Italian Island Backyard

Jeff and Helen Hixon's backyard needs work so Helen calls upon the expertise of host Susie Coelho and the Outer Spaces team to transform it into a Mediterranean masterpiece.

  • A new flagstone patio with a blue glass "river" and a large pergola set the stage for memorable meals alfresco.
  • Before: The homeowners find their yard worn, uninspired, too exposed to the sun and lacking in comfort.
  • Before: This patio is small and very hot so it's uncomfortable for lounging and entertaining.
  • After: Dark wood furniture with rich blue fabrics provides comfortable seating and a colorful umbrella makes the patio more inviting. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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