Pennsylvania bluestone treads are placed over Tennessee dry stack fieldstone for these patio steps. The wall and wall caps also are made of Tennessee fieldstone selected by Atlanta-based King Landscaping.
Each section of this patio offers a new texture to the design. Glass doors open from the home open on to a smooth, stained wood deck with steps descending to the yard. Long, rectangular stepping stones are separated by uniform rows grass and create the feel of movement from the deck to the outdoor dining patio. Light neutral stone flooring compliments the neutral tone of the home exterior while a blue table umbrella adds a bold pop of color.
A grated brown wall gives privacy to this outdoor shower while allowing it to retain an open feeling. A rain shower head peaks over the top of the wall. The surrounding greenery and turquoise curtains visible through the glass of the french doors add a touch of color to space without overpowering the natural feel.
Four ropes support this hanging bed for a cozy and spacious porch swing. The open sides of the swing match the spacious, open look of the porch. A painted blue ceiling adds soft color and brings the blue sky to the covered porch. The concrete porch floor steps out onto an uncovered patio complete with wood chairs for seating.
The historic cottage in old town Key West opens up to a dark wood deck with comfortable wicker furniture, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Steps down from the deck is a stone patio with bistro table and chairs, while tropical landscaping provides privacy and a serene atmosphere.
When creating patio steps and stairs, you'll need to consider the type of texture and appearance that fit your home's architectural style and your design preferences. This outdoor space in the midwestern U.S. uses Belgard's Urbana pavers, which have the look of chiseled stone.
This modern zen courtyard features a 'Bloodgood' Japanese maple among large native boulders that serve as paver steps and crushed gravel. The project by Buttercup Design Group for the property on Shelter Island, N.Y., won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
This dramatic curved double set of steps uses a mixture of Belgard products. The Cambridge Cobble pavers have a pillow-top-like surface with a small dome effect and corners that are slightly rounded. The Anchor Diamond 9D walls by Belgard have a rough-hewn texture.
On a roof garden in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, natural materials, such as stone pavers surrounded by moss, fit with the homeowner's love of nature. This project by Aaron Andrews McIntire of Gunn Landscape Architecture in New York won a 2015 Association of Landscape Designers award.
Stone pavers lead to a re-circulating fountain in the garden of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse. To the left, locust slabs lead to a reading nook. The area is framed by ginkgo trees. The project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects of Charlottesville, Va., was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Concrete pavers lead up the steps and onto a patio with a water fountain and ledges to display containers for this home in the southeast U.S. The materials, including textured Mega-Arbel pavers with an irregular shape and antiqued Celtic Wall pavers by Belgard for the steps, are manufactured by Georgia Masonry Supply.