The idea behind this design is creating a new experience around the existing yard. All materials relate back to the original yard and can be easily purchased at a Home Depot or other hardware store. The deck is designed to be an extension to the house similar to how the porch acts as one. The outdoor kitchen is attached to the deck allowing people on the deck to use it as a bar and making food prep convenient. By putting garden beds along the edges of the deck it creates a feeling of enclosure. The garden beds will consist of vegetables and herbs. These planters are raised two feet above the deck and are made of the same wood as the deck. The entry to the deck is in line with the back door to create convenient access to those coming from the house and the grill area. The elevation of the deck is at the same height as the existing planter to ease construction and provide a smooth transition to the intimate private space. The area consists of a stone built water feature, beautiful plants, and a row of tiki torches acting as a wall, yet still is visible to add to the beauty of the yard. The trash cans have been moved to the Southeast corner of the yard where a new gate was installed mirroring the existing gate on the Southwest corner. By putting the trash cans here they are closer to the back door and easily out of sight. The garden shed would be placed on the east side of the house out of sight from the back yard as well. The putting green is nestled in the corner of the yard allowing for putts on the installed AstroTurf. In the foot-wide planter on the west side of the house will be vines attached to a wire structure that rises three feet above the existing fence. This creates a green screen that will block out that strong western sun from shining through the windows, ultimately keeping the space comfortable. “Maximization” is made to be simple to install, blend well with the existing landscape and create a functional and relaxing use of space to maximize this beautiful small yard.