Here are some design tips for backyard using those extra construction materials.
A pergola from extra wood. Pergolas are wonderful extensions of your house, you create a beautiful airy shade for your outdoor grill or outdoor living space. It’s a great way to make your house more family-friendly too.
Gravel pathways. Gravel used in landscaping can be a great alternative to grass. You don’t have to water it. Using gravel as a pathway or as the ground for your backyard adds a nice outdoor rustic look making it a perfect backyard to most Australian ranch style house plans. Gravel also works well for pet-friendly houses.
Brick block structures. They are pretty strong foundations for the house but also great foundations for outdoor living rooms. Use bricks as the main foundation for your seats or benches and you’ll have quick DIY seats for your backyard. You can also paint them to add a bit of character. It’s also a great material to use to build sturdier backyard playgrounds.
Brick Wall Garden. Brick walls don’t have to be dull, hang some plants on the wall or simply take out some of those bricks and replace them with aerial plants. This would bring a flash of greenery to your otherwise dull brick wall.