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Yard Crashers: Backyard Fun

This backyard makeover turned the area into a place for fun and relaxation for adults and children alike! Complete with a spot for yard games, like cornhole, easy access benches, fire pit and reclaimed wood water feature this yard as a little bit of it all.

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Yard Crashers: Backyard "Deck"-tacular

DIY's Yard Crashers, Matt Blashaw, designed this backyard space to be an entertainers delights. Over 100 foot of deck leads from an outdoor dining area to a wrap around sitting bench area to the grill space. Color in fabric and landscaping adds warmth making the space cozy and fun!

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Yard Crashers: Backyard Entertaining In Style

For this yard crash, the family wanted a space suited to entertaining and hosting parties for their kids. Matt comes through when he transforms the once-boring yard into party central. Among the new amenities is this seating area with both water and fire features.

Yard Crashers: Contemporary Design Water Feature

This makeover included this modern and stylized waterfall feature surrounded by ornamental grasses and plants.

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As seen on DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, this gas barbecue has chairs made with barrel staves next to a counter where guests can be served. The L-shaped exterior has stainless steel bands treated to make them look rusted. It sets on a new concrete pad. (detail)

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Yard Crashers

This backyard makeover is second to none! Loaded with a fire pit surrounded by boulders, an amazing barbecue station made with reclaimed wood, with a built-in refrigerator and gas barbecue with zinc countertops, new outdoor furniture, decomposed granite path, sod, flowers, trees, and shrub, this space is ready for the ultimate entertaining or peaceful relaxation.

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Yard Crashers: Stacked stone Water Feature

This unique backyard space has Gabion baskets stacked with stone to provide a retaining wall and a water feature surrounded by synthetic turf.

Yard Crashers: Urban Green Space

With a distinctive industrial feel this backyard space is keeping it "green" with upcycled components including the galvanized water feature.

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Yard Crashers: Trellis Waterfall With Rock Base

Offering tranquility with the peaceful sounds of running water, this is a close up of a trellis water-wall with rock basin.

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Yard Crashers: Rock Waterfall

This once vast and empty backyard is now a serene space perfect for both entertaining and relaxing thanks to licensed contractor Matt Blashaw on DIY Network’s Yard Crashers.

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