Block the Sun
Do you find yourself gazing forlornly at your backyard around this time every year, wishing you could be out there enjoying the warm weather from it? If your neglected, inhospitable outdoor space has you down, then make this the Summer you reclaim your yard. You don't need tons of money, just a little DIY ingenuity and a weekend (or less) of time to transform it into a welcoming extension of your home. Here are seven brilliant ideas to set you on your way.