Nancie Plum and Eric Shrode's home outside Sedona, Ariz., has fabulous mountain views, but they can't see them past their overgrown foliage. Their design challenge: Create an outdoor living space that makes Mother Nature the star.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionAfter: The stained concrete matches the rest of the home's outdoor spaces.
A thorough clearing and cleaning did wonders for this wasted space, which Jim's design incorporated with the rest of the landscape. The stained concrete parking pad matches the rest of the coppery concrete in the design and gives a perfect parking surface. The wooden pergola and touches like a rain chain — a stylish replacement for a downspout — make the space feel more like a garden area and less like a garage.