Our new California home has a side yard. It’s not very large. It is very important. It is the one part of this house I fantasized about while still in Connecticut.
In my dreams I sit out there in the cool evening breeze and relax.
I know. Doesn’t seem like much.
You can get to our side yard via the garage or the service alley behind the house. Most of the time it will be accessed from large sliding glass doors off the eat-in kitchen.
There are five windows plus the glass doors which look into the yard. It’s meant to be seen and used. Right now it’s stark and featureless.
We’re looking to put in pavers for a patio area with plants on the margins. We got an estimate today. There’s not a lot of room, but plants are a must.
Nothing is cheap. We’re thinking a second estimate might be in order.
As with so much we’re doing we’re babes in the woods. We can only hope we make the right decision. Making no decision is not an option.