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This DIY Backyard Pergola Is the Ultimate Summer Hangout Spot

With the arrival of summer comes warm nights spent outdoors with the family making s’mores, afternoons spent relaxing on your porch swing, and plenty of backyard parties, all of which would benefit from an incredible backyard space.

Which brings us to this amazing DIY pergola and fire pit setup. Created by Lauren Ashworth of Little White House Blog, and featured on Remodelaholic, this structure is the grown-up backyard play-set of your dreams. It seriously has it all: a fire pit, a movie screen, Adirondack chairs, six (!) porch swings, a built-in bar, and a pergola.

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“It is truly an outdoor oasis and an area we created for the sole purpose of bringing our family and friends together,” Lauren wrote on Remodelaholic. “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.”

Lauren and her husband Brett built this entire project from scratch for just $2,300 over the course of two weeks. (But, according to Lauren, skilled builders can construct one in just a weekend.) If you want to DIY your own, but you’re a beginner builder, you may want to skip a few steps by purchasing some of the outdoor staples Lauren upcycled.

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Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that Lauren and Brett thought of everything when putting this outdoor oasis together. Guests can sip on drinks and munch on snacks at the built-in bar, firewood can be stocked in the storage area, and film buffs can screen their favorite movies on a sheet hung over the rectangular frame. Outdoor lights add the finishing touch.

Courtesy of Little White House Blog/Remodelaholic

You could make yours even more spectacular (if that’s possible!) by installing a cement or stone foundation, adding a covering to create shade for hot summer days, or including a stock tank cooler for drinks and treats. Hang up Old Glory, and this beauty will be ready to host your festivities all summer long.

Took down our flag because it got damaged in our last storm.. it also knocked down our peach tree and lightning nearly ripped one of our big oaks in half awhile back. But I got it all cleaned up today in preparation for some upcoming farm parties and it’s looking better than ever! And I got it all done myself while my hubs was at work. (With a little help from the toddler attached to my hip.) 😂💪🏻🚜🇺🇸☀️

A post shared by Lauren Ashworth (@mrslaurenash) on May 7, 2017 at 3:22pm PDT

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