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A raised platform becomes a stage for children's performances. Deck Modern Create room to play by keeping furniture minimal on a backyard deck. The cedar backdrop in architect John Tong's yard is used for plays and as a screen for projecting movies. The lattice wall on the far left is painted out in cobalt, adding some unexpected colour. Using patches of sod and precast concrete pavers form a low-maintenance and cost-effective landscape.
.A load of gravel in a brick framed pit is an inexpensive alternative to an outside dining area - you could add a fire pit and a grill and it's an outside oasis from your everyday busy life and it's charming with a small cottage type home.