Living Spaces: Backyard Makeover 2006 - Finalist #5

Name:  Dana Skillman

Town: Tyler

Reasons for backyard makeover:

  1. class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">I’m a single mom with two teenage daughters—one in college, so it’s hard to remodel.
  2. class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">I bought the house last summer and have worked entirely on the inside.
  3. class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">The houses around us have pools and nice landscaping. 
  4. class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">The wood and chain-link fences are in need of repair and gates need replacing.
  5. class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">The patio is made of rock and hurts to walk out onto it barefoot!
  6. class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">The weeds sometime take over!
  7. class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">We would like the yard to be a place that my daughters could invite friends to.