What was once an expanse of useless gravel with odd stepping stone a broken retaining wall and firepit has been transformed into an amazing outdoor entertaining space, complete with a huge covered patio for both dining and relaxing in any weather. The homeowner wanted to expand her interior living space while creating different outdoor rooms to enjoy. We allocated different areas of the property to function as separate but connected elements, this was achieved through repetition of color, form and materials. One combination of hardscape materials that really helped to tie the entire property together was the use of black wood and corrugated metal sheets while being balanced with the limited plant palate of green. What was once a eyesore has become a extension of the home and a functional place to gather in a group or relax by oneself.