We're Officially Jealous of This Backyard
Feeling attached to your garage? You just might change your mind after you see this! Witness how one family converted their garage into an open-air office and gave their compact backyard a new lease on life.
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Lay of the Land
By ditching the dirt driveway for a series of outdoor rooms and converting the garage into a light-filled office, one family gained bragging rights for the best backyard ever.
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A fire pit adds an instant focal point to an outdoor room. This sleek, contemporary design provides the perfect anchor for the living space while bolstering its cozy quotient. Tiny white marble stones differentiate the space from the rest of the garden.
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The various outdoor rooms are connected by verdant "hallways" created using custom A-frame wooden fences and breathable vertical planters filled with edible plants.
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A Movable Feast
Flexible furniture choices maximize space in the backyard. Here, a vintage cafeteria table on wheels can serve as either a dinner spot or a serving buffet depending on the occasion.
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Step into My Office
The original 1950s garage was converted into a light-filled, open-air office. A vaulted ceiling with rich wood beams and pendant fixtures makes the space soar.
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Give a work space a quirky boost with creative storage solutions. Here, colorful mini colanders and canisters are called upon to store tiny desk accessories.
Refresh in 10 Minutes
Decorate your outdoor room in 10 minutes (or less) with these easy, can-do ideas.