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Courtyards

Since ancient times, courtyards have served as intimate spaces tucked away from public view. Today, they can extend your living space and provide you with a peaceful place to relax or entertain. Bold and simple design that complements the style of your house is best. You can create visual interest by growing a vine up a trellis, or by grouping potted plants around the space. Consider installing a fountain so that you can enjoy the tranquil sound of bubbling water. By adding a small tree or an awning, you can create shade and keep temperatures down.

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