4 DIY Ways to Build Your Outdoor Lifestyle

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Mar 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

DIY Backyard ProjectsOne of the most fun parts about any home renovation is the chance to make the space fit your personality. And while we can help you build the bigger parts of your outdoor lifestyle (an entire barbecue island, for example), only you can add the fine details that will truly start to reflect your style. To help inspire you, here are 4 DIY projects you can try to personalize your yard.

DIY Backyard Projects

1) Have a Seat

Make the most of your trees by building a tree bench! Have you ever noticed not a lot of grass grows around the trunk of your tree? It's because the tree's branches block the light so the grass can't grow. Building a tree bench not only covers this unsightly area, but also adds extra seating and puts you closer to nature. You can even add cute cushions to make the area more comfortable and match your home's accents.

2) Let's Go to the Bar

Build the perfect drink-mixing area or food-assembly station! This is a great option if you don't have a full outdoor kitchen, but still spend time outside in an outdoor living room or around a fire pit or fire table. You can either stain the wood for a nice, natural look, or paint this adorable fold up to match your shutters!

3) Light Up the Night

Create solar lamps! These lamps will charge all day so you can enjoy a romantic date night right in your own backyard. What's even better that that is these are totally green so you won't waste any electricity as you sit outside for hours (perhaps on your tree bench), and you can easily move them where you need them. Just be sure to choose lamp bases and shades to match your house or any outdoor furniture you have for a truly cohesive look.

4) Express Yourself

Give your little ones an outdoor chalkboard! Your kids will enjoy hours of scribbling, and your friends will love the chance to challenge each other at picture charades. As an added bonus, mother nature can take care of the cleanup with a simple rain shower — chalk this up as a great idea!

If you think these projects seem fun but have bigger ideas on how to transform your backyard, click here to get your free estimate — we build custom outdoor kitchens, pergolas, fire tables, fire pits, fire places, and pizza ovens! If you aren't quite ready to commit, feel free to give us a call at (888) 747-4554 or contact us online — we'd love to answer any lingering questions you may have!

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle