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Backyard DIY Projects

Summer is here and you may be looking for new ways to entertain family, host friends, or you may want to surprise your spouse with an improved aesthetic! Michele Harmon Team has multiple DIY projects that can help revamp your backyard for summer fun on a budget! 

  1.  Fire Pit

If you buy the stones and materials yourself, you can create a firepit in just one day for under $100! This is perfect for enjoying s’mores and telling stories around the campfire with the family! Check out the video below to learn how to build a fire pit on a budget!

2. Tire Swing

A tree swing is another project that can be completed in less than a day. You will need chain, rope, a drill, wood for the seat, and a healthy tree to hang it from. Buying a pre-made tree swing can make this project even easier! Click here to purchase one from Amazon for less than $50!

3.  Raised Garden Bed

This project is perfect for DIY fans with a green thumb. Get ready to enjoy your own home-grown herbs and vegetables! A garden bed will allow you to maximize your backyard garden space, gain better control over the soil, reduce soil compaction, and care for your plants easier. Lowe’s shares how to build a garden bed for your specific space in the video below!

4. Outdoor Lighting

Brightening up your backyard is easy! Consider hanging lanterns, lining wired lights on your trees, or adding some fixtures along your walkway. Your backyard can be a soothing retreat with a bit of ambient lighting!

5. Pathway

Do you find yourself constantly getting your feet dirty from walking through the grass to get to your backdoor? Dodge the dirt by laying and spacing out large, flat stones to create an entrancing pathway! Backyard stones are simple to set up. 

You may need to remove a section of grass from your backyard, then rake the dirt until it is flat prior to placing the stones down. Placing smaller stones alongside the larger ones will give the pathway a better flow. One of the most popular pathway trends is stamped concrete. Stamped concrete will allow you to create a beautiful backyard space while potentially increasing the value of your home.

6. Outdoor Art Haven

Mount a giant chalkboard against the fence and get the kids outside to embrace their creative skills! Click here to learn how to make an install an outdoor chalkboard.

A homeowner’s options are endless when considering what to do with your home and backyard! Decide which renovation idea works best for your family and get started on creating it yourself! When it comes to your backyard oasis, it is up to you to decide what to prioritize. Are you ready to take steps towards becoming a homeowner? Call Michele Harmon Team at 713-818-1330 today for help finding the perfect place for you to call home! We will guide you through the process and make it as stress free on you as possible! 

Maybe you are looking to sell instead? MHT always aims to go above and beyond for our clients and it is reflected in our results! We have been selling homes 88.3% faster than Houston’s average Realtor. We have over 300 Zillow reviews and we will work hard for you! Call Michele Harmon Team at 713-818-1330 to discuss what your home is worth and how we would love to work with you to get it sold!

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