Back yard transformation - before and after

As you can see from the picture below, this back yard was in desperate need of some TLC. The fence blocked the sunlight and air flow, and the space (albeit tight) wasn't used effectively (and we shouldn't forget to mention the poor drainage!).

Our goal was to create a sunny, airy, inviting space to relax and entertain. To accomplish this, we opened up the space by replacing the old solid fence with separate fence sections and adding a side entry with a pergola. This allows for much better air circulation and considerably more light. We then added a porch and bluestone patio.

The result? Back yard nirvana!
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AFTER photo. We opened up the space to allow light and air circulation by replacing the old solid fence with separate fence sections. We then added a porch and bluestone patio.
“Privacy fence” — anderslc
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BEFORE photo. Very limited space in this back yard. Fence blocked sunlight and air flow. Poor drainage.
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We replaced the existing fence and added a side entry with pergola
“Fence” — byerlyturk
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New porch to replace with access to patio and walkway garage.
“a way to turn the stairs” — luegreen
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