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How to Create a Custom Courtyard

A courtyard with brick is an easy, colorful way to bring a sense of design and purpose to a yard.

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Top 27 Courtyards Projects

  1. 1. Modern Meets Old World Spain (00:04:01)

    Old World Spain gets modern touches in this backyard makeover for sisters.

  2. 2. How To Install Cap Blocks and Pre-Cast Stone to a Courtyard Wall

    A cinderblock wall around a courtyard gets the finishing touches.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Blog Cabin 2010: Basketball Court Tour

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to learn more about the backyard basketball court of Blog Cabin 2010. See backyard basketball court pictures and t...

  4. 4. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Courtyard

    Learn how to finish a courtyard by installing fence sections along the front wall, then adding stones atop the cap blocks to complete t...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Contemporary Private Courtyard (00:03:48)

    A space with three existing walls becomes a contemporary private courtyard.

  6. 6. Zen Spa (03:45)

    Dean and Derek transform a backyard into an outdoor room for meditation.

  7. 7. Blog Cabin: Charming Outdoor Spaces

    Check out the cozy outdoor spaces from past DIY Blog Cabins at diynetwork.com.

  8. 8. Quirky, Artsy Outdoor Kitchen (00:03:51)

    Jake and Joel build a pergola and outdoor kitchen area for 'quirky' cooks.

  9. 9. How To Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

    This courtyard-style patio is surrounded by retaining walls and long planters. A puzzle-like arrangement of flat stones between the pat...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. 20 Ways to Create Instant Shade for Your Outdoor Room

    See pictures of beautiful pergolas and other shade structures at DIYNetwork.com.

  11. 11. Canal Brick Courtyard (20:00)

    An uninviting yard is transformed into a tumbled brick courtyard.

  12. 12. From Fortress to Fabulous (00:03:14)

    Jason and crew make a work of art in a yard that once resembled a fortress.

  13. 13. How to Build a Privacy Courtyard

    All it takes to transform a drab concrete patio into a charming private courtyard is some cinderblocks, pre-cast stone and fencing.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. Blog Cabin 2010: Basketball Court Pictures

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to learn more about the backyard basketball court of Blog Cabin 2010. See backyard basketball court pictures and t...

  15. 15. Heavy-Duty Outdoor Kitchen (00:02:42)

    These passionate cooks now have a suitably heavy-duty outdoor kitchen.

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