Have The Best Backyard In Town With The DIY Pergola And Fire Pit

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After a long winter spent hibernating indoors, summer is all about being outside. Everything is more enjoyable in the fresh air and sunshine — especially entertaining. And summertime entertaining can be even more enjoyable with a cost-effective and gorgeous DIY.

For many people, their backyard is their warm weather oasis. Whether you like to host parties, barbecue for your family, or simply just sit down and relax with a good book (or drink!), your backyard should feel comfortable and inviting.

If your backyard is lacking a little something something, why not liven it up with a beautiful (and super easy-to-make) DIY pergola and fire pit area?

Alabama couple Lauren and Brett shared their DIY backyard oasis with Remodelaholic, showing how it transformed an open space on their property into their dream outdoor oasis.

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“It’s a conversation piece around our small town,” Lauren said. “We love making s’mores, star-gazing, and relaxing here at the end of the day.”

Lauren revealed that she and Brett spent around $2,300 in total on this project. This included the lumber needed to make the pergola, the porch swings, the adirondack chairs, and the string lights.

Lauren explained that they purchased the porch swings for about $100 each, which is actually quite reasonable considering the retail price of most porch swings. Copy Lauren and Brett’s look with these ones from Wayfair.

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Additionally, Lauren revealed that they built their own adirondack chairs, spending about $50 in materials on each. If you don’t have a carpenter in the family, check out these reasonably priced ones, also from Wayfair.

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Although the string lights are optional, they certainly transform the space into something magical. Click here to shop different styles of string lights.

If you’re wondering how long a project like this takes, Lauren explained that two individuals who are knowledgable in carpentry could complete the pergola space in a weekend. However, the project took her and Brett about two weeks to finish, since they could only work on it in their spare time.

If Lauren and Brett’s DIY has you sold, click here for the list of materials needed and step-by-step tutorial. Summer has only just begun, so you have lots of time to turn your backyard into your dream outside space.