When it comes to designing your backyard, instead of opting for all grass, pavers, or a pool, think about what games you can incorporate into either a small or large portion of your yard! Chess, bocce ball courts, mini sport fields — soccer, badminton, etc. — are all great ideas for your outdoor space that are tons of fun for kids and all gatherings. If done the right way, these games are obviously functional, but they also can be incredibly aesthetically pleasing. Remember to include space in your design for seating for people to lounge and watch the games being played!