Upgrade Your Patio
Across the Southwest spring has definitely sprung, and summer is now fast approaching. With plenty of sunny days and warm weather coming your way, it’s time to get your patio ready for parties, picnics, and plenty of great meals.
No matter your personal DIY skill set, here’s our list to make the great outdoors the best “room” in your home.
For the Creative Carpenter: Picnic table + Cooler
With just a few basic power tools you can make your own sturdy and stylish picnic table. These detailed plans describe everything you need to know. Our favorite feature, the bonus cooler that keeps plenty of cold drinks close at hand.
For the Home Chef: Charcoal Grill Pizza Oven
It’s not delivery; it’s your own creation! Did you know, the humble charcoal grill actually possess the secret ability make the most delicious fresh pizza at home. Take advantage of the high heat to get crispy crusts and bubbly cheese in no time. You won’t be missing those burgers and dogs once a few homemade pies hit the table. If you can’t fire up coals, consider a pizza stone for your standard oven.
For the Party Planner: DIY Patio Lighting
No matter what delicious treats you’re serving, every party needs the right ambiance. Leave your old holiday lights in the attic, and try one of these crafty alternatives. You can customize colors and sizes to get just the right look that matches your outdoor decor.
For Those with a Green Thumb: Succulent Planters
Everyone in the Southwest knows we need to be responsible with water when it comes to landscaping. Planting succulents lets you enjoy some of the most beautiful native plants with nearly effortless care. Try making different sizes to use throughout your space, or to give as eco-friendly party favors.
For the Young at Heart: Outdoor Games
Kids and adults, both young and old, can all enjoy an afternoon of exciting games and playful fun. Whether it’s cornhole, ladder golf, or Viking Chess, it’s time to gather your guests in the backyard for a little friendly competition. By building your own games, your family gets the fun of actually building something plus plenty of lasting memories.