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

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

  3. 3. Brick Buying Tips (00:39)

    Dean and Derek offer tips on buying the right bricks for a courtyard.

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

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

  5. 5. Blog Cabin: Charming Outdoor Spaces

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

  6. 6. Hardscape-Heavy Yard Remodel (00:03:15)

    Turning a 'prison yard' into a dream space requires a hardscape-heavy redo.

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. From Fortress to Fabulous (00:03:14)

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

  9. 9. Zen Spa (03:45)

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

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

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

  11. 11. Private Outdoor Shower Design (00:02:59)

    Even a small outdoor space can become a peaceful private courtyard.

  12. 12. Courtyard Makeover (05:10)

    Watch a neglected courtyard get a makeover with this plan for a shady paradise.

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. How to Grow a Vegetable Garden in a Courtyard

    In this courtyard, cordon tomatoes and runner beans have been trained up the wall and fence to make the best use of the vertical space...

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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  15. 15. Contemporary Private Courtyard (00:03:48)

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

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