DIY Summer Outdoor Living Projects

Summer is the perfect time to make improvements on your outdoor living space. With longer days, gentler weather, and seasonal activities like barbecues and pool parties as inspiration, it doesn’t require a lot of extra motivation to get the tools out and spend a Saturday building an exciting new addition to your outdoor rooms.


Most of these DIY projects can be finished within a day, so you can spend one day working outdoors, and the next day enjoying your new backyard features with family and friends. Whether you’re looking to add a classic yet simple summer favorite like a hammock or upgrade your backyard by constructing an outdoor shower, our seasonal list of favorite outdoor living projects will make the remaining days of summer that much sweeter.


DIY Greenhouse via Ecofriend.


Outdoor Chalkboard for Kids via Lowes.


DIY Simple Summer Hammock via Design Sponge.


Outdoor Shower via HGTV Gardens.


DIY Outdoor Day Bed via Apprentice Extrovert.