Little Dwellings reveals Before & After backyard reno with DIY retaining walls

Kate Sparks, of Little Dwellings, has spent the last year chipping away on her ambitious backyard reno. Now, she’s finally ready to reveal her stunning new outdoor area; and we can barely believe what she’s created with our DIY retaining walls! In fact, this is — by far — the most impressive backyard transformation in ModularWalls history!

In their grand unveiling, Kate talks us through her design intentions for each zone, including the fire pit area, outdoor kitchen, outdoor lounge and freshly landscaped architectural gardens. She also walks us through the stunning design of her VogueWall retaining wall with aluminium posts, her DIY experience and gives handy tips to those wanting to take on their own backyard reno.

Watch Kate’s jaw-dropping backyard reveal below to find out how she boosted functionality and created separate, but connected, living zones through our simple yet powerful DIY retaining walls!



Their new space perfectly showcases Kate’s unique expertise as a stylist and interior designer and natural intuition for garden design; as well as her hubby’s knack for DIY construction! Together, they have created not just a stunning backyard, but a physical setting that holds space for their young family to embrace their dream outdoor lifestyle.

Want to see more of the ‘before’? Take a jump through time to when this space was still being dreamed up and watch how Kate prepared her yard for the ultimate overhaul!

Written by Evelyn Kandris


Feeling inspired by Kate’s journey? Curious to find out how ModularWalls could help transform your own outdoor area?

Our exquisite range of boundary walls, premium fencing and retaining walls offer a world of potential.

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