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3 Building projects for your backyard

by Alexis Malsbury 05/02/2022

If you want to enhance your outdoor living space as well as the interior, there are countless ways to add functionality and aesthetic appeal with DIY building projects. You can transform an empty backyard into a custom oasis in a variety of ways.

To get started, here are some ideas for backyard building projects to try:

Build a raised garden bed

Whether you want to grow herbs, veggies, flowers or a mixture of all three, raised garden beds are a perfect way to start your backyard garden. Constructing garden beds with wood is a simple building project, only requiring a few basic tools and lumber. Add soil and your choice of plants for a dedicated gardening space you can use all year.

Put up a pergola

If you need stylish shelter in your backyard, consider building your own pergola. You can construct a functional pergola during a single weekend using any number of free plans available online. Or, for a more out-of-the-box solution, try a DIY pergola kit including full project instructions and materials. Regardless of what you use to build your pergola, you’ll transform your backyard and functional space with timeless charm.

Create an outdoor cooking & dining area

Outdoor cooking and dining is the perfect way to get the most out of your backyard. What’s even greater is that it’s simple to DIY. You can build a full outdoor kitchen complete with grill, prep space and storage. Or, simply create a dining area to enjoy meals outdoors.

Try combining an outdoor table with modular bench seating with hidden storage space. Build a serving cart or prep table to go with your grill and have everything you need for an outdoor feast in your backyard.

About the Author
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Alexis Malsbury

As a real estate agent, my mission is straightforward: to transform any apprehension you may have about your real estate goals into a positive, stress-free experience while exceeding your expectations. A Westchester native, I bolster my customer service expertise with my Hudson Valley insights: From the region’s historic estates and wineries to outdoor adventure and natural beauty, I can find the property — and the area — that fits you and your family to a tee. 

Before launching my real estate career, I’d spent many years serving as Director of Marketing, Communications, and Environmental Education for GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York. I subsequently drew upon my achievements in environmental education to work as a consultant in the agriculture and farming industry, managing operations for several farms throughout Westchester County. My experiences extend to supporting and volunteering for several nonprofits, including Guiding Eyes for the Blind, where I have fostered dogs in the Brood/Stud Program for over a decade.

Before joining RE/MAX, I had spent several years as an agent at a small Westchester-based real estate brokerage. My entire background has significantly influenced my career and exceptionalism as a real estate agent, including cultivating long-lasting client relationships across a broad spectrum with my ‘can-do’ attitude. My ease of availability and supreme flexibility have become cornerstones of my service while I negotiate every one of my clients’ deals with precision. 

I’m just a phone call or email away for all your buying and selling needs: (914) 309-0136 or [email protected]. I’m always ready to answer any questions you may have and go out of my way to help you achieve your real estate goals!