By the end of May, we are moving full speed ahead towards summer. Summers filled with cold drinks, fireflies—or lightening bugs as I prefer to call them—and tons of time spent outdoors. Before the temps get too steamy, the boyfriend and I have big plans to whip our backyard space into shape with a full scale patio DIY ahead of us in the coming weeks. Naturally, I’ve been scouring all edges of the internet for outdoor inspiration. Along the way, I encountered some killer before & after projects. Let’s visit a few of my favorites.
First up, get a load of this patio/raised flower bed/outdoor fireplace slice of heaven. Hubba, hubba.
DIY raised flowerbeds are a part of the master plan for my soon-to-be-transformed backyard, so these were surely a sight for sore eyes.
Our next backyard could be worse (the hot tub and lush lawn definitely give it a boost), but let’s be honest. It’s still pretty boring.
Amped up with a new pergola, entertaining areas and landscaping galore, this backyard is transformed into a true retreat.
Last but not least, this DIY-er was craving a relaxing spot to kick up her heels just steps from her backdoor.
Her fabulous dark wood pergola with cream curtain panels and expanded patio is just so stinkin’ perfect.
Check back in with me next month and I dish the ins & outs of our very own backyard rehab on At Home’s blog. Until then, happy DIY-ing!