Backyard Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2018

A fire pit area with seating for four, curated garden accessories, a grilling area and raised planting beds in the home’s backyard offer the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of this stunning property.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Sitting Area With Fire Pit in Side Yard Next to Porch

Located just outside the HGTV Smart Home 2018 screened porch, the backyard’s fire pit area with seating for intimate gatherings offers the chance to bring the party outside.

Easily Accessible

Curved walkways from the side and back of the house lead to the fire pit area, surrounded by trees that gently frame this outdoor space made for casual conversation and enjoying the natural beauty of this Palmetto Bluff location.

Gather Around

The circular shape of the backyard’s custom 4-foot fire pit with brick cap and river rock infill with drainage makes it easy for guests to gather around.

Teak-and-Wicker Patio Lounge Chair

A comfy, low-slung lounge chair is situated next to a white side table near a brick fire pit. The chair is made of sturdy teak wood and wicker, making it weather-resistant.

Brick Fire Pit Surrounded by Patio Chairs

A brick fire pit is the big draw of this outdoor sitting area. Patio chairs await with outdoor pillows and throw blankets to help people stay comfortable and warm on extra-chilly nights.

Concrete and Crushed Oyster Shell Walkway Leads to Fire Pit

The walkways from the side and back of the home are made of the same concrete and crushed oyster shells used in the front yard.

Curved Walkways Create Flow Around Fire Pit Sitting Area

The gentle curves of the walkways in this backyard draw attention to the fire pit sitting center stage in the sitting area.

Dinner Outdoors

A grilling area in the backyard off the screened porch offers the chance to enjoy a casual backyard meal on warm nights.

Heavy-Duty Grill on Patio

A heavy-duty charcoal grill is perfect for grilling out on this patio and feeding hungry family and friends. The grill features dual hampers, a heat gauge and insulated triple-wall steel.

Terrific Trees

A number of existing local trees that gently frame the backyard area were integrated into the landscaping. “We saved mature trees whenever possible,” says project manager Scott Branscom.

Healthy Meals

The backyard’s irrigated raised beds offer the chance to grow herbs and vegetables for fresh and healthy meals at home.

Earth-Friendly Products

A supply of high-quality organic garden soil and raised bed soil is included in the enticing HGTV Smart Home 2018 prize package, formulated for the mindful home gardener.

Smart Gardening

The home’s backyard and outdoor spaces are equipped with smart technology that monitors the weather and conditions in the area. An irrigation controller that uses real-time weather data helps automate watering and allows the user to turn on the sprinklers through a smart phone.

Outdoor Oasis

The firepit area creates the perfect outdoor oasis for catching up on reading, enjoying a drink with guests after dinner, or a simple space for daydreaming on warm afternoons.

Bring Outdoors Inside

This view of the backyard looking towards the house highlights the four solar powered skylights with energy-efficient glass that bring lots of natural light into the master bedroom.

Enjoy Nature

With space for gardening, grilling and relaxing, the accessible and friendly backyard creates the ideal spot for enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of nature.