A Mediterranean-style backyard is designed to go along with a family's recently renovated home. After a bit of demo and cleanup, Chris and his team get to work building a huge deck, gazebo and outdoor living room. Also: They come up with a beautiful solution to an unattractive driveway.
New parents want Chris to transform their unkempt, sloping backyard and turn it into a place where their daughter can play and they can enjoy spending time with friends and family. On the to-do list: a flagstone patio with an outdoor fire pit; a raised dining room under a pergola; and a privacy wall created out of antique shutters.
The beauty of a large, woody backyard is lost on the owners who stay away because of bugs and overgrown bushes. To make the space more inviting, Chris extends their small deck and adds stadium steps to create a new dining and cooking area. Also on the to-do list: a flagstone patio; a waterfall surrounded by river rocks; a huge swinging daybed; and a grassy enclosure perfect for a pet dog.
An urban farm is built in the middle of a couple's backyard, along with a space for them to eat the meals they harvest. Projects include raised planters for growing vegetables and herbs, a chicken coop and a toolshed.
A theatrical family of four want a backyard where they can put on performances and entertain guests, but first they need to make the space more private and less of an eyesore. To do that, Chris and the team create a massive outdoor kitchen, complete with a pergola, pizza oven, fire pit and extra seating. They also build a stage and add lush sod and colorful plantings.
An outdoor-loving couple have an overgrown backyard, that is, until Chris turns it into a space with a nautical theme. His design includes a three-level deck, plantings for shade, a fire pit and a pen for the homeowners' potbellied pig.
New parents are eager to fix up their eyesore of a backyard. They ask Chris to design something special for their daughter, as well as a space where they can dine and entertain. Projects include a flagstone patio with an outdoor fire pit; a privacy wall created with antique shutters; and the transformation of an old shed into a toddler's playhouse.
A woody backyard is made more inviting with the creation of a dining and cooking area, as well as a living room and a picturesque waterfall. Also: An existing deck is extended; stadium steps are installed; flowers and herbs that deter bothersome bugs are planted.
A yard filled with old bathtubs and coffee urns, which the owners intended to use for planters, needs to be cleaned up before Chris and his team transform the space. Projects include expanding the deck; redesigning an outdoor shower; installing a stone patio and a fire pit; and planting a vertical garden.
Chris and his team use an old shed to create an outdoor-dining space, complete with a kitchen, for a couple who want a Tuscan ambiance in their backyard. Other projects include a new stone patio; a unique pond; colorful plantings; and a fireplace.
In the second-season opener, Chris and his team transform a large but uninviting yard for a couple with two young daughters. Projects include leveling the area; replacing a dangerous brick patio with a stone one; constructing a dining deck and a gazebo. Also: A pond with fish and a waterfall is created, along with an outdoor xylophone for the kids.