Playful and contemporary, this backyard from HGTV's Going Yard is the perfect place for kids and adults. A teeter-totter is a fun element for kids, while a streamlined raised deck has an elegant dining area.
Backyard bars, like this one from HGTV's Going Yard, are a natural extension of the outdoor dining room trend. The extra seating and counter space are great for entertaining. The fun, tropical style of this bar makes it a desirable hangout for family and friends.
After removing poison ivy and ill-conceived wood chips, the crew of HGTV's Going Yard expanded the existing deck and topped it with an L-shaped bar. A wide paver patio boasts a dining table for six at one end and a shady pergola at the other. Fountaingrass, late-blooming lilacs, spirea and unexpected pops of color with ornamental peppers, asparagus and lettuces add life to the surrounding garden.
Why go on vacation when you have this paradise in your own backyard? The pool features underwater seating, waterfalls and an adjacent hot tub. Dramatic lighting illuminates the patio, trees and outdoor kitchen.
In a go-big-or-go-home design approach, these homeowners paired bold color with bold texture for a fun, fresh kids bedroom. By using the space wisely, this room easily accommodates two twin beds with ample area for a play "yard" comprised of green carpet tiles.
The symmetrical entrance and rigidity of a traditional colonial are softened by the shingle style and supplemented by stonework. An angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of a plateau on which the house sits, addressing the natural landscape as well as clients' needs.
Natural materials in earth-tone colors were used to make this house feel at home. Though it is only two-stories on the front facade, the dormers and chimney pots help to elevate an otherwise horizontal structure. The breezeway to the left of the garage allows guests to reach the rear-yard pool without going through the house.
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A wicker and glass dining table is paired with matching wicker chairs for an elegant outdoor dining area in the backyard of this modern home. Guests may also lounge around the pool or go for a swim if they so choose.
An infinity edge pool creates a dramatic view out to the ocean beyond, while native plantings bring privacy to the backyard. Poured in place concrete and natural stones are used for the footpaths that go throughout the property.
If you're going to set your springtime soiree outside, be sure to orient the furniture around a focal point. This will offer guests a common point of reference to help provoke conversation. Here, the set up for six is oriented near the swimming pool and lush green grass of the backyard.