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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.

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Top 27 Courtyards Projects

  1. 1. 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...

  2. 2. 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...

  3. 3. Design Tips for Beautiful Pergolas

    Let the experts at DIYnetwork.com inspire you to design and decorate your garden pergola.

  4. 4. Private Outdoor Courtyard (03:57)

    The Gwinns' new outdoor living area helps soften noise from a nearby road.

  5. 5. 20 Ways to Create Instant Shade for Your Outdoor Room

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

  6. 6. Heated Outdoor Sandstone Patio (02:12)

    A courtyard receives a makeover, including a heated sandstone floor.

  7. 7. Zen Spa (03:45)

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

  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 Install a Fence Around a Courtyard

    This custom wrought-iron fence adds a touch of architectural luxury to a courtyard.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. From Fortress to Fabulous (00:03:14)

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

  12. 12. 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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  13. 13. Heavy-Duty Outdoor Kitchen (00:02:42)

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

  14. 14. Contemporary Private Courtyard (00:03:48)

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

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

    An uninviting yard is transformed into a tumbled brick courtyard.

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