Colorful Plexiglass panels add flair to this urban rooftop outdoor room. A large dining table shaded by an umbrella provides space for eating and entertaining. Patio chairs in a nearby area provide space for relaxing.
The Schroeders wanted a place to play and be creative together, so Chip Wade and his team from Elbow Room answered the family's requests. He created gardens throughout the space so that the family could spend time together in nature. The crew also included aspects that the family enjoys, such as a chicken coop, a hammock, a fire pit and an art studio.
This aerial photograph shows the exquisitely landscaped gravel and concrete pathway that leads from the upper house to the lower outdoor spaces. The elegant outdoor spaces include a small pool with a flagstone patio and walkway that leads to a multi-functional outdoor entertaining space.
Cool blue landscape lighting makes the natural-inspired waterfall a striking focal point both night and day. Lighting under the steps creates a chic look, while also helping guide everyone through the outdoor space.
This small, modern outdoor space creates a focal point around a spinning wicker coffee table that functions perfectly for serving guests. Comfortable outdoor furniture and a fireplace tucked inside a pergola outfitted with floor-to-ceiling curtains add to the inside-while-outside feel.
When millennials design a community, outdoor spaces are key. Diana Gruberg and Chunlan Zeng, as UPenn students, designed a settlement for the Navajo Nation, complete with an outdoor plaza and hydroponic farm. The project was a 2015 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Copper Bay stone and field stone provide warm tones for the pool deck and patio, allowing the spa and pool to be a rich, fun pop of blue. The outdoor fireplace allows for the space to be used year round while providing the perfect setting to watch the sunset.
This area is part of an indoor/outdoor floor plan and connects to the home's interiors via sliding glass doors. Retractable screens are built into the lanai. When lowered, the screens not only protect the area from bugs, they deflect solar glare and can hold up to 90 % of the homes conditioned or heated air in this outside space.
A white painted stone fireplace serves as the focal point of this modern coastal style deck. White curtains offer privacy or protection from the sun. A rectangular coffee table with a black frame mimics the black framed outdoor couches.
White-washed exposed beams bring a farmhouse-style aesthetic to a covered outdoor kitchen by Taylor Morrison in California. The kitchen features natural stone flooring with pebble accents, and a built-in, stainless steel grill.