Kate Sparks reveals backyard reno & DIY retaining walls

  • 2 minutes
  • 23 April 2019

Kate Sparks of Kate Sparks Design (formerly Little Dwellings), and her husband have been chipping away on their ambitious backyard renovation. Now, Kate is ready to reveal their stunning outdoor area; and we can barely believe what they created with our DIY retaining walls! In fact, this is by far one of the most impressive backyard transformations ModularWalls has witnessed, and this is only the first stage of the backyard renovation!

In the grand unveiling, Kate discusses her design intentions for each zone:

  • fire pit
  • outdoor kitchen
  • outdoor lounge 
  • freshly landscaped gardens. 

Kate also walks us through the stunning design and construction of her DIY TerraFirm retaining walls. Also, don’t miss Kat’s advice for those wanting to take on a similar backyard renovation. 

DIY Retaining Walls Revealed

Watch Kate’s jaw-dropping backyard reveal below to discover how Kate and her husband increased functionality in their outdoor space with separate zones. And tying it all together are our DIY retaining walls.


The new space perfectly showcases Kate’s unique expertise as a stylist and interior designer and natural intuition for garden design, not to mention hubby’s knack for DIY construction.

TerraFirm Katesparks DIY retaining walls

How does TerraFirm retaining work?

Watch all the steps involved when installing a ModularWalls retaining wall.


Together, Kate and her husband have created not just a stunning backyard but multiple settings for their young family to embrace their dream outdoor lifestyle.

Stay tuned for the next stage of Kate’s backyard renovation, including a pool and ModularWalls pool wall.