Backyard Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2018

A fire pit area with seating for four, curated garden accessories, a grilling area and raised planting beds in the home’s backyard offer the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of this stunning property.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Charming Gathering Space

Located just outside the home’s screened porch, the backyard’s fire pit area with seating for intimate gatherings offers the chance to bring the party outside.
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Easily Accessible

Curved walkways from the side and back of the house lead to the fire pit area, surrounded by trees that gently frame this outdoor space made for casual conversation and enjoying the natural beauty of this Palmetto Bluff location.
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Gather Around

The circular shape of the backyard’s custom 4-foot fire pit with brick cap and river rock infill with drainage makes it easy for guests to gather around.
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Have a Seat

The four teak and wicker basket lounge chairs that surround the fire pit include FSC plantation grown Brazilian teak hardwood and stainless steel hardware.
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Garden Extras

Assorted custom outdoor pillows for comfort, colorful throw blankets for chilly nights and garden stools that offer a place to rest a drink or snack make this spot more user-friendly.
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Walk This Way

The walkways from the side and back of the home are made of the same concrete and crushed oyster shells used in the front yard.
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Curves Ahead

This wider view of the area shows the gentle curves of the walkways with the fire pit sitting center stage in the attractive backyard.
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Dinner Outdoors

A grilling area in the backyard off the screened porch offers the chance to enjoy a casual backyard meal on warm nights.
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Heavy Duty Grill

The heavy duty charcoal grill features dual hampers, heat gauge and triple wall steel with insulation for a quality grilling experience.
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Terrific Trees

A number of existing local trees that gently frame the backyard area were integrated into the landscaping. “We saved mature trees whenever possible,” says project manager Scott Branscom.
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Healthy Meals

The backyard’s irrigated raised beds offer the chance to grow herbs and vegetables for fresh and healthy meals at home.
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Earth-Friendly Products

A supply of high-quality organic garden soil and raised bed soil is included in the enticing HGTV Smart Home 2018 prize package, formulated for the mindful home gardener.
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Smart Gardening

The home’s backyard and outdoor spaces are equipped with smart technology that monitors the weather and conditions in the area. An irrigation controller that uses real-time weather data helps automate watering and allows the user to turn on the sprinklers through a smart phone.
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Outdoor Oasis

The firepit area creates the perfect outdoor oasis for catching up on reading, enjoying a drink with guests after dinner, or a simple space for daydreaming on warm afternoons.
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Bring Outdoors Inside

This view of the backyard looking towards the house highlights the four solar powered skylights with energy-efficient glass that bring lots of natural light into the master bedroom.
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Enjoy Nature

With space for gardening, grilling and relaxing, the accessible and friendly backyard creates the ideal spot for enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of nature.
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