A Seabee Designs a Long-Distance Backyard Remodel
While deployed 7,500 miles from home, this reader designed his dream backyard on paper, then spent months building it
Outdoor Hangout for a Close Family: After
When it comes to transforming a backyard, most DIYers do it over time—add some plants one year, follow up with hardscaping the next—until the space is complete. It's the rare homeowner who formulates a plan, then executes it like clockwork. But This Old House reader Juan Zetino did just that after spending about a year designing his ultimate yard.
Shown: Juan and his family use the patio space a few times a week.