Budget-Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Outdoor Space for Memorial Day Weekend

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Posted on 05/22/2013

Roughly one-third of Americans are planning to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, according to TripAdvisor. That means two out of three are staying close to home. If you've got a few bucks and some time you can quickly and affordably prepare your outdoor space for the holiday weekend.

Add Outdoor Flooring
This may seem like an expensive upgrade, but IKEA makes it affordable with easy-to-lay outdoor flooring. Prices start at just $24.99 for a nine pack of flooring squares, giving you an updated and fresh look. When winter returns disassembling it is a snap for easy storage.

Hang a Shade Sail
Give your outdoor space a modern, high end look by hanging a shade sail. High quality grommets and snare lines help with fast installation. Your Memorial Day guests will enjoy relaxing in cool breezes without the harsh sun beating down. The shade, just $39.99, comes in two color choices: yellow and orange.

Update Lighting
For less than $15 you can give your outdoor space the feeling of an upscale outdoor cafe. Create ambiance by attaching a strand of Outdoor Cafe Lights from BedBathandBeyond.com to your patio umbrella.

Fill Empty Pots
Pull out empty terracotta pots and fill them with affordable flowers or even herbs. Group them together to create visual interest and a low cost dose of added color.

Invite Feathered Friends
Sharing your outdoor space with feathered friends has its benefits. They'll offer up some lovely sounds while getting rid of pesky mosquitoes and other bugs. Welcome them with a bird feeder like this set of two Mini Bird Feeders, $39, from emmohome.com.

Pick Up New Pillows
Toss pillows made specifically for the outdoors are designed to withstand the elements. Find new pillows for just $13.98 each at Lowes.com. The durable polyester fabric will look great all summer long.

By Alison Storm

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