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7 ways to transform a small backyard

See how a barely usable Venice backyard evolved into a cozy family retreat

Venice garden: before
Photo by Jennifer Cheung; written by Sharon Cohoon


With no privacy, no personality, and—the biggest drawback of all—no place to sit, this 550-square-foot side yard had little to recommend it.


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