You are the only one of my submissions that gave me a spa. I really like the spa, but you put it as built in and you put it in the grass. I was thiking about a portable above ground type of spa(even though your built in looks really nice, it is probably more than we can afford to do in the yard). It does look really great in the ground, but we wanted to keep a lot of the yard and the spa in the ground takes up too much of the yard. I really like the placement of the firepit, it alows people sitting almost every where in the paitio, grass and sitting area to enjoy the fire. Putting the open yet devided wall with the TV on it was a really good touch, and I like the fact that you can sit on either side of the divider plus it has added storage. I like the center raised area with the vegetable garden and the raised planter and trellis in it. I wish you had done a bit more with the raised area of the yard. The vegtable garden is really nice, but I think I would like some steps up into that area so I can plant, weed, and harvest. I like the way you presented all your work with all the drawings with such detail. I would have put the storage area with a door on it, so it would not be too visable to the people on the patio, and maybe a short wall to help hide the trash bins. You were the first to submit a design so I really took the time to see what you had done. It is really a nice job, except for the grassy area is pretty much gone and I had wanted more up in the raised planter area. Thank yoiu for opening my eyes to what can be done with my yard.