburban community where the houses are close together and the shadows give us privacy when working or socializing. Bonus: the blinds keep the porch cool during the day!
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The bucket seat was found at another store. My husband found them at our local Habitat for $8 each. At first I was thinking of bringing back the plaid pattern, but on second thought, they have a cottage feel to the space. I added cushions to the chairs and narrowed down the plaid pattern a bit.
In early July, we went shopping and discovered that Target & Home Depot have clearance for outdoor rugs. I chose a neutral brown rug with a checkered pattern. It looks like natural hemp, but is made of mold-resistant polypropylene. I was so happy to find a great outdoor rug under $100!
We also added technology to the outdoor space. We installed a set of street lights for evening use and synced it with the WeMo smart plug. My husband swapped out his speaker system from a thrift store and synced it to an existing Echo Toddy. So we can use smart technology to control lights and music, which I think is pretty cool!
We are very happy with how the screened entrance turned out. It’s not quite as impressive as our second living room, but it has a cozy charm on the outside. If I bought new chairs, a coffee table, and a speaker system, we would easily spend $1,000 on this project.
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We saved hundreds of dollars by buying used furniture and rugs and spent less than $400. I hope this plan inspires you to shop with a goal and budget for your next project! Looking for inspiration to decorate a small porch? Here are 7 small front porch ideas on a budget.
Before we moved, the front porch of our previous house was not big. Actually, it’s like bending.
But I did my best to make it cozy and inviting by adding some small front porch decorations and adding color with fresh flowers and a few outdoor planters filled with beautiful wreaths by the door.
Our new home has multiple entrances, two in the front yard and one in the back yard, which we can decorate and enjoy year round.
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The front of our house has a spacious porch with a flower bed, which adds beauty to the place.
Hi, I am Erick Norman. A blogger specialist in Kitchen Design.