Faced with a span of only 15 feet from the kitchen window to the rear property line, most homeowner would not begin to consider building a backyard entertaining area. but landscape architect Chad Talton of Surrouns says that with just a bit of planning and effort, you can make any space useful, no matter how big or small it is. This elliptical-shaped guest entry of brick and flagstone, flanked by boxwoods. And there is also an integrated new walkway into the existing drive, which overlooks a neighboring lot, the hardscaping complements the Colonial-style house and its quaint,pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. In the backyard, there are also a curved stone wall that warmly embraces the new entertaining area, complete with a built-in grill and a fireplace that make it useable year-around. Low retaining walls provide additional seating for guests and tall canifers screen out neighboring properties. use evergreens and other plantings that would add color constantly.
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