Before: None-InvitingKimberly Newhart travels all week and her fiancé, David Borrego, would like to surprise her with a relaxing backyard to come home to. Unfortunately, the vast amount of brick and concrete in the space isn't very inviting so they'd like to soften the entire area.
After: Painted Stucco PillarsShade cloth on the pergola diffuses the sunlight, making the area underneath more pleasant. Painted stucco over the pillars and a wooden platform disguise some brick, while a sculpture garden with a central fountain provides another focal point.
Great Space, Needs AttentionThis massive brick and concrete patio doesn't have anything that makes it comfortable or inviting. It's a great space, but far too monochromatic and the cooking/entertaining area is just screaming for attention.