A Family Retreat
The homeowners would like to soften up the yard and bring life to it by adding lots of green plants and colorful flowers.
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The tiny, gloomy backyard is transformed into a colorful English garden, filled with Peruvian lilies, delphiniums, azaleas and a mayten tree. Now full of life and color, the space is very inviting for all who enter. New lattice added to the top of the walls provides privacy and helps make the yard appear larger than it is. The new flagstone ties the space together and creates one level for easy access. The wall fountain that incorporates planting pockets is tucked neatly up against the back wall and is a focal point of the yard. The built-in barbeque and nearby cozy seating area under a pergola are sure to become popular hangout spots for the whole family. The children are especially excited about their beautiful new playhouse. John and Angelie love their new yard and are pleased to have been able to maintain a sense of adult style with a kid-friendly touch.
Dawn and Ron John hire organizer Jamie Novak to create an adult space in their cluttered basement.
A family room is madeover to enjoy the fun of summertime.(2 photos)