The Backyard of Our Home Remodel – Before and After

Home Remodel Time

Kicking it back into high gear… well, sort of. I’ve been so overwhelmed lately, so I’m hoping to get into a groove where I post about once a week here, and try to stick to “Home Remodel” “Beach Bungalow” and other personal interesting topics about our life from here on out. So I’m just going to get right back into it and start sharing the backyard process of our home remodel we did back between 2008-2011.

When we first got our house back in 2008, the backyard looked like this:

We really liked the big tree, and the size of the yard, but other than that there were definitely some things we needed to take care of, such as:

Take out the random fence in the middle of the yard:

Get rid of the play thing:

Get rid of the chicken coop thing and the ugly shed:
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Mend some fences:

We were able to find a guy on craigslist who wanted the playset. We gave it to him for free, he just had to disassemble it himself.

We got rid of the random chainlink fence that went straight down a portion of the middle of the yard in the very back. Boy is it hard to dig out those chainlink fence posts. I hope I never have to do that again. Along with some other cleanup:
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Kyle’s brother came and disassembled and took the chicken coop thing, and we destroyed the shed. The shed ended up in the back of our truck where we posted an ad on craigslist for people to come get the free firewood out of our truck
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Kyle fixed one of the fences, and our neighbor fixed another broken fence that fell because his yard was basically falling into our yard since his property is about a foot higher than ours.

After all of that, we did a ton of weed cleanup and installed sprinklers. We also fixed/added to the tiny wall that sort of separated the front and back halves of the backyard. We were going to grow some new grass-seed and make a nice lawn, but realized the yard was too big to really get rid of the weeds. So we decided to just water the weeds every so often so it stayed green, and mowed it once a week to keep it short. In the end it actually made a nice country lawn, and it worked out great, except for the gopher holes.

So here’s the after:

And now I’ll give you another peak at the before so you can compare:

What do you guys think?

Next I’ll show you what we did to the exterior of the house on back and side yards, including what color we ended up painting the exterior of the house! Stay tuned, and subscribe if you want to be updated when I reveal that πŸ™‚ here to leave a comment!

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14 Responses to 'The Backyard of Our Home Remodel – Before and After'

  1. WOW what a difference love it ; O)
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  2. KarenAnita says:

    Oh my gosh, it looks amazing! Looks so much healthier and welcoming. Awesome job! πŸ™‚ x
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  3. Megan says:

    Oh wow! My jaw literally dropped when I saw the after! What a gorgeous lawn and amazing transformation! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  4. Wow! What a difference! It looks so lush and green in the afters!
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  5. Andres says:

    very nice job! impossible to make a comparison between both pictures

  6. Great job! It’s like a completely different yard–I know that’s tons of work too! Have a great week!
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  7. Vicki says:

    Wow it’s made such a difference….now you can actually enjoy using it!

    • Lisha says:

      Thanks Vicki, it did turn out really nice. This was the house we sold though, so another nice young family is enjoying it now πŸ™‚

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