Whether you’re looking to do a DIY backyard makeover during the winter months or you’re in those warm months and looking for projects to get your hands on, we’ve got you covered. We know you’re all about backyard living, and we know that means you want your backyard looking right and ready to go for those warmer seasons hangs or those chilly-season bonfires. This roundup covers some of our favorite DIY project ideas that will boost your backyard living space, no matter the season. No matter what you’re looking to do in your backyard, we’ve got a DIY makeover idea for you.
1) Add an Underdeck Dining Area
The area underneath a deck can be awkward, with both rain and sun filtering through the gaps in the boards above, making it an uncomfortable space to hang out in. By installing a ceiling, however, you can provide shade, privacy and protection for your next get-together. Even better, installing lights, fans and Bluetooth speakers will up the entertainment value. Join Done-In-A-Weekend Extreme Projects host Doug Scott to reimagine this outdoor space and learn how to install an underdeck ceiling.
2) Hang Retractable Screens
One of the biggest challenges of crafting an outdoor space is making it feel like an extension of the inside of your home. That’s where retractable screens come in handy, providing an unobstructed view of the outdoors—letting you seamlessly join inside and out—while keeping pesky bugs and animals where they belong. Follow along with ambassador Chelsea Lipford Wolf as she walks you through installing your own outdoor retractable screens.
3) Put Together a Pergola
Sure, umbrellas provide shade, but pergolas provide shade AND kick the beauty of your outdoor spaces up a notch. Plus, they’re one of the easiest DIY backyard makeover ideas out there. They also create additional space for plants and outdoor décor to be hung, while providing another covered place for gatherings. Once again, join DIAW Extreme Projects host Doug Scott to learn how to build a pergola and see how a little shade can go a long way.
4) Craft Your Own Fire Pit
One of the simple pleasures of outdoor living is winding down an evening of fun, family and friends while sitting around a fire. So, join host Danny Lipford and learn how to build your own fire pit and Adirondack chairs. They’ll help transform an unused outdoor space into an all-new place perfect for roasting marshmallows, singing songs and making new memories.
5) String Up a String Light Pattern
You’ve got to add some ambiance with unique string light patterns so your backyard parties can run past sundown. This backyard living project will help you give your backyard a signature look and help create the entertainment space you’ve always dreamed of.
6) Makeover Your She Shed
If you’re looking for a DIY backyard makeover idea that’s going to take your outdoor space to the next level, look no further than this She Shed makeover with Jodi Marks. This makeover can be done in a quick weekend. It’s something you can take on no matter the weather so you can enjoy backyard living any season.
7) Build a Sand Table
If you’ve got kiddos, this build is for you. Work with our Doug Scott to get this sand table up and ready to go in one quick weekend. If you want something that’ll keep the little ones entertained for hours (and years to come), this build is going to change your backyard.
8) Take a Swing in This Hanging Bed
What’s more fun than a hanging bed? We can’t think of anything. It’s relaxing, fun, and fairly easy to put together when you have a free weekend. The best thing about this hanging bed is that you can use it in cold and warm weather. In cold weather, just add some blankets to keep yourself warm.
9) Up Your Work from Home Game
If you’re working from home, chances are you find yourself stuck inside your office, and that’s not a fun work day. Bring your work day outside with this awesome outdoor tech desk. Join Doug Scott to get this build done in a snap.
10) Cook Up Something Great
Spend time in your backyard space without ever having to leave. You don’t want to walk back inside and interrupt the flow of an event just to check on a pizza! Now, you can get all your pizza cooking done easily. Keep all your pizza toppings and odds and ends together with this amazing outdoor pizza oven station.
Any of these transformative backyard living makeover ideas are sure to help you get outside to enjoy backyard living in brand new ways adding to your summer fun.