I’m so ready to get started on several outdoor projects this spring. My outdoor project “wish list” is getting longer and longer. The more time I spend on my Pinterest Boards, researching creative outdoor spaces and solutions for my backyard/patio, the longer my list gets. I’m sure you guys who also dream on Pinterest can relate.
I can’t do all of these projects but I sure can share them with you guys. Maybe one of these ideas is the perfect creative outdoor solution for you.
Patios and Pergolas
If you’re looking for some type of creative pergola, seating wall and patio combination, this is a fantastic tutorial from Hansen Family Chaos:
Pergola design in dark brown/black finish:
via House and Home
Modern pergola and patio design:
I really love this design layout for a mini pergola swing. This would be fairly easy to DIY!
via Landmark Pavers
A multi-level seating area created with concrete/stucco finish:
Patio area created with gravel and fire pit.
Thom Filicia via House Beautiful
Here is a similar layout with gravel and a fire pit from Style Me Pretty.
Another inexpensive and creative way to make an outdoor patio is using large pavers and gravel:
via Zen Shmen
Outdoor Kitchen and Bars
High up on my list this spring/summer is to find a way to build and incorporate an outdoor kitchen and bar area. Below are some of my favorite kitchen designs.
via Jackie Glass
via Lorraine G Vale
Outdoor Fireplaces and Pits
There are so many creative design ideas online for outdoor fireplaces and pits. Here’s a creative design layout for a combination fireplace, seating wall and pergola:
I love this fireplace with a brick oven combination:
via Paradise Restored Portland Landscape
I love this more modern fireplace design with the small pergola:
via Milieu Design Peter Wodarz
via Jeffrey Gordon Smith
via Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscaping
So many creative outdoor spaces and design ideas. I have to make a final design decision in the next couple of weeks on what we want to tackle. Do you have any big spring outdoor projects in your plans? I would love to know!
By the way, if you’re planning on painting any of your outdoor furniture and accessories, I have a detailed post here on the best paints to use if you’re interested.
Thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful ideas, Cyndy! Thanks. Virginia
Renee Hansen says
Thank you for the positive post and recognition of our pergola!
What grows in shaded areas. Have cypress trees and large maples casting shade over three quarters of front yard!
Also have a drain field that never quits in the front yard due to gradual mountain slope for over 60 feet. Thought to just mulch most of it with the lack of sunshine and the drain field and just border otherwise. Gardener’s cries out to you!