These dramatic before and afters will inspire you to transform your outdoor living space and gain curb appeal in the process
The homeowners carved out a spacious front yard courtyard and screened it behind a series of staggered walls. There's the craggy-textured cast-earth wall pictured here, plus two flanking walls of smooth stucco, which provide contrast. A lower wall of gabions (stone-filled wire cages) adds more texture. And now that it has agaves and desert perennials for company, the agave looks more at home.