Design our Backyard

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 34
  • Winner: joksimovicana

Contest Brief

My wife and I recently purchased a new home and are ready to landscape our backyard. We are holding this contest in order to gather ideas from landscape architects/designers to create the perfect space. Please see details below as well as attached images to assist in your designs.

- We like to entertain guests, so our backyard should be a good space for friends and family to gather.
- The style of the backyard should be modern/contemporary.
- We prefer hardscape (pavers or concrete) for the backyard instead of grass.
- Along the back view fence, we would like to add a bit of privacy.
- We would like a built-in bbq with attached seating area.
- We want either a water or fire feature (ideally on the opposite side of the yard from the sliding glass door so that it can be seen from inside).

****Submission MUST include a 3d rendering and design plans.

Please use your imagination to create a modern, fun backyard that we can enjoy for many years to come. Once we review submissions, we will give additional thoughts and ideas until we are satisfied with the result.

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Public Clarification Board

  • murtaza86
    murtaza86
    • 3 months ago

    except the sealed ones which arent visible to all, i think Pavlo L's design is amazing.

    • 3 months ago
    1. pavelleonua
      pavelleonua
      • 3 months ago

      Thank you, Murtaza R.!

      • 3 months ago
    2. murtaza86
      murtaza86
      • 3 months ago

      welcome

      • 3 months ago
  • goesoer
    goesoer
    • 3 months ago

    #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 3 months ago

    Please check #54
    Thank you

    • 3 months ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 months ago

    check #53 please, with waterfall

    • 3 months ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 3 months ago

    Please check #51
    Thanks

    • 3 months ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 months ago

    please check #48 with U-shape sofa and firepit

    • 3 months ago
  • arqfernandezr
    arqfernandezr
    • 3 months ago

    Hello, wait for the entrance of my design, thank you

    • 3 months ago
  • darvish2
    darvish2
    • 3 months ago

    Plz Check entry no #41
    Thanks

    • 3 months ago
  • rashid78614
    rashid78614
    • 3 months ago

    Plz check entry no 40

    • 3 months ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 3 months ago

    Please check #35
    Thanks

    • 3 months ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 months ago

    #sealed please make it a seal contest if possible.

    • 3 months ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 months ago

    check #32 please, I made new edits to the design

    • 3 months ago
  • joksimovicana
    joksimovicana
    • 3 months ago

    Please check #29
    Thank you!

    • 3 months ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 months ago

    please check #26

    • 3 months ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 months ago

    please check #22

    • 3 months ago
  • rashid78614
    rashid78614
    • 3 months ago

    Wait

    • 3 months ago
  • darvish2
    darvish2
    • 3 months ago

    Please check #14

    • 3 months ago
  • misalpingua03
    misalpingua03
    • 3 months ago

    #sealed please make it a seal contest if possible.

    • 3 months ago
    1. scottymoll
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Misal, I am not ready to make it a sealed contest yet. Once I receive some additional designs I will consider it.

      • 3 months ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 3 months ago

    Hi, I haved some ideas for your backyard and i'm working on it right now, just a question to start : can wee dig the earth ?
    thanks

    • 3 months ago
    1. scottymoll
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Unfortunately, there are strict rule about digging in our area. That's why we can't have an in-ground pool, only above-ground.

      • 3 months ago
  • scottymoll
    Contest Holder
    • 3 months ago

    Just a note for all the designers. We want a bbq/dining area as well as a separate seating area. The seating area could be an outdoor couch and some chairs or an L-shaped couch with a table. Also, we are unable to build structures above the fence line, so please don't submit designs with patio covers. Thanks

    • 3 months ago
  • misalpingua03
    misalpingua03
    • 3 months ago

    #sealed #sealed #sealed #sealed #sealed #sealed #sealed #sealed

    • 3 months ago
  • brettyearwood1
    brettyearwood1
    • 3 months ago

    The house dimensions are given, but not the property dimensions, so a design cannot yet be completed. Much more info needed for a proper design. Privacy from what/where? What landscape zone are you in?

    • 3 months ago
    1. scottymoll
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Hi Brett. Thanks for your feedback. The dimensions that I gave are for the backyard itself. The long side of the drawing is the iron fence that you see in the images I attached. The side fences are vinyl. If it would help, I can modify the dimensions drawing to show more specific details such as where the windows and sliding glass door are, or you can reference off the images. The long iron fence along the back of the yard is slotted, so there is no privacy from the parking lot and building that are on the other side. The idea that we had was a row of ficus trees along the fence to provide privacy. We live in Southern California, so the landscaping should be water efficient. We don’t necessarily want a lot of plants though. The only items that will stay in the yard are the air conditioning units you see in the images. Those can’t move, so ideally we can hid them with some shrubs or something. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

      • 3 months ago
  • akondoibrahim
    akondoibrahim
    • 3 months ago

    I seen it. Thanks you...Please wait few times

    • 3 months ago
  • scottymoll
    Contest Holder
    • 3 months ago

    Hi Priyatna, I added photos and dimensions of the backyard to the description details. Do you see them? If not, I will try to submit again.

    • 3 months ago
  • priyatnadp
    priyatnadp
    • 3 months ago

    Please upload the drawings, existing photos, google earth coordinates, or anything would help us to understand the location.

    • 3 months ago

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