13 Best Backyard Ideas

13 Best Backyard Ideas

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Idea #1)  A Covered Outdoor Living Space
A freestanding structure as a destination away from the house Many feel they want a covered space attached to their house but free-standing covered structures make great destination
a)       Gable style
b)      Hip & Ridge style
c)       Traditional gazebo style
d)      Lean-to style
e)      Pergola
I would recommend a covered structure that fully protects you from the elements & extends your seasons a little bit – in all weather. You could have heaters, add a fireplace, then a kitchen to your current structure and suddenly, it becomes a true four-season outdoor living area.
Idea #2) An Outdoor Kitchen
Not a standard application for this idea – I want you to think about adding more to your outdoor kitchen. Kitchens are amazing destinations outdoors. If you have a grill, that’s great but you can add a griddle right next to it or you can add a side burner. Maybe a pizza oven?  Don’t forget a refrigerator, and ice maker in your outdoor kitchen. These amenities keep you outside a little bit longer. How about a smoker or green egg? These are extremely popular as a secondary cook surface. Get creative with your outdoor kitchen. It doesn’t have to be the standard grill anymore – take it to the next level.
idea #3) Create a Relaxation Spot
What would relax you in your outdoor space? Yes, it’s personal – so think about some ideas in the landscape you would like to get away to. A little water feature, a very soothing little spot you can relax and let the stress of the day melt away. It could also be a little garden spot in your landscape. Gardening is known to be therapeutic and to relax as you. So maybe a little raised garden bed for you to be able to go out and putter in after a long day of work.  It can be a hot tub or sauna.
Idea #4) Another one that makes my list for the best backyard ideas is a Firepit. Not the typical fire pit – there are many different styles of firepits. Pack it full of people & kids- the main thing you’re thinking about is how to get out and use your space. You want to have it as that destination to get people over and get a break from the TV and apple devices.
Idea #5) My favorite backyard idea is an outdoor sauna. I use my Sona all the time – three times a week minimum. It’s a nice little meditation spot too – a private Oasis.
Idea #6) I always sneak a bar in my outdoor designs. Outdoor bars attract people. I love a bar because you can put a bar in almost any space. They look great and do not hinder people’s flow through the living space. So a bar in an outdoor living space cannot be understated.
Idea #7) One of my top ideas for your outdoor living space is an outdoor TV or an indoor TV that you move outside. Another fun idea:  an outdoor projector with a movie screen. Surprisingly, these are not very costly, but they add such an amazing summer evening environment. This is one of my favorite things to do: summer movie nights! We put up an inexpensive movie screen, have a very inexpensive projector – and enjoy evenings with lots of family and friends out watching movies under the stars together. Some people mock us because we are moving things outside but I just love being outside. If we watch movies – at least we’re outdoors hanging out together.
So, 7 great ideas here. I’m sorry to say but I was only able to get the first seven ideas in this video – but I do have the other six and because I fooled you saying it was 13 . . . (ran out of time) I’m gonna give you a bonus idea in the next video! Thank you very much for watching!

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50 Comments

  1. BBell 0416 on September 11, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Bruh lied

  2. Marc Strazzabosco on September 11, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    You have beautiful designs, but if you say “space” one more time!!

  3. Siony Griffith on September 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Hi Micah are you coming to Souther California soon. We need help with our backyard.

  4. J DUB on September 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    We live on about 6 acres and our pool is over a 100 yards away from the house with an old school Caribbean shack/bar/refrigerator…having it away from the house makes us feel like we are on vacation when we go there….

  5. Armando Martinez on September 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    That’s his I’m looking to live with pavers and River Rock water feature a pound Just for me to enjoy.

  6. Harinder Saini on September 11, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I am totally inspired by your ideas. I am looking for some help to design my back yard. I have tradesmen to do the work but would like sone guidance to design it. Can I get some help? I am in Surrey, BC

  7. Cindy Quintero on September 11, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I love the work you guys do !! I love how you utilized every single area and as well how you add all the elements (fire,water etc )
    We are original from Colombia but we live in San Antonio, Texas !! Definitely looking forward for you guys to make your magic in our backyard ❤️

  8. justin omar on September 11, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    The only problem with the free standing shelter is when it rains

  9. Shawn Monica on September 11, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Exactly WHO was this video made for??? Anyone considering these projects have million dollar homes and they don’t go to YouTube for landscaping ideas

  10. Kim Miramontes on September 11, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I really like the kitchen that has a grill and next to it a griller. what brand is it I have looked and have not been able to find a matching set

  11. Marc Strazzabosco on September 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Please stop saying “space” every other word!

  12. Mel Hillman on September 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    I love your work, my husband has been I’ll with dementia and has he to go to a Memory Care facility, we have a good size back yard and it would be wonderful to transform it so I can maintain it. I find it very difficult to keep up the maintenance by myself that was something my husband always loved to do. Thank You for doing what you do and inspire people to dream and work towards making the dream come true. A relaxing space now wouldn’t that be magic

  13. Mel Hillman on September 11, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Really just went on the site and Mica wants 295 dollars to chat with me for an hour?

  14. Steve Hoff on September 11, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Wow your stuff is exactly what we are looking for!!! Money due in later next year but we may sign up for an appointment soon! In the meantime maybe I’ll play with one of your self-design programs. Thanks and we’ll definitely be looking you up!!!!!!

  15. EMMANUEL'S PROMISE FARM on September 11, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    WOW ,,,, Why spend all the money on Vacations and Vacation spots when you could do all this in your back yard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Cohenaso Lourdes on September 11, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Love is beautiful

  17. Madeline Baia on September 11, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I can never afford any of your ideas. That’s a dream. Not realistic for me

  18. Sosh Fin on September 11, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    i like detached area but this is so far gone its like a guest house n i dont feel outdoor but again pretty much indoor

  19. Tai Payo on September 11, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Have seen many videos on the topic, but many were impractical as there were on roof over it!!! How can one expect to protect costly electronics live TV and furnitures like sofas when it rai, snow of by sun exposure??
    So i really liked your insistence on roof. That made you sound so practical. Loved your video

  20. Chris Brown on September 11, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Decent content – refreshing in this site full of boring wannabe’s with a go-pro.

  21. JMO8A Veda on September 11, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    (I capped some screen photos for referencing is that ok? For designing on Sims..)

  22. btdu on September 11, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    My problem is I want to do a cover straight from the house that does not make my house dark from inside, and that’s not possible. A free standing structure is a solution but living in a rainy state, it doesn’t make sense. Also, I want simple and low maintenance not all the stuff you show here.

  23. Sulab Khatiwada on September 11, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    You only show us how good it can be. Not all of us can build our backyard, so it would be immensely helpful if you gave out the approximate cost of building outdoor settings like in your videos. Of course, it won’t be the same in Mississippi, California, or any place else (we all know that), but we can at least have a rough estimate.

  24. Joshua Haney on September 11, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    How can I find that screen for outdoors?

  25. Geraldina Franco on September 11, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Great ideas. Thank you.

  26. J Coats on September 11, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I’m sure your neighbors want to hear a tv! It’s a stupid idea.

  27. Roy S. on September 11, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Where can I get the screen that goes up and down for the wind and the Sun?

  28. Nikki Lott on September 11, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    These are great ideas for the super rich

  29. Thanos Ave on September 11, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    I personally think that adding a refrigerator and appliances takes away from the outdoor natural beauty feel. I think a nice outdoor sink is ok.

  30. Doyle Moses on September 11, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Too great

  31. JSmooth1967 on September 11, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Where can I get one of those motorized screens?

  32. jeffgawne on September 11, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    All items featured in this video are available at Dollar Tree. 😉

  33. Talal Cockar on September 11, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Man, this is great, I’m doing a design for a client with two acres and multiple spaces designated for different activities. This gives me some interesting ideas to incorporate

  34. Dave Cummings on September 11, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Most HOA’s or POA’s won’t allow owners to build a separate structure. You must tie in the roof line. The benefit of living in a gated community is keeping out the riff raft, the downside is that you can’t just stand-up a free standing structure.

  35. Harvey Bethina on September 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Abstain from many boring things

  36. Betty Li on September 11, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Do you need a permit to build an outdoor kitchen at the backyard?

  37. Miss Rio on September 11, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    The first house is in the wrong place ! TOO MANY DAMM NEIGHBORS !THE REST IS GREAT, THANKS

  38. Thanos Ave on September 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    lol ok I don’t make a a six figure or seven figure salary. What can the average regular person do to spruce up back yard 😂. These ideas look to pricey for my beer 🍺 budget . 🤣

  39. Rukovo Eulitha on September 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Beautiful ideas. I loved watching the designs. How can I contact you to do a design for me?

  40. Christina Haddrell on September 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Great voice bud, so show less of You and more stuff with your voice over.
    No one wants to see You.

  41. Corinda Wolman on September 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I like your approach and use of space. Thank you! I’m curious about the screen, you mention at around 2:50 minutes in you video, using it against the wind. We live in an area that is windy in the evenings, making our backyard too cold to use even in the summer. I wonder if you have any information about the screen or any other ideas other than building a wall. Thanks! & Much luck to you!

  42. John Kinsfather on September 11, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I was looking a more viable out door space, not the cost of a second house.

  43. Michelle Betcher-Hill on September 11, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Wow these spaces are breathtaking and I am sure extremely expensive but so stunning!

  44. camshaftP16 on September 11, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Would like to see one built for the northern climate where our two seasons are snow and bugs!

  45. Roger van der Veer on September 11, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Nice

  46. Felicia Green on September 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I’m trying to shade and enclose my 10×12 metal gazebo is that possible ?? If so Where can I purchase those screens

  47. jeffgawne on September 11, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    So I need to keep my fire pit away from my house so it’s a destination…. I hope my neighbors are going to be okay with my using their backyard….

  48. Nick W on September 11, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Who makes the screen?

  49. Christopher Bennett on September 11, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Great video, but background audio is too loud.

  50. mgoblueguy on September 11, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Love your ideas! We just purchased a lake property that is across the road from the lake. (We own both sides of the road, huge lot on the water, and the road is a dead end with only three other houses beyond ours) I had thought about a pavilion on the lakefront with power and water to be used seasonally. I want the shade option with overhead fans and string lights, but I’m not sure about a concrete slab or a floating deck attached to the pavilion posts. I’m not looking to break the bank, but I surely don’t wanna half-ass anything either! I figured on a fridge, small sink, grill, griddle, and possibly a smoker. I’ll do pavers for a fire pit off to the side. I’ve looked all over YT for a similar setup but haven’t found anything. PLEASE HELP?!!!

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