Are you thinking about a backyard makeover? Get inspired by these 24 fun backyard makeover ideas!
Making over your backyard outdoor living space can be as elaborate as creating an entire oasis for spending time outdoors or it can be as simple as refreshing your patio or deck with new furniture and a fresh coat of paint or stain.
It all comes down to budget and whether or not you’re going to DIY it or hire it to be done.
Outdoor spaces can include dining, seating, a fire pit, or even a pool. Creating spaces for relaxing and enjoying the outside not only increases your home’s value, but it allows you to enjoy priceless time with family and friends.
Check out these 24 fun backyard makeover ideas to inspire your next outdoor living space makeover.
What was once a desolate backyard is turned into a family-friendly outdoor living space. After a ton of blood sweat and tears, our backyard space features a fire pit area with a paver patio, a kid's play area complete with a mulched playground, and a deck with a built-in seating area and dining furniture. I can't believe this is my own backyard, I love it so much.
Makeover your backyard outdoor space by adding a fire pit with a seating area for cozy nights with family and friends. This fire pit area is made with pea gravel and stone pavers bordering the seating area and the path to make it the focal point of this backyard. Adirondack chairs are the perfect place to sit around the fire and roast marshmallows.
Compacted gravel makes a great patio surface and is ideal for a yard with a septic system where you can't put a permanent structure on top of it. A water feature disguises tree roots and creates a relaxing space to spend time. Outdoor seating includes a hammock for relaxing in the shade on a hot day.
Turn an unused space in your backyard into an outdoor oasis. A gravel and paver stone area underneath the tall trees makes a great place for outdoor dining. The shed in this space got a fresh coat of paint and now has a vertical garden hanging on the side. Use your covered space for a seating area for time spent with family and friends.
Create the backyard of your dreams by replacing a worn-out old deck with four outdoor rooms. Gravel patio areas open up the entire yard and create visual appeal. This outdoor project features an outdoor dining area, a gazebo for seating, an herb garden, and a welcoming entry.
Extending a concrete patio space to include space for a fire pit area and dining space is the perfect way to different areas to your backyard. The concrete is clean and modern and gives the look of this backyard a new life.
A backyard makeover doesn't have to cost a fortune. Using an open space for a fire pit and seating area can transform your outdoor living space and is a great addition to a dream backyard. Simple to make, this backyard makeover is done with marble chips and natural stones for the fire pit and Adirondack chairs complete the relaxing outdoor area.
Ditch that old wooden deck and use gravel to define your outdoor spaces. Gravel is a budget-friendly alternative to concrete and a binding agent can be used to keep the gravel from being scattered into the grass areas. A seating area with a fire feature and a hanging swing creates relaxing areas to hang out.
Taking on a large backyard makeover with multiple areas can be expensive, but this ultimate outdoor retreat is worth every penny. From the extended living area off the kitchen to the firepit that blends seamlessly with the landscape. It's a backyard makeover to dream about.
Add a play area for the kiddos by building your own outdoor playset. The benefits of making your own include being able to customize exactly how you want it and it will be sturdier and safer for your kids to play on. If you have space in your backyard I highly recommend building your own!
This backyard pool area has everything you need for a summer poolside. Sometimes moving a fence to make an area larger is just what's needed. Moving the fence in this backyard makeover made room for an outdoor dining space and a firepit area. Turning this backyard into the ultimate entertaining space.
Add a flower garden at the base of a tree to disguise roots, a vertical planter that gives you space for a garden, and a gravel patio that is perfect for sitting around the fire pit. This small outdoor space is warm and cozy. The perfect little backyard retreat.
This coastal backyard makeover makes use of every available space. There is seating, a waterfront dining space, and a relaxing space with a freestanding hammock. Easy backyard makeover ideas you can do in any backyard space.
Color is a great way to add a fun addition to your backyard makeover. Large flower pots can be turned over and used as seating and string lights are a great way to add ambiance to a backyard seating area with colorful pillows. Colorful outdoor decor is a great way to personalize your outdoor space.
Taming a backyard can be a lot of work, but totally worth it in the end. Consider clearing brush and trimming trees as you makeover your outdoor space. A new fence adds a fresh look to the yard and flowers on the patio give it a cozy vibe.
Add privacy to your backyard and create an outdoor living space all in one. A floating deck with a privacy fence is the perfect backdrop for this outdoor dining space. String lights and an outdoor rug cozy up this space you can use to entertain family and friends.
An outdoor entertaining space needs plenty of seating and this backyard makeover ticks all the boxes. Relax poolside with a seating area, a lounging area and a dining area. You'll be pool party ready with these backyard makeover ideas.
This stunning backyard firepit with seating is labor intensive, but it sure creates a perfect place for backyard entertaining. Concrete blocks and bricks were used to build the foundation for this firepit, then the manufactured stone was used as the facade to give it the natural stone look.
DIYing this backyard space was a fraction of what this backyard makeover cost would have been to hire it done.
Define your outdoor living space with a pergola. It gives some relief from the hot rays of the sun and is perfect for adding string lights to light it up at night. Don't worry if you don't have an outlet handy, solar lights are the perfect way to add lighting to your outdoor space.
Using different materials to makeover your backyard creates visual interest. Flagstone and brick are used to define the spaces in this backyard. A seating area, a space with a hot tub, and a garden arbor used as an entrance update this backyard into the ultimate outdoor entertainment space.
Consider what you want your outdoor space to be used for before you start a backyard makeover. If you want a place to relax and enjoy time outdoors consider a seating area with chairs facing each other to engage in conversation. Add string lights to a pergola to cozy up the outdoors in the evenings.
Outdoor living is complete without an amazing outdoor kitchen. The lower deck in this backyard houses the kitchen and dining area which are accessed by steps down from the sitting area. Outdoor living doesn't get any better than this.
A lot can be packed into a small space especially outdoors. A hot tub, a lounging area, and a dining space make up this adorable beach house backyard. Low maintenance is key to this makeover and stone pavers eliminate the need for a lot of lawn care.
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