Beautiful and Playful Backyards
Summer is around the corner…and if you have a case of cabin fever as bad as mine, then you just can’t wait for the sunny days to come. There’s just something special about being able to walk out into the sunshine without a care in the world and enjoy your very own slice of nature in the form of a backyard.
I know that not everyone who reads Remodelaholic has an enormous backyard…and some of you might not have any yard at all. But even if all you have to enjoy nature outside your doorstep is a small balcony, there are ways you can make that space fun for young and old alike. I’ve collected a bunch of ideas here for making your backyard FUN. And guess what? Most of them don’t include a pool installation! I’m a firm believer that yards can be enjoyed DIY style, so many of these ideas could be completed without hiring a professional…or modified to fit in small spaces. I’ve started this list with things that make backyards fun for kids, but if kids don’t visit your yard, feel free to scroll further down the list for ideas that are geared a little more towards adults.
Backyards For Families
Matchbox car village | Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine
Sandboat | Desire Empire
Backyard Beach | Better Together
Outdoor Play Kitchen | Garden Mama
Mudpie Kitchen | Mama Liberated
Mudpie Kitchen with Chalkboards | Joyful Home
Chalkboard on the Fence | Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine
Multi-level Playscape | Redlough Landscapes
Tips for Backyard Movie Night | Apartment Therapy
How to Make a Sunken Trampoline | Little Green Fingers
Kid Wash | Instructables
Simple Treehouse Tutorial | Apartment Therapy
How to Build a Play Fort | This Old House
Backyard Splashpool | Ziggity Zoom
Natural Swim Pond | Kim Vallee
Giant Outdoor Chess/Checkers | Traditional Home
Circular Outdoor Lounge Seating | Houzz
Party Perfect Patio | Remodelaholic
Colorful, Comfortable Patio | One Kings Lane
Outdoor Kitchen | The Logan’s Landing at Remodelaholic
Outdoor Snack Bar | House Beautiful
Removeable Top for a Fire Pit | Infarrantly Creative
Old Door Privacy Screen | Not Just a Housewife
Back Porch Shower | Houzz
Need more outdoor inspiration to create a beautiful backyard for families? Check out my Pinterest boards!
Thanks for the resource! As a home builder, I’m always looking for ways to spice up my clients yards with new ideas and new to dos.
Ahhh! I love all of these backyard pictures! It makes me wanna get out in my yard and fix it up!
Those are awesome ideas!! I especially love the one with the circular lounge. Thanks for sharing!!