When most adults think back to the backyards of their youth, they picture flat lawns, chain link fences, concrete patios, lawn chairs, basic swing sets, and cheap grills. And while there’s nothing wrong with the backyards of yesteryear and they probably conjure up a sense of nostalgia deep inside you the purpose, function, and design of the modern backyard is evolving.
Backyards are no longer empty spaces where moms tell their kids to play while they fix dinner in the kitchen. Over the last few years, the backyard has actually become a transitional space where the indoor spills over into the outdoor. In fact, you could call it indoor outdoor living.