This project allowed my students to assume the roles of home renovators and designers! I had recently moved into a new house, and my husband and I were looking for ideas to spruce up our backyard. I merged this desire with my students' desire to exercise their mathematical expertise outside of the textbook and created this project! I really stressed documenting and calculating dimensions with my students, as well as economics, maintaining a budget, and creativity. My grand prize for my classroom was dinner and a game/movie night in my new house!