Some of the best backyards we’ve seen in 2021
Here at Backyard Discovery, we love to see how you take your backyard and really go the Whole Fine Yards (see what we did there?), taking your outdoor space to the next level.
We especially love it when we see how you use our backyard products to glow up your patios and create cool corners for your cabanas. We see a lot of beautiful backyards that must be the envy of your neighbors (and we take inspiration from you, too!).
2021 has been the year of high-end home makeovers and backyard “quarantinis”, and it has also seen more people pick up the power tools than ever before. We had a quick scan through our socials, and these are our eight favorite backyard projects of the year — so far!
Bring together all the elements with a freestanding gazebo
We think this is everything you’d want in a beautiful backyard. Pretty shed for tool storage? Check. Lush lawn? Check. Fire pit surrounded by adirondacks? Check. Pool? Check. Gazebo? Check. All we need now is someone to fire up the BBQ and pass around some cold ones.
Customize the kids’ playset with their dream theme
Ever been envious of how cool a kid is? Now you are. We love this lakeside inspired makeover of the Liberty Swing Set, where Carly has gone the Whole Fine Yards with a creative new color scheme and sand pit. We’re reminded of long, hot summer days at camp and endless adventuring.
Make your backyard feel like a fairytale
Okay, so this might just be the best backdrop for our Spring Cottage Playhouse we’ve ever seen. Tea party in the woods, anyone? Expertly assembled by proud new owners, this perfect playhouse offers the ideal opportunity for customization thanks to the flowerbeds and wooden construction, allowing you to repaint it if you prefer and even add a cute name or number on the door.
Perfect poolside privacy with a cabana pergola
You had us at the goat pool float. We LOVE this DIY backyard makeover by Samantha, who has used a stock tank to create her pool and added some seriously cool lighting for an ambient outdoor experience. The Haven Cabana Pergola provides the ideal privacy and shade screen, keeping out nosey neighbors and harsh sun rays.
DIY porch swing for complete comfort
A rite of passage for any American is to install their very own porch swing. Made for late-night stargazing and watching the world go by, the Farmhouse Porch Swing offers just the right amount of DIY for beginners.
Create your ideal outdoor aesthetic with a steel pergola
Weatherproof, water-tight, and requiring incredibly little maintenance, the Hawthorne Traditional Steel Pergola can be styled in so many different ways. Rust resistant, UV protected and boasting its very own 5-year warranty, this is absolutely the choice for those who want to go the Whole Fine Yards. Did we mention that it has a PowerPort™ for easy phone charging, too?
All shrubbed up for hot tub heaven
Want to DIY the ultimate social space? Take some tips from these guys. Clever shrubbery planting combined with our Arlington Gazebo delivers the perfect amount of privacy, while the Haven Cabana Pergola provides a shady spot for soaking in the hot tub, as well as cover from snow during the winter.
Create a cozy corner for evenings with friends & family
We love this shot of our Rayven Gazebo because it captures it at an angle that not many people see! Assembled to perfection, this high-quality garden gazebo is made from 100% nordic spruce lumber, features a steel sheet roof, and boasts PowerPorts™ for easy electrical access. Whether you pair it with comfortable outdoor seating or a blissful, bubbling hot tub, you’re guaranteed to create a stunning space.