Each year hundreds of Custom Home's readers submit their best work to the Custom Home Design Awards (CHDA) competition to be judged by their peers. The jury selects worthy projects to be recognized in several categories including Outdoor Spaces.

We've created an inspiring Web-exclusive slideshow of all the past winners of the CHDA Outdoor Spaces winners from 2007 to 2011. Explore these award-winning projects that promote healthy outdoor living and then read more about the annual CHDA program.

Read what homeowners want most in outdoor spaces.