This tiny backyard needed a complete overhaul after interior renovations added a basement access and sliding doors off the main floor. The client did not want a deck, but needed steps from the main floor to the backyard grade. Modern horizontal board fences replaced the existing ones. Gardens are minimal, along the perimeter of the property only and natural rockery stone boulders integrate the garden with the patio. Large format modern pavers create clean lines on the patio. Pea gravel separates the steps and walkway from the sitting area, softening the overall effect and creating a serene, Japanese feel to the tiny backyard.