Licensed contractor Matt Blashaw has elevated weekend DIY to an art form on Yard Crashers. Have a look at the blank (or, in some cases, cluttered and overgrown) canvases he’s encountered over the years—and the al fresco masterpieces they become.
Chris crashes TJ and Julie's backyard, a sad space with a small patio and no landscaping. The crew brings life back to the yard by adding a huge paver patio with a dining table, a built-in barbecue island and a tranquil water feature.
Miguel and Stephanie's overgrown yard is a mess, with its dilapidated pergola and a cracking concrete patio. Chris comes to the rescue and transforms the space into an outdoor living room complete with overlapping pergolas, a custom fire pit and a new grill with bar storage.
Kelly and Nicki's original 1950s backyard desperately needs to be brought into the present! Chris and his team transform the outdated space into a private midcentury modern entertaining mecca with a monkey pod fire feature, barbecue area with prep space and a large dining area.
Brent and Mariah's concrete jungle of a backyard has nothing going on, and they need help! Chris delivers a beachy San Diego backyard perfect for entertaining with a colored concrete patio, redwood pergola, custom dining table and a surfboard bar.
Chris and his crew transform a dull, muddy space into a traditional Charleston backyard. They install a local hand-cut brick patio, an oyster fire pit, a reclaimed farmhouse table and a traditional Charleston arbor to welcome guests into the space.
Chris and his team descend on Blog Cabin 2016 to turn an empty side yard into a recreational destination complete with a stilted guest retreat, two-tiered deck with custom lounge chairs and a sand volleyball court.
This backyard has gone to the chickens and these homeowners desperately want to co-exist with their little critters. Chris Lambton delivers with a design that includes an oversized chicken coop, water wheel, a 10-foot farm table and a rustic grill island.
Chris Lambton and his crew turn a neglected, overgrown yard into an urban putting green with a redwood deck, a custom prep counter, charcoal stone pathways and a rustic water feature.
Chris Lambton and his crew transform a dilapidated yard into a massive outdoor room, including an oversized bamboo deck, a custom bar made from wine barrels and a living wall full of colorful plants.
Chris Lambton and his crew crash a boring, neglected yard and transform it into a West Coast party pad complete with a massive metal bar, redwood pergola, boardwalk deck and a rustic metal fire bowl.
Cory and Lauren's low-lying yard is rotting, so they beg Chris for the ultimate outdoor living room where they can entertain their friends and family in low country style. He and his team create a huge outdoor kitchen and bar with a new smoker, a custom dining table, a hanging daybed and a raised patio with a lounging area.
Chris and his team head to Blog Cabin 2016 to transform an unused area under the stilted house into a lower lounge that capitalizes on the gulf view. He builds a wood and metal pub table, then adds a fish cleaning island, living privacy wall and a modern fire table.
Katie and Ian have a boring yard that is so uninviting they never even think to use it. But Chris promises that he can turn it into an entertaining mecca! He starts with demoing the existing patio and replacing it with sleek concrete slabs. He adds a custom concrete bench and fire feature conversation area and artificial turf, plus plenty of drought tolerant plants. A big new barbecue is dropped into a one-of-a-kind prep space with white metal countertops. DIY pendants hang over a metal floating bar and a metal and wood dining table is also included. All this entertaining space is topped off with shade sails and a cantilevered arbor with perforated metal to provide plenty of shade.
Back in his hometown of Orange County, California, Matt finds a couple of new homeowners who have been renovating the inside of their fixer-upper and neglecting their backyard space. Matt brings in his gang of workers and they transform the small space into an industrial-modern retreat with different "rooms," including an inviting dining area, barbecue island, gabion water feature, galvanized fire pit and custom-made lounge chairs. Then, he tops off this backyard overhaul with a vertical garden of succulents, new sod and lush landscaping.
An Orange County backyard with zero purpose and tons of weeds is transformed into the ultimate hangout with a custom hammock sofa, water feature and two-tiered deck with a barbecue smoker. Plus, a pottery plant wall gives this backyard some needed color and life.
A small backyard of dirt and an old tree is transformed into an entertainer's dream. The lone tree is removed to make way for a large deck with built-in seating and a fire pit. A brick bar takes center stage as it's treated with white mortar for an antiqued look and topped with a sleek Alder top. Plus, a pizza oven, turf and modern slatwall make this backyard the ultimate party space!
A messy and cluttered backyard is transformed into a backyard perfect for entertaining. Matt and the crew take what was once a sea of broken patio furniture and uneven pavers and turn it into a space with a custom outdoor kitchen, rolling tiki bar and high top table.