Who: Deborah T.
Where: Chicago, Illinois
When we bought our house, the seller's agent told us it was on the market for a long time because of the 33'x33' backyard, which was barely usable. A deteriorating 20'x18' garage and the awkward back porch stairs took up almost all the yard. We tore down the garage and built a high-end, one-car garage worthy enough to serve as a backdrop to the new yard. We also redirected the position of the porch entry, stairs, and landing.