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 weeks ago

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

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. pavelleonua
      pavelleonua
      • 3 weeks ago

      Thank you, Murtaza R.!

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. murtaza86
      murtaza86
      • 3 weeks ago

      welcome

      • 3 weeks ago
  • goesoer
    goesoer
    • 3 weeks ago

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

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please check #54
    Thank you

    • 3 weeks ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 weeks ago

    check #53 please, with waterfall

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please check #51
    Thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 3 weeks ago

    please check #48 with U-shape sofa and firepit

    • 3 weeks ago
  • arqfernandezr
    arqfernandezr
    • 4 weeks ago

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

    • 4 weeks ago
  • darvish2
    darvish2
    • 4 weeks ago

    Plz Check entry no #41
    Thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
  • rashid78614
    rashid78614
    • 4 weeks ago

    Plz check entry no 40

    • 4 weeks ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 4 weeks ago

    Please check #35
    Thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 4 weeks ago

    #sealed please make it a seal contest if possible.

    • 4 weeks ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 4 weeks ago

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

    • 4 weeks ago
  • joksimovicana
    joksimovicana
    • 4 weeks ago

    Please check #29
    Thank you!

    • 4 weeks ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 4 weeks ago

    please check #26

    • 4 weeks ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 4 weeks ago

    please check #22

    • 4 weeks ago
  • rashid78614
    rashid78614
    • 4 weeks ago

    Wait

    • 4 weeks ago
  • darvish2
    darvish2
    • 1 month ago

    Please check #14

    • 1 month ago
  • misalpingua03
    misalpingua03
    • 1 month ago

    #sealed please make it a seal contest if possible.

    • 1 month ago
    1. scottymoll
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

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

      • 1 month ago
  • Oweldesign
    Oweldesign
    • 1 month 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

    • 1 month ago
    1. scottymoll
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month ago
  • scottymoll
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month 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

    • 1 month ago
  • misalpingua03
    misalpingua03
    • 1 month ago

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

    • 1 month ago
  • brettyearwood1
    brettyearwood1
    • 1 month 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?

    • 1 month ago
    1. scottymoll
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month ago
  • akondoibrahim
    akondoibrahim
    • 1 month ago

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

    • 1 month ago
  • scottymoll
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month 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.

    • 1 month ago
  • priyatnadp
    priyatnadp
    • 1 month ago

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

    • 1 month ago

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