Photos brought to you by Ginkgo Landscape Design (it's what we do for a living).
Sometimes things are done wrong. Face it, there is a good way to use space, and there are lots of bad ones. Planning and forethought are very important.
Here is the before photo:
and the after (it's not done yet though) from about the same location. Now that's a space you can use!Stay tuned, there is a whole bunch more in the works.