These four inexpensive, one-day projects I’ve done with my teens can help you have some quality time with your kids and improve your backyard, too.
It’s just not summer until you’ve roasted your first marshmallow! One of the first (and easiest) things I worked on with my teens was a firepit. The hardest part was...
Mike and Sharon Haydn of LaGrange, Ohio, wanted to build a fire pit for their son’s birthday. Their son and daughter-in-law own a home on a large plot of land in the country, and the Haydns wanted them to enjoy entertaining guests outside by a campfire.
They found a plan in The Handyman magazine and asked themselves the following questions:
Mike and Sharon Haydn of LaGrange, Ohio, turned their existing 28-inch-deep pond into a dry waterfall with a creek bed for the safety and enjoyment of their small grandchildren.
Researching Their Plans
The Haydns found plans in The Family Handyman magazine. Then, they asked these questions:Why do we want a dry waterfall?...
For a special way to celebrate Valentine's Day at home, consider using your backyard pool area as the focal point for a celebration that features decorations you can make yourself. Whether you spend this winter holiday with your significant other or your friends and family, everyone will appreciate the special touches you’ve included.
Here are five DIY decoration ideas for...