Your home is where you’re supposed to feel most comfortable. While many people focus greatly on the inside of their homes, too often do they overlook their backyard. Your backyard could be one of the best places in your home if you upgrade it enough. There are many DIY backyard upgrades that you can do that are easy enough to do on your own, without sacrificing results. But what are they?
It may seem like a no-brainer, but adding a fire pit is an easy backyard upgrade that adds a lot of luxury to your yard. A fire pit is great for night-time fires, roasting s’mores, and enjoying the outdoors with those you love most. Not only that but adding a fire pit is easy to do!
To add a fire pit to your backyard, you’ll need to make sure that you have a clearing suitable for it. This means no overhanging trees within 8 to 10 feet above your pit, and at least 6 feet around. This ensures safety while the pit is in use. Once you’ve found the place, you’ll need to collect your materials and build the pit. You may build a fire pit out of brick, stone, or something similar. For the base, you may wish to put a layer of dirt, or stone. This helps prevent the fire from spreading to your grass. Build your pit, and relax, you’ve just added a major upgrade!
Having an outdoor porch is a great way to relax in the summer without the risk of being bit by too many bugs. This is great to help keep animals and other intruders out as well. Many people prefer an outdoor porch for the added layer of safety and comfort. These are great for late-night book reading sessions, family game times, and more.
To build an outdoor porch, you’ll want to create blueprints or buy a kit. You may wish to consult the advice of a professional. Consider having custom tarps made for your porch panels, as they provide a great source of shade, as well as weatherization benefits.
An outdoor porch is great for some added luxury as you relax, especially with the bonus of tarps for shade during the hot summer days.
Adding a gazebo is a great way to spruce up your backyard. By adding a gazebo, you’ll add a place to relax, garden, and even grill. Not only that, but gazebos look great, which only adds to the overall style of your backyard.
Consider purchasing a gazebo already made, or building one with pre-made plans. If you’re crafty enough, you’ll have the option of building a gazebo from scratch. However, this is by far the most time-consuming and hard option. Be sure that you have the skill and the tools to complete the project safely before beginning.
Pools are a great way to add some extra zest to your backyard. They’re a great way to beat the heat while adding fun and luxury. There are many ways to add a pool, whether by an inflatable, an above-ground, or even an in-ground pool. However, in-ground pools may require special equipment and professional expertise.
For added safety, consider adding a tarp and a safety fence to protect the pool when in use, and when it’s not. If you have children make sure your pool is properly fenced.
Many DIY backyard upgrades will transform your backyard into an oasis of fun and relaxation. From adding a swimming pool to adding a comfortable porch with tarps for shade, and so much more. There’s an upgrade to fit any backyard. You may even consider adding a garden or focusing on your landscaping to help tie it all together! Your backyard is a place to entertain and enjoy. Doing those things gets a lot easier when you spend some time putting in some DIY backyard upgrades!
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