10 Summer Housing Projects

A small backyard with potted plants and a wooden fence, perfect for summer projects.

Summer is one of the best times to take on housing projects because the weather is nice and makes for a perfect time to create a garden or do some landscaping. Whether you’re doing DIY projects or you want to hire a landscape maintenance company, the summer should be your go-to time for all your summer housing tasks. 

The long summer days are also the perfect time to spend outdoors enjoying the sunshine after a long winter and a rainy spring. 

If you are interested in home improvement and want some summer projects to keep you busy, here are the best time fillers to get your home and garden looking beautiful. 

Outdoor Kitchens 

An outdoor kitchen featuring a fireplace.

A fully equipped outdoor kitchen is one of the most luxurious items you can add to your backyard. The open-air cooking space is very elegant and allows you to easily spend more time outdoors with family and friends. 

While outdoor kitchens range in size and functions, we recommend one that has everything you need to cook outside including a stove, an oven, and even a dishwasher. 

When you invite friends and relatives over for cookouts and outdoor dinners, you can cook outside while still socializing rather than having to be indoors while everyone else is enjoying the nice summer day. 

Stone Pathways

A garden with ferns and stepping stone path.

An instant way to make your home look more elegant is to add a stone pathway. They are a timeless design so they will look beautiful and modern for decades to come. 

One of the best stones for landscaping is the travertine stone. It comes in many different colors and designs so you should be able to find one that matches your home or current landscaping. 

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You can also go with a designed concrete model if you are looking for something a little more modern and chic. 

Entry Fencing 

Not only does a fence around the entryway look modern and elegant, but it also shows others you do not want uninvited visitors. You can get aesthetically pleasing security with a two-in-one function. 

If you prefer to have something around the entryway but are not too keen on a fence, you can choose to push some bushes around the front area instead. You can also plant some high trees to add privacy to your home but still have some elegant landscaping rather than just a fence. 

Add a Jacuzzi to the Backyard 

A summer housing project featuring a hot tub on a wooden deck.

If you’d like to have a way to relax and enjoy the summer weather, spending time in your jacuzzi in the backyard is the answer to your desires. A jacuzzi is also the perfect answer in case you like to spend time in the water but do not have enough space in your yard to build a full pool. 

Jacuzzis are also elegant and a perfect way to spend time with friends. Invite everyone over for some jacuzzi time and a few drinks. 

Outdoor Bar

While we mentioned an outdoor kitchen, only some spend much of their time cooking. Most people like to enjoy a few cool drinks during the summer while they sit outside. You can then decide to get an outdoor bar. 

Add it to your outdoor patio to make the entire backyard feel like a resort or an upscale hotel. This is an especially cool design for the backyard area if you and your friends prefer to party at home compared to going out at night. 

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Build a Meaningful Garden 

A wooden raised garden bed in a backyard as one of the Summer Housing Projects.

You can put many types of gardens in the backyard or even the front yard depending on where you live. Meaningful gardens are growing in popularity though because it allows people to practice their gardening skills but also have plants and vegetables that they can harvest for later. 

You can plant pretty much anything you want in your meaningful garden including fruits, vegetables, and herbs. 

Water Fountains 

An instant way to make your backyard feel more luxurious and elegant is to build a water fountain. While water fountains are typically built in commercial places or public spaces, more and more people are adding them to their backyards when they want to make an elegant and modern space. 

Fountains can really give your home and yard a magical feeling especially if you add in lights for when the fountain comes on at night. 

Build a Fire Pit 

Two people sitting around a fire pit in front of a log cabin.
Fire pit at the cabin (gyleshomes.com)

A fire pit is the perfect addition to your landscaping project when you want to make the backyard feel intimate and relaxing. Fire pits are amazing for the summertime because you can sit around them with your friends and have a few drinks or eat a meal together. 

You can also have a romantic night in the backyard with your significant other around the fire pit. For an instant romantic mood, definitely add a fire put to your home’s landscaping. 

Outdoor Theatre 

If your family or friends are a fan of watching movies together, an outdoor cinema setup can be the perfect way to spend the summer. You will need a big outdoor patio, but if you have the right size, this can be an amazing setup for the backyard. 

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Nothing is better than watching a movie under the warm summer sky. It can also be a perfect way for your children to spend time with their friends during the summer when they are out of school. 

Add in Some Lights 

6 Top Picks for a Relaxing Backyard featuring a fire pit and string lights.
String lights enhance this outdoor space (Houzz)

If you are looking for a way to add some decoration to the front yard, add in some lighting. Adding in lights has several different purposes including security and functionality. 

You can also design your walkway with lights that also lead people walking in the right direction so they can’t get lost at night.  

Luxury landscaping is one of the best ways to spice up your backyard and front yard. One of the best things about landscaping is that it’s so versatile and you can design it any way that you like. You can make your home your own unique sanctuary with some elegant outdoor summer housing projects.

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