6 Hour Small Backyard & BBQ Area Makeover on a Cheap Budget

6 Hour Small Backyard & BBQ Area Makeover on a Cheap Budget

We had a neglected area in our small backyard that was just used for barbequeing and we decided to take a small cheap budget & transform the yard into a BBQ cooking station, sitting area with lawn chairs plus an evening fire pit spot. Once we had the necessary products to get started we found that we finished our project in a quick 6 hours and relaxed and enjoyed the space for the rest of the evening. Whether you have a tiny backyard, patio or balcony some of these makeover ideas could be great solutions for you to turn a messy, neglected yard into a great entertaining and relaxation get away.
More info and similar products shown at our blog at https://www.awesomeover50.com/inspirational/6-hour-backyard-bbq-area-makeover/


  1. dll on March 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I appreciate your video because it’s so real….. making your little space your little peace of paradise. Nice lil get away out in nature with the lil birds!…… nice!

  2. TheBTDEB on March 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    The space turned out great. It’s wonderful to be able to use your space. Hugs to Hurricane.

  3. debrtx on March 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Happy Fourth! Living in a very hot dry desert here. Your backyard is a beautiful oasis.

  4. Rebecca Dietrich on March 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Great job!! I’ve been working on our "small" backyard as well. Just got some edison style solar lights hung, a stepping stone path, and just waiting on sod to be laid next week!! Now if it just wasn’t so hot here right now, we might be able to start using it. Enjoy!!

  5. Sylvia Oesterwinter on March 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    You did a fabulous job! Makes me wish our little community could come out and hang with you and enjoy a glass of wine. Cheers from San Diego!

  6. Brett Nine on March 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    What a lovely sunny yard. You did a great job, without fuss. It looks like a cosy lounge outdoors, especially with your fire-pit lighting. Inspiring. Thanks for the ideas, guys. Enjoy the Tiki bar.

  7. Catherine on March 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Loved this video – I love all your videos. You guys are the best. 🙂

  8. Shondra Pruitt on March 14, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I enjoyed your video! I loved how how mentioned that we only have so many summers! Enjoy your new bbq space!

  9. Mary Baker on March 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Nice sweet job lovely couple enjoy yours journey

  10. OTH50 on March 14, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    You are both fun to watch and i love this video!! We’re doing our house now and i love the solar light idea. Keep up the wonderful videos you two!! I want to apologize for how our president is treating you Canadians, believe me when i say we do not allbelieve in what he is or stands for, and most of us are very embarassed of him. Gary.

  11. Shirley Hook on March 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    It is looking good . There nothing better than being outside when the weather is nice. When dinner lol. Enjoy and keep doing these great videos. I feel like I spent time with friends when I come here to see what you guy’s are up to. Happy 4th of July be safe keep smiling you guy’s are great.

  12. Dmaner on March 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    WOW, you both worked so hard, NOW you can enjoy, it’s lovely and very welcoming. Ahhh Sparkles and Sparky, too cute.

  13. chanson4u on March 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    The two of you did an awesome job on your backyard! Thank you for all the inspiration you both provide each week!

  14. guyandjackie on March 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Bellissimo……You Both inspire Me……Thanks For the Video….Great Ideas……Jackie

  15. Hunnie B on March 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Hey Heather & Bill…….WOW, you both did an amazing job with your backyard, it’s the perfect spot to relax and BBQ. Love all your touches Heather, and Bill did a great job with the spray paint. Gosh, that fire pit is way cool, I totally have to get one like that…….thanks so much for sharing, wishing you both well 🙂

  16. Mary Lou on March 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Your backyard makeover turned out so sweet. A lot of hard work in a short span. Love it. Enjoy a glass of wine for me. 🙂 Mary Lou

  17. Switzer * on March 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    An amazing transformation!! Great job!! And I always enjoy both of you very much!!

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  19. Debra Salazar on March 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    is there something wrong with your dog??? Why is he constantly sticking his tongue out?

  20. Ramona on March 14, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    So cute and cozy

  21. Razzberriberet on March 14, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Heather and Bill. Your yard turned out so cozy. Nice job. Hugs.

  22. Diana Cook on March 14, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    you guys have done an awesome job in your small back yard loved your video you both seem so nice…looking forward to seeing more videos.

  23. Alice Diamond on March 14, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Hooray for hand-pulling weeds!(No chemical weed killers) I’ll bet your hamstrings and butt muscles were sore after that–it’s a great isometric exercise. At a slightly higher budget level, you can get a professional to design a backyard for you and then do the work yourself. Just let the pro know your skill level. My brother did that for his whole yard and though it took a few years to get it all done, the result is lovely.

  24. Nannypie2 on March 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for a great video, with good ideas. Your yard area turned a very nice and cozy.

  25. Daé Destino on March 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Cute video! I’m in the pre-planning stages of a backyard makeover. I love the umbrella stand idea.

  26. Cindie McReynolds on March 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Got paper and pen out for this one….great ideas that are actually DO-ABLE…you 2 always motivate me to action!

  27. SuperSydneyh on March 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Loved this video & the way you ‘keep it real"! I must say my barbecue area is a definite "before" and you’ve inspired me to get busy and enjoy the space I have. Hurricane is so cute! He will protect you from the wild critters in the back garden!

  28. Beth Brown on March 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Heather and Bill , oh and beautiful furbaby♥ First I want to tell you I have been a subscriber for quite awhile and I dont believe I have ever made a comment,,shame on me LOL.
    I loved this video!! I am a real DIY er and I love making something nice from basically nothing as you did with your adorable little grill area.
    You did wonderful job and it looks so relaxing and romantic! Is your little ones name Hurricane??? I love the style of haircut he has. I am the parent of a full Yorkie and a half Yorkie half wiener, both are rescues and they are the light of my life.
    I just wanted to let you know I was here and always watching your videos and LOVE the ones with the furbaby in them♥

  29. Mona Scot on March 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Love the transformation! Very comfortable and inviting.

  30. Marie Swearingen on March 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Enjoyed your ideas for making a " grilling station", I feel motivated to spruce up our outdoor area, thanks

  31. Fefe Cook on March 14, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Another good video we’re having a heatwave at the moment in Scotland it’s so hot!!

  32. Saran Tucker on March 14, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Great video! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  33. Anna Ibbotson on March 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Well done it looks lovely well worth a few hours of work xxxxxxx

  34. Psyche W on March 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Aw! Hurricane is being a good foreman, supervising all the work! And what great work! Congrats on your wonderful backyard makeover. <3

  35. Sugar Lee on March 14, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for doing this without spending a fortune and doing it yourself!

  36. Rainy Days on March 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I enjoy that you put a little whimsy in your decor. It will always make you smile or giggle when you look at it!

  37. Vartouhi Asadourian on March 14, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Wish u can come do ours lol

  38. Jeanette Dalton on March 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Happy 4th of July, AWESOME ONES!!! Bravo… You guys did an AWESOME job in just a few hours. Your backyard looks simply amazing. Bill, you’re such sweet & loving man. The teamwork paid off ROYALLY. The ambience is rather romantic now. I don’t have a private yard because of living in a park community. However, we’ve decided that we will create a lounge area in our small front area. We won’t be getting to it this year, it’s on the list for next summer; however. This year we have to get our roof worked on before seasons change. I’ve received a lot of excellent tips & ideas for my project next year, thank you so much. Hurricane was such a sweetie while you guys were busy. He’s the BESTEST little Yorkie, big hug for my little buddy. I have that Bell for new notifications from you AWESOME ONES. Be well.:)

  39. Awesome over 50 on March 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Hi it’s Heather, here’s a link to our blog where you can find some similar items that we had in the video https://www.awesomeover50.com/inspirational/6-hour-backyard-bbq-area-makeover/

  40. Doogy Dog on March 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I missed this one I think, nice job! its so cheery.

  41. Anji's World on March 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Cozy and looks welcoming.

  42. Dawna Lee on March 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    This was nice!

  43. Michelle Greenhalgh on March 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    It looks great,it doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is you can always do something with it,I say its like having anther room so its great to sit outside,I love what you have both done,thank you for sharing.xx

  44. LLC X on March 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    You guys are such nice people!

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