Backyard Pavilion: After

Who: Terry D.
Where: Marietta, GA

We turned a problem area that was constantly wet and muddy into a fully-functional yard. The pavilion functions as both a quiet getaway and entertainment outlet. The formal English garden provides a soft, natural pathway to the kid's playground, a fun sand oasis with hammock, and a hidden nature trail. We love how the natural river rocks, plants, ferns, flowers, water, and lighting contrast the large use of stone in the patio, stairs, retaining wall and waterfall. A unique hardwood ceiling blends color tones of the stone into the pavilion. A formal garden, arched bridge and sand oasis add additional color and interest.

Who did the work: I did most of the work myself
Cost: $1,000 to $5,000

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