Root Cellar Ideas

The idea of root cellars has been around for centuries, way before refrigerators were invented, and is still being utilized today. It’s an effective way of storing and preserving root vegetables and fruits such as carrots, potatoes, beets, turnips, apples, etc. The major principle used in preserving produce this way is the natural insulation provided by […]

An easy guide to replacing manhole covers

Manhole covers aren’t exactly sexy, right? I mean, you don’t wake up in the morning saying, “Hey… today is manhole cover day”! So we, the good guys at Drainage Sales UK, are going to make a topic that may be perceived as a little boring, a lot more creative, engaging and interesting. No, we can’t […]

JAG Grill

JAG Grill for 8 People

Throughout history we’ve loved to gather around the fire while preparing or enjoying a meal… to share, reminisce, love, or just stay warm. This 3-In-1 Grill (Grill / Fire-Pit / Table) is perfect for such occasions. JAG Grill combines all of the things you need in your outdoor area. It’s a great table where you […]

Makeshift Swimming Pools

Looking for an interesting, creative, or economical way to make your own swimming pool? Installing and maintaining a permanent pool can be very expensive. You need to consider the cost of construction, filters, and overall maintenance. That’s why the idea of building a makeshift swimming pool is more appealing. The good news is that there […]

Cheap and Cheerful Pallet Fencing

Need to build a fence? Here’s an unusual and inexpensive solution – pallet fences! They’re cheap and cheerful yet easy and remarkably robust!Choosing pallets to build a fence around your property is a clever idea especially if you are trying to enclose a big yard. You can save a heap of money with this cheap yet strong alternative. Pallets are […]

Fire Pit Swing Sets

Love relaxing around a fire and also like the occasional gentle swing? This fire pit swing set combination is for you! While swinging is part of being a kid, there are plenty of adults that still enjoy it too. These fire pit swing sets allow you to enjoy a gentle swing, and keeps you warm […]

Do Swimming Pools Really Add More Value To Your Property?

Before adding a pool to your home, it pays to consider your medium term intentions. Will you still be living there in five years? A pool is a major expense. But is it an investment in anything more than leisure? A pool can increase the resale value of our homes and may even shorten the […]

Outdoor Showers

Want to take a shower after a strenuous and messy day in the garden? Then a nice outdoor shower is a great idea. It allows you to come home clean while keeping the mess out where it belongs. An outdoor shower is also the perfect place to rinse off after swimming in the pool. And […]

Upcycled Tree Stump And Log Ideas

Have you cut down a tree and wondering what to do next? Maybe you’re still struggling with a stump or two. They’re tough to remove by hand and a stump grinder doesn’t come cheaply. Instead of paying to remove your logs and stumps, why not turn them into planters and let the removal be done in […]

Creative Courtyards

A well designed courtyard offers both visual and aural privacy

A courtyard can offer exceptional privacy even in the middle of high density housing. If well thought out and designed, a courtyard offers both visual and aural privacy. Both are important when so many homes today have so little space separating them. Of course, a courtyard isn’t soundproof, but the walls act as a sound […]

Fun DIY Swing Projects

Do you love to spend quality time outdoors? Then you’ll surely enjoy what we’ve collected here. We’ve hand picked these DIY swing projects to inspire you to build one. Yes! you can build one yourself, and it’s not as hard as it may look. These projects are fit for people who are new to DIY […]

Make your own hexagon stepping stones

DIY Hexagon Stepping Stones - Design and draw

Making your own stepping stones is a practical and fun way of upgrading your home. By making your own stepping stones you can choose to personalize them in any number of ways. Making your own stepping stones is a great opportunity for every member of the family to get involved allowing them to display their creativity. The hexagonal stepping stones […]

DIY Cob Oven

Why order pizza when you can bake your own? Not only do you save money, but you’re also sure that what you serve your family is fresh and nutritious! Serving freshly baked pizza and bread in your outdoor living area is a great way to entertain your family and friends. But you don’t have to […]

Build your own backyard flagstone pathway

Foot traffic wear patterns are the most common backyard problem. And when it rains you can instantly notice the bare patches turn to mud due to past erosion. Making a flagstone pathway is an easy and inexpensive solution. Because no two flagstone pieces are alike, you can create a very unique structure that can come in a […]

DIY Backyard Pergola

Pergolas are not only architecturally attractive, but when you add some climbing plants, can provide some protection from the summer sun. This structure is great for any yard as it adds beauty without consuming too much of the space. Its beautiful frames blend well with its environment, making people enjoy the outdoors while still giving a sense of […]

Easy to build rain barrel system

DIY Rain Barrel System - Water towers

Unless you live in a very wet climate, it’s always good to be able to collect rainwater for your garden. This watering system is a perfect solution as it doesn’t rely on a pump – just gravity! This watering system is relatively easy to build and uses an easy concept for delivering water to your garden beds. […]

DIY Pine Wattle Fence

Pine wattle fencing (or wicket fencing if you’re in the UK) is a fun family project. Many trees and shrubs are suitable for the materials and it is a totally hands-on experience. In fact, there’s not a nail to be found. With a little imagination, this idea can be used all around the home to […]

DIY Outdoor Kitchen Projects

Do you enjoy cooking and being outdoors and close to nature? Then creating a space that combines the best of both worlds is ideal for your lifestyle. How many times have you missed entertaining and spending quality time with your friends and family because you’ve been busy cooking in the kitchen? Creating your own outdoor […]

How to build a cedar smokehouse

Do you like smoked meat? Smoking offers a lot of advantages. Not only do you get great tasting food, the smoking acts as a natural preservative. You’ll know that what you serve to your family and friends is delicious, healthy, and safe. If you want to smoke your own meat,  why not build yourself a smokehouse. The […]

DIY Solar Outdoor Shower

A simple, efficient and inexpensive outdoor bathroom

Do you like the idea of outdoor showering? Then you will love this DIY shower. In some places, water heaters are outdoor bathrooms are considered more as luxury than a necessity. But that shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying a warm shower! This outdoor shower runs completely on solar energy, providing free hot water and lighting during the night. Reflective […]

Mosaic Garden Path

Although an ancient form of art, mosaics are still immensely popular today.They’re a great DIY project, with the design only limited by your imagination. What sort of mosaic would you like? One of the best places in the house to make mosaic art with is the garden or backyard. It doesn’t overpower other elements in […]

DIY Airplane Swing

Up, up and away! This DIY airplane swing could be one of the coolest things to build for your kids! This would be a great DIY gift that only requires $30-40 from your wallet, depending on the available materials that you have. If you’ve got a 3- to 6-year old, why not make them their own airplane? […]

Vertical Wooden Box Planter

DIY Vertical Wooden Box Planter

If you’re interested in going vertical with your greenery, why not make one of these vertical wooden box planters? A vertical planter offers a couple of advantages. It saves space, which makes it ideal for those of you who are living in apartments or studios. It’s also an efficient way of watering plants as excess […]

Bench Around a Tree

Do you have a favorite park where you love to spend a warm afternoon sitting under the shade of a tree? A place to enjoy a book, good conversation, or a quiet drink? Wouldn’t it be nice to create that atmosphere in your own yard? A tree bench will make it a reality! Your yard doesn’t […]