Instructor-Led → Outdoor Oasis

DIY Backyard Makeover

Like any living space, sometimes your yard needs a makeover. In this course, the experts at the Family Handyman will teach you how to transform any outdoor space whether it’s a quick and easy project or a complete backyard makeover. Whether you’re looking to make some simple additions to your outdoor spaces like adding a fire pit or a couple of planters - or you want a major backyard overhaul by adding custom entertaining space or a full outdoor kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Updated furnishings or landscaping can easily transform how you use your outdoor living areas. Just like a kitchen or bathroom remodel, your yard project can range from a quick weekend project to a major overhaul. No matter what you have planned for your outdoor living space, the experts at Family Handyman will help you make your vision a reality. You’ll learn many great options to refresh and customize your outdoor living spaces - no matter what your yard size, budget or skill level. Try them all, try a couple, or use them as inspiration for your own backyard oasis. By the time you finish this course, you’ll know how to: • Upgrade your lawn with lower-maintenance sod alternatives. • Improve yard drainage. • Create a composite boardwalk or stone pathway in your yard or garden. • Build an easy, modern planter. • Build and install stone gabion walls. • Create a built-in entertaining space with stucco-look walls and low-maintenance composite seating. • Build a custom gas fire pit. • Add outdoor lighting for function and ambiance. • Plan and create an outdoor kitchen. • Build a foldable bar to serve drinks or food. Who Should Take This Course? • Those interested in outdoor entertaining or cooking. • Anyone looking for lower-maintenance outdoor living ideas. • Homeowners who want to customize their outdoor spaces. • Those who want to know more about using modern building materials including composite decking and gabion baskets. • All skill levels are welcome. Some of the projects may require help from a professional, depending on your skill level. Other projects can be done in just a couple hours with few tools. This premium course includes direct access to an instructor. If you have any questions about the content or how to use the course information to help complete your specific project, your Family Handyman instructors are standing by to deliver personalized help and to answer your questions.
  • Week 1
  • Mobile App
  • Introduction to Instructor-Led Courses
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Week 1: Landscape Refresh
  • Week 1 Discussion
  • Week 2 7d
  • Week 2: Gathering Spaces
  • Week 2 Discussion
  • Week 3 14d
  • Week 3: Outdoor Entertaining
  • Week 3 Discussion
  • Course Completion and Next Steps
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Week 1: Landscape Refresh, Week 2: Gathering Spaces, Week 3: Outdoor Entertaining, Course Completion and Next Steps, Congratulations!"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever