Dramatic yard transformations to upgrade your outdoor living space and gain curb appeal in the process

Sunset  – August 26, 2009 | Updated July 30, 2019

Whether you’re adding a few bright new containers and some furniture, or completely rehabbing an entire patio, even the smallest upgrades have the potential to transform our yards from neglected eyesores into outdoor spaces we actually want to live in. Here are some of Sunset’s favorite before-and-after successes to inspire your own landscape makeover.