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Plastic rain gutters from Home Depot or wherever use for craft storage or photos/ books

Closet Envy (But Not the Kind You're Thinking...) - 13 alternative uses for closets when you have kids, from bed "rooms" to book nooks.

tiled counter tops

Spaces Pool In Small Yard Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 29

traditional landscape by Blasen Landscape Architecture

These homeowners had to get creative when adding a pool to their small backyard, so they joined it to the house’s foundation. Folding doors in the family room slide back to reveal the water’s edge. Take cues from this scene―the narrow lap pool visually lengthens the backyard, and the hedge wall adds greenery without wasting valuable space.

Some people like huge dream houses...I prefer smaller cozy places with a serene yard and a small pool for relaxing....maybe a nice hammock hung from a tree too

small back yard pool; Via Hill country house

Building a Back Yard Pool

back yard pool retreat, Vermont

i could linger over wine for hours in a yard like this

Peel and stick "pre grouted" backsplash tile from SmartTiles ... neat concept can find at Lowes, Home Depot

How to turn an IKEA Expedit bookcase into an upholstered storage bench. Use for a corner table area