10 Beautiful Backyard Designs

Design the backyard retreat of your dreams with landscaping tips to create incredible yards, gardens and pools.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionUse your creative mind to add interesting elements and colors to your backyard — consider staining your patio to add a unique color scheme to your outdoors. (Photo and Design by Kerry Burt.)

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Design Tip: Consider alternative materials for creating your outdoor room. Shells, wine bottles, crushed glass and fossils make stunning outdoor countertops. Using different hardscape materials — like stamped or stained concrete — can save you a bundle while infusing the backyard with style.