This DIY Backyard Pergola with Swings and Fire Pit is the Perfect Piece for Friends and Family

Summer is approaching and with this season come all those lovely nights or afternoons spent in our backyard. Therefore, people are already starting to prepare their yards for the long-waiting season, but we assume that you are always open for some nice suggestions.

We shall present you the latest creation of Lauren Ashworth, a Farm blogger and Instagrammer which we are sure will amaze you.

She created an adorable fire pit pergola with swings, which she shared on social media and it almost immediately went viral on Facebook and Instagram. Many people loved her ideas and tried to replicate them.

This creation of Lauren was built together with her husband Brett and that makes it a family thing. They liked it a lot and wanted other people to build it as well, so they shared the instructions online on the blog Remodelaholic.

Lauren explained:

 “Brett is a career Firefighter and is the overall facilitator and muscle behind all-things-reno at the farm. I work part-time and devote the rest of my time as a SAHM to our precious son, homemaking and cultivating our farmhouse dreams. We have a passion for restoration and we’re eager to see our property transform. You can join us over on our blog as we embark on the ultimate DIY: Our 100 year old farmhouse!”

She continued:

“It is truly an outdoor oasis and an area we created for the sole purpose of bringing our family and friends together. It’s a conversation piece around our small town and we love making s’mores, star-gazing, and relaxing here at the end of the day.”

You can build it with your family or friends and have great fun while building it. All you need to have is a magnificent pergola and with a little bit of finance and time, you will be able to build one yourself. If you have the necessary power tools and a ladder in no time you can enjoy your creation. It goes without saying that your evenings in the backyard will be extraordinary, especially if you make barbecue with your closed ones.

How much it will cost?

This is the most often question that people ask, well here it is:

Lauren and Brett spent about $2 300, including the costs of materials, $1,300, then for porch swings at least $600, for 6 Adirondack Chairs about $300, and for outdoor string lights $ 75.

These are the costs for entirely DIY project, and it took them two weeks to build it. Your costs can go even lower if you do not buy the Adirondack chairs and the outdoor string lights.

The entertainment in the backyard can be boosted if you install a wide frame that will cost you $125, and on it stretch fabric screen so that you can project all your favorite movies. You can have your own cinema in the open.

Even if you don’t have the needed space for the pergola, you can use the shared apartment grounds or community parks and still enjoy the magnificent pergola with your neighbors and friends.

The magnificent pergola will for sure offer you unforgettable summer days and as well as nights.

If you are interested, check the listed photos that reveal the building process of the fire pit pergola: