|This is our backyard and what it looked like when we moved in 4 years ago. Tiny back porch that just was not going to do.|
|Our backyard is rather large which is one of the reasons why we liked the house so much.|
|Our backyard has always lacked any appeal. That tree over there was the only tree in our backyard.|
|This was its fate a few years back when it showed signs of dying. The electric company came out and took it down.|
|Even the swing set we put up the fall after we moved in needs some love or to just be torn down.|
All of these things got The Hubster and I talking. We started sharing our ideas of what we wanted our backyard to look like. An outdoor fireplace has always been top on my list. The boys a new swing set. The Hubster a t.v. under the covered patio. Maybe a pergola area with seating. Oh my what a difference even just a little landscaping would make.
Now that I am almost completed with our kitchen reno...I know, I know it is taking me forever but I promise I am almost done...we decided it was time to pay some attention to our backyard. After much brain storming and number crunching we finally came up with a design for our backyard oasis. We know we won't be able to have everything on our wish list but we took a deep breathe and decided to go full steam ahead with our backyard makeover! This Friday the craziness begins and I am going to take y'all along with us. I am nervous but excited at the same time.
If you could change things up in your backyard what changes would be top on your list? If you already have a backyard oasis what could you never live without and what would you not do again if you had to do it all over again?
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