Small or expansive, a backyard is nothing in need of paradise at your backdoor. From savvy English gardens to on-trend West Coast style spreads, there’s truly no limit to the chances that await you.

We can’t all have a sweeping garden , Olympic-sized swimming bath , or a state-of-the-art court in our backyard—but alittle backyard may be a still a backyard (and even rooftop terraces and modest balconies count in our book).

Backyard is an extension of what is happening inside your home. Usually, it’s more colorful, casual, fun, and therefore the possibilities are up to the terrain, your design skills, and your do-it-yourself know-how.