Your current back yard should be seen as an oasis from the outside world. Even if your back space is a small deck, balcony or patio, it should be as private and with as much greenery as possible. Even with small spaces there should be an area for relaxing and another for outdoor dining. If you have enough room, add a space for grilling. It’s important for this area to be fresh and clean without tools, toys, pet waste or garden hoses lying around.