Backyard design guide

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See how a small backyard became a series of outdoor rooms, maximized for comfort and fun

Before: A small, sloped backyard
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Before: A small, sloped backyard

Landscape designer Scot Eckley had high hopes for his small, sloped Seattle backyard. He wanted a series of rooms and spaces to invite people to eat, drink, and relax in the garden. From his original yard, he created a dining room, a kitchen garden, a lawn (for future children), a sunken lounge, a utility area, a shaded seating area, and a dog run.

Design: Scot Eckley (, Seattle



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