Small Backyard, Big Escape
Clever design makes the most of the room you have.
Purchase Good AdviceShort on space doesn’t mean short on use. In an area barely 25 feet deep and 50 feet wide, owner Yandell Wideman of Jackson, Mississippi, enjoys three distinct spaces that give him what he wants--a truly livable backyard. What makes it so? Start with a place to have a drink and watch the game, add a location to dine, and then finish with a spot to relax by the fire.
Landscape architect Rick Griffin of Griffin & Egger Landscape Architects gets credit for transforming what had been a boring, empty yard. “The cheapest thing you can ever purchase is good advice,” notes Yandell. “Rick took one look and immediately knew what to do.”