13 Best Backyard Ideas

13 Best Backyard Ideas

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Idea #1)  A Covered Outdoor Living Space
A freestanding structure as a destination away from the house Many feel they want a covered space attached to their house but free-standing covered structures make great destination
a)       Gable style
b)      Hip & Ridge style
c)       Traditional gazebo style
d)      Lean-to style
e)      Pergola
I would recommend a covered structure that fully protects you from the elements & extends your seasons a little bit – in all weather. You could have heaters, add a fireplace, then a kitchen to your current structure and suddenly, it becomes a true four-season outdoor living area.
Idea #2) An Outdoor Kitchen
Not a standard application for this idea – I want you to think about adding more to your outdoor kitchen. Kitchens are amazing destinations outdoors. If you have a grill, that’s great but you can add a griddle right next to it or you can add a side burner. Maybe a pizza oven?  Don’t forget a refrigerator, and ice maker in your outdoor kitchen. These amenities keep you outside a little bit longer. How about a smoker or green egg? These are extremely popular as a secondary cook surface. Get creative with your outdoor kitchen. It doesn’t have to be the standard grill anymore – take it to the next level.
idea #3) Create a Relaxation Spot
What would relax you in your outdoor space? Yes, it’s personal – so think about some ideas in the landscape you would like to get away to. A little water feature, a very soothing little spot you can relax and let the stress of the day melt away. It could also be a little garden spot in your landscape. Gardening is known to be therapeutic and to relax as you. So maybe a little raised garden bed for you to be able to go out and putter in after a long day of work.  It can be a hot tub or sauna.
Idea #4) Another one that makes my list for the best backyard ideas is a Firepit. Not the typical fire pit – there are many different styles of firepits. Pack it full of people & kids- the main thing you’re thinking about is how to get out and use your space. You want to have it as that destination to get people over and get a break from the TV and apple devices.
Idea #5) My favorite backyard idea is an outdoor sauna. I use my Sona all the time – three times a week minimum. It’s a nice little meditation spot too – a private Oasis.
Idea #6) I always sneak a bar in my outdoor designs. Outdoor bars attract people. I love a bar because you can put a bar in almost any space. They look great and do not hinder people’s flow through the living space. So a bar in an outdoor living space cannot be understated.
Idea #7) One of my top ideas for your outdoor living space is an outdoor TV or an indoor TV that you move outside. Another fun idea:  an outdoor projector with a movie screen. Surprisingly, these are not very costly, but they add such an amazing summer evening environment. This is one of my favorite things to do: summer movie nights! We put up an inexpensive movie screen, have a very inexpensive projector – and enjoy evenings with lots of family and friends out watching movies under the stars together. Some people mock us because we are moving things outside but I just love being outside. If we watch movies – at least we’re outdoors hanging out together.
So, 7 great ideas here. I’m sorry to say but I was only able to get the first seven ideas in this video – but I do have the other six and because I fooled you saying it was 13 . . . (ran out of time) I’m gonna give you a bonus idea in the next video! Thank you very much for watching!

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  1. Coastal Sunrise on April 24, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Yeah 13 best outdoor ideas for rich people!

  2. Angie Gracie on April 24, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    SAVED!!! Thank you 👍🙂👍

  3. John Kinsfather on April 24, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    I was looking a more viable out door space, not the cost of a second house.

  4. Sarojinidevi Thambapillai on April 24, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    What about cost?

  5. Maggie Mirenda on April 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    I live in eastern Pennsylvania where is the best place to get an outdoor covered space?? I’ve been going back-and-forth with myself whether I wanted a pergola or gazebo I just want some sort of covered product???

  6. BBell 0416 on April 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Bruh lied

  7. Arvind Sharma on April 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Must have an outdoor cinema 🎥

  8. Roo17 on April 24, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Very nice work

  9. Michael Phan on April 24, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    2:40’ what is it call, where can get a quote please anyone? Thank you 🙏🏻

  10. Roger van der Veer on April 24, 2022 at 7:40 pm


  11. Terminalogical Inexactitude on April 24, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Not watching a fruitcake like this sneaker wearing, confused about his sex, doofus.

  12. Ali Ahmad on April 24, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    You talk too much and the camera on what’s the point

  13. franzitaduz on April 24, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    You know, many ordinary people who make the most of what they have really live well in free societies but n restrictive lands, none eventually will enjoy the fruit of their labors…. Lovely video of possibilities.

  14. Lesley Dennis on April 24, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Love the free-standing ideas with overhead lights installed. I have a large backyard I would like to break up with part of it to be an entertaining area. Thanks for the ideas!

  15. Pat L Smith on April 24, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Love the swing and garden. Great designs.😎

  16. mach51 on April 24, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Depends on climate but a covered outdoor living space in cold climates makes more sense than free standing. I want to use mine in the winter even if its just to grill and dont want to walk through a foot of snow to get there.

  17. Felicia Green on April 24, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    I’m trying to shade and enclose my 10×12 metal gazebo is that possible ?? If so Where can I purchase those screens

  18. darren 77 on April 24, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Great ideas! Do you have any recommendations for mosquito control in your backyard spaces?

  19. My Family Vacation Guide on April 24, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Great inspiration so … we built a deck. Thanks, check it out.

  20. terry7893 on April 24, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Some great ideas here!

  21. Elizabeth O on April 24, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    In Houston, we all get the outdoor sauna for free 😅.

  22. Sosh Fin on April 24, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    i like detached area but this is so far gone its like a guest house n i dont feel outdoor but again pretty much indoor

  23. Geraldina Franco on April 24, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Great ideas. Thank you.

  24. Dave Cummings on April 24, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Most HOA’s or POA’s won’t allow owners to build a separate structure. You must tie in the roof line. The benefit of living in a gated community is keeping out the riff raft, the downside is that you can’t just stand-up a free standing structure.

  25. ABM 261 on April 24, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Amazing ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Yadda Yadda on April 24, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Not everybody has gardens so big!!….. some of these ideas you would need planning permission for in the uk,.. 🤣🤣….

  27. Dáng My Trần Ngọc on April 24, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    If every time I think of you

  28. Your Google Meister on April 24, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I am 💯 % confident in saying this dudebro has absolutely no clue on actually constructing anything in this video

  29. RhumRunner41 on April 24, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Would love to implement many of those features at our lakefront cottage. Unfortunately, the various biting flies, mosquitos, and worst of all, the 9 months-long freezing cold spell kind of prevent us from investing in developping the backyard.

  30. Thellenza Ndini on April 24, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Beautiful..Great job 👏 thank you 🙏🏼 ❤️

  31. justin omar on April 24, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    The only problem with the free standing shelter is when it rains

  32. CPT_Walt on April 24, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I was actually looking for high dollar upgrades to my house, some of these projects could be done for as little as 100K. 🙂

  33. bhppy on April 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    My problem is I want to do a cover straight from the house that does not make my house dark from inside, and that’s not possible. A free standing structure is a solution but living in a rainy state, it doesn’t make sense. Also, I want simple and low maintenance not all the stuff you show here.

  34. Steve Hoff on April 24, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Wow your stuff is exactly what we are looking for!!! Money due in later next year but we may sign up for an appointment soon! In the meantime maybe I’ll play with one of your self-design programs. Thanks and we’ll definitely be looking you up!!!!!!

  35. Miss Rio on April 24, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    The first house is in the wrong place ! TOO MANY DAMM NEIGHBORS !THE REST IS GREAT, THANKS

  36. You Betcha on April 24, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Can’t hide money

  37. RafterBBuilders on April 24, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    What size porches do you like? A wider and narrower porch ex. 40’x10’or12’ or a deeper and shorter ex. 24’x18’

  38. JMO8A Veda on April 24, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    (I capped some screen photos for referencing is that ok? For designing on Sims..)

  39. Tab Blair on April 24, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Who is the manufacturer of the retractable blinds?

  40. Mark Anderson on April 24, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Get real guy not everyone has a huge unnecessary house . Try a two bedroom house in the city

  41. Christopher Bennett on April 24, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Great video, but background audio is too loud.

  42. Sulab Khatiwada on April 24, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    You only show us how good it can be. Not all of us can build our backyard, so it would be immensely helpful if you gave out the approximate cost of building outdoor settings like in your videos. Of course, it won’t be the same in Mississippi, California, or any place else (we all know that), but we can at least have a rough estimate.

  43. Mons and More on April 24, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Exactly WHO was this video made for??? Anyone considering these projects have million dollar homes and they don’t go to YouTube for landscaping ideas

  44. Chris Brown on April 24, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Decent content – refreshing in this site full of boring wannabe’s with a go-pro.

  45. Jean Mastrangelo on April 24, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Well you have a great imagination but you’re also not including all of the United States first so let’s talk about HOA and then let’s talk about fire pits the majority of the United States has restrictions on fire pits outside but also on fire places So when you step into reality then maybe I’ll step in to your contact but until then you’re in La La Land and the majority of us do not live in La La Land

  46. Maggie Mirenda on April 24, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    This was such a fantastic well put together video!! We just bought a house with a little over a half an acre. I’ve never had any land before so it’s so important to me to make really good use of it and I was looking for ideas 🙏🏼🌈 to make it a great place to be

  47. Creator Wizard on April 24, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Dude I love your channel. Absolutely brilliant content but I imagine incredible lead Gen. Great work 👏

  48. Rainiiti Samuelu on April 24, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Very good ideas i love them, i really admire those designs and ideas, i got an.idea about my home

  49. Julian Sitarski on April 24, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Its a great thought but what can u do with this in the winter

  50. Hai Vo on April 24, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    You can also build this for your flower garden and use it to support your larger vines and plants.

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