Cool off with your own stock tank pool

It’s much cheaper than building a pool, and you get the same results. Get tutorial here

Update your gazebo with cushioned seats

A gazebo isn’t really a gazebo unless you can lounge and sit under it. Get tutorial here

Build your own outdoor sectional

This is perfect for small patios and tight corners. Get tutorial here

Or a simple lounge area with cinder blocks

It’s amazing what some cinder blocks and a slab of wood can accomplish. Get tutorial here

Create your own firepit for bonfires

Backyards are so much cooler if they come with a place to roast marshmallows. Get tutorial here

Paint slabs of rock for a colorful patio

Sometimes a simple floor update can give you a whole new look. Get tutorial here

Create your own water garden for some zen

Add a mini paradise to your backyard with this brilliant and low-budget idea. Get tutorial here

Build your own sandbox for a beachy feel

It's reminiscent of your beach vacation, and your kids will love playing in it everyday. (My pinterest Reality Get tutorial here

Install your own backyard water feature

It’s a little magical paradise right in your backyard. Get tutorial here

Or build a small koi pond

You don’t even need the fish, just some lily pads will add some zen to your backyard. Get tutorial here

Add a pergola for some shade

You’ll be much more inclined to sit outside without the sun beating on your head. Get tutorial here

Upgrade your porch with a fenced-in gazebo

It's the upgrade your porch has been looking for. Get tutorial here

Put down a creek bed in small spaces

If you only have a small area to work with, a creek bed will get you that oasis on a budget. Get tutorial here

Add sheer curtains for some privacy

It looks elegant and it’s a great way to ward off bugs and nosy neighbors. Get tutorial here

Or make cloth curtains for an enclosed space

This is the perfect way to get some privacy, especially at night. Get tutorial here