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7 easy DIY backyard projects (no woodworking!)

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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A patio can be an awesome, functional and modern addition to your home, especially if an unsightly garden filled with weeds, clutter and broken, unused items is the alternative. In this homify feature, we look at 7 DIY backyard projects that will instantly upgrade your dull backyard into the hub of weekend social activity. Interested? Well, check these helpful hints by our professionals and be inspired!

1. Ceramic your furniture

Revamp a boring wooden counter with some wonderful Mediterranean design ceramic tiles and your patio will have a fascinating decor element.

2. Perfect pool

Decorate a swimming pool with deck chairs, umbrellas and pretty potted plants. But don't forget to keep it clean too, there's nothing more attractive on a sweltering summer day.

3. Small space

If your garden is not brimming with space, then you need to consider the essentials for a beautiful landscape. Opt for plants in a variety of colours and textures and organise them in accordance with their type. This will make watering and maintaining them a lot easier.

4. Rusticity

A rustic wooden table will enhance that authentic atmosphere in your garden, now add a roof and you will have a usable space regardless of the weather.

5. Outdoor kitchen

Create a comfortable undercover outdoor kitchen and put together sensational meals for the whole family, whether it's grilled, sautéed or even just roasted this space has it all!

6. Stone braai

Behind the shadow of a large tree is the perfect spot for a brilliant stone braai. You can opt to build it yourself or hire a contractor to do the work for you.

7. Wooden deck

A classic wooden deck is great for soaking up the sunshine, but why not build some moveable wooden deck furniture while you're at it. The patio will definitely look chic and attractive. How about these 17 miniature gardens (that are super easy to copy!)?

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