Stunning garden design is inexpensive with the smart ideas Kentucky garden designer Jon Carloftis used to transform his backyard.
Jon converted the old garage into a potting shed where he could store plants and gardening supplies. Adding interior bracing helped straighten the sagging walls. To jazz up the floor, he painted the asphalt white. Next came new doors. “We wanted more light in there, so we took off the old garage doors, got three sets of interior French doors, and put two coats of exterior white paint on both sides,” he recalls. “Each set cost $120; so for $360, we changed the whole look of the place.”