The homeowners are a young family with small children who wanted to develop a master plan for the improvements in their back yard. The budget encouraged constructing the master plan in phases over time. Phase I involves a large patio adjacent to the house which will promote more outdoor family activities and allow the family to host social events. Phase II would include the swimming pool and adjacent sunning deck. This phase might be postponed for a few years until the children reach a more suitable age for enjoying the pool. Phase III calls for a more private lower patio just north of the pool. The images shown here depict the entire master plan.