We love this contemporary deck idea with lovely design details such as built in lights and topiary.
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50 Ideas of How To Create A Heaven In Your Garden
Sleeper retaining walls and pavior capped steps
I like the irregular shape here. Framing the grass looks smart but probably too clinical for us
Add Stair Lights - Stair lights not only look great but will help prevent accidents as the natural light diminishes