Although the back yard is small I would like to convert it into a space where we can spend time outside.
The west side of our yard is not used and we would like it to be developed.
Our favorite style is Spanish style but must blend well into the current house style.
We want a barbecue island with a covered dining area. The island should include a barbecue, sink, beer tap, small refrigerator and storage drawers.
We like Spanish ceramic tile accents and terra cota floor tiles.
We would like a 6 person table with some cover for shade.
Even better if this eating/cooking area could be slightly elevated with a step up from the yard.
We would like this area to have an overhead fan, electrical outlets and space for a TV and a stereo. Must be well lit as well.
We would like to keep at least half of the yard as grass with flowers and plants throughout.
We like the brick highlights our house has in the front to be used in the design of the back yard.
We would also like to have a separate sitting area on another side of the yard for relaxing and having a coffee.
We have a side of the house where we have trash cans which can also be used for additional living space.
If the design does not add anything up against the house wall we would like to have brick accents up to the bottom edge of the windows.
We would like to have the retaining wall plastered to match the design of the island. Any shade or roof structure should complement the house.
We have a dog who lives in the back yard.