Houzz Polls
February 10, 2012 in Polls
POLL: My backyard reminds me of a ...

Share a photo of your backyard in the comments below!
Luxurious Resort - The only thing missing is poolside service.
Kid's Playground - Backyards are made for playing in!
Garden Escape - Quiet and peaceful, perfect to relax in.
Cozy Outdoor Room - Rain or shine, it's the ideal outdoor retreat.
Blank Slate - I need some ideas to get started!
______. Tell us about your backyard in the comments below and share a photo!
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girlofthehollow
country pool, not exactly Martha Stewart, but we enjoy it
0 Likes   February 12, 2012 at 10:55AM
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Iyare I
My backyard is my cozy backyard escape... I cant wait for my new grass to grow in :)
0 Likes   February 12, 2012 at 10:56AM
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Iyare I
0 Likes   February 12, 2012 at 11:21AM
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Kimberly Hites
A resort spa AND garden. Our secluded oasis sits high on a mountain and overlooks the city below.
1 Like   February 12, 2012 at 12:16PM
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BY DESIGN Builders
Adding quartzite to this pool deck and surrounding walkways transformed this standard pool to a resort-style backyard.
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1 Like   February 12, 2012 at 3:13PM
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gardenseat
This is our yard in the springtime!!!
6 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 1:03AM
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mzabek
This is our summer get away in our own backyard.
1 Like   February 13, 2012 at 5:30AM
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Deb Welch
We live in a large city in South Dakota and have a koi pond in our back yard. I love the sound of the water fall as it eliminates most of the traffic noise. It's also given me an opportunity to experiment with many new plants and provides a water source for many birds which I enjoy watching. Each July we participate in a pond tour which raises money for a local charity and we get to visit with over 300 people in a single weekend. I love to let the children feed the fish and watch their reactions as the fish nearly come out of the water to feed. The "children" range in age from 2 to 82 and each year I look forward to sharing our space with them.
5 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 8:31AM
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Iyare I
Deb Welch, your pond is BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely love it!!
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 10:34AM
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BY DESIGN Builders
luvdecorating2 = stunning!

Isn't nature grand?!
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 10:36AM
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spinduffer
My backyard is relaxing.
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 10:58AM
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emeraldbeachman
My backyard is a private oasis in the middle of a beach resort town called Panama City Beach. In the second picture, the fog is rolling in off the Gulf of Mexico which is across the street.
1 Like   February 13, 2012 at 11:01AM
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Nannette Anderson
We live in Eagle, Idaho. A small town outside of Boise that runs along the Boise River. Our backyard is East facing so I get the beautiful sunrise over our pond. It is so fun having all the water fowl living around us. The kids enjoy the paddle boat and beach. The Bass are plentiful so they love to fish here.
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 11:17AM
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Laurel Ennis
Mine is a happy place in British Columbia.
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 11:23AM
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Mary
Our backyard is peaceful and our house is actually for sale! Beautiful park like backyard with a pool. An expansive patio perfect for parties. Located in lake community near Lubbock, TX.
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 11:27AM
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mbsr
Our garden is where I want to be in the hot Texas Summers.
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1 Like   February 13, 2012 at 11:30AM
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michelineworl
My backyard reminds me of the best vacation spot ever!
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 11:47AM
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Isabella
We just sold our small patio home in AZ with our courtyard size backyard. Photos show the end result of the remodel we did on it a few years ago. Outdoor counter provides great space for displaying hors d'oeuvres when entertaining.
1 Like   February 13, 2012 at 12:26PM
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Designer Accents
We live in beautiful sunny central California where the temperature reaches 90-100 degrees during the daytime but where the breeze sets in in the evening. This is our backyard and where we love to retreat to for our evening dinner and night time relaxation.
1 Like   February 13, 2012 at 1:33PM
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somesq1958
My back yard is a cozy city retreat; my "back yard" is actually the entry to my Brooklyn apartment; I have a private entry, a private stairwell, and I even have a parking spot! I love to come here on Sunday morning to drink my coffee and read the Sunday paper.
2 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 3:13PM
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somesq1958
Deb - what a lovely pond & hammock! Isabella - it must have been hard to leave that! Gorgeous!
0 Likes   February 13, 2012 at 3:16PM
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Interiors Unleashed
a park. It always puts me in a lazy walk in the park kind of mood.
2 Likes   February 14, 2012 at 8:46AM
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Liquidscapes
Is a cozy and relaxed space that I enjoy sharing with others.
4 Likes   March 25, 2012 at 2:06PM
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Liquidscapes
I thought everyone would enjoy seeing some before images. I had just completed a small addition/bump out. I'm always emphasizing color, so I painted my home these three shades.
1 Like   March 25, 2012 at 3:10PM
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momof5x
Our farm garden which has date palms, fields for vegetables, and some in green houses, a barbecue area and a carpeted deck ( since sunny most of year) with cushions to sit on under the stars at night. The flowers surround the sitting area and this area is at front of the house.
0 Likes   June 13, 2012 at 12:43PM
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geo55
Some beautiful yards have you! I've got a simple but pretty cottage garden going on:
3 Likes   September 5, 2012 at 1:54PM
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celerygirl
My back yard needs some TLC
1 Like   February 18, 2013 at 9:42PM
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charleee
My backyard looks just like someone's BEFORE picture! Too embarrased to post a pic :))
0 Likes   February 19, 2013 at 2:17AM
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mousemaker
oops forgot one!
0 Likes   September 18, 2013 at 3:35PM
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Robin W
Charlee - mine too. One day it'll be a gorgeous retreat. Now it's just a lot of weeds and ugly.
1 Like   September 18, 2013 at 5:26PM
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Phoenix Tent and Awning Company
Our favorite back yard is an outdoor entertaining space with adequate shade!
0 Likes   August 25, 2014 at 9:17AM
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tracistivers
A work in progress!
1 Like   August 25, 2014 at 11:33AM
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bungalowmo
charlee....celery...robin...I'm with ya!!

Things were going pretty good...then this Summer, my sweet little 5yo weeping willow died from a fungus. Now my back yard is going to be even barer!

1st pic is when she was newly planted.
2nd is when she was 2 or so years old
3rd is my "lovely" patio!

So since I have to have my willow ripped out....backyard is back to dull!
0 Likes   August 27, 2014 at 5:07PM
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Linda
My backyard is more like a park...like the ones in cities where the budget cuts have nearly stopped any work other than occasional mowing. It's been several years since we had any trees trimmed and my back yard is completely shaded by the absolutely monstrous sycamore tree and the locust tree which is almost as big. Even my hostas are wondering where the sun went!
0 Likes   August 27, 2014 at 6:06PM
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