The newly renovated home ultimately met all the criteria of homeowners Bill and Jody, including a wonderful and welcoming front porch that's large enough to accommodate a dining table and swinging porch bed.
This covered patio was transformed into a full-fledged outdoor living room by juxtaposing the hard surfaces with a mix of soft furnishings. For cohesiveness, the dusty tones of the brick were carried throughout the space as an accent color of blush pink set against a dominant hue of blue-gray.
A bright and airy coastal outdoor living room offers a comfy seating area. The exposed wood ceiling sets the modern-rustic feel for the room which is continued with wicker furniture and reclaimed wood coffee table. A bright blue rug, a yellow light fixture and yellow-striped pillows add a fun pop of color to the space.
The Cloud Terrace at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase offers a nearly 180-degree view of San Francisco's top sights, including San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Landscape architect Chih-Wei G.V. Chang added purple walls lined by pollinator friendly flowers to invite hummingbirds and bees to share in the otherwise private view.
See how the rich and famous live on HGTV's House Hunters, such as this Miami penthouse, which boasts its own private deck as well as magnificent views of South Beach and the city skyline. Crisp white umbrellas contrast well with the striking blue of the ocean and add to the hip and trendy atmosphere.
Maryland pool builders Aqua 74 convert the figure-8 pool into a rectangular pool with pebble interior and travertine decking. A vanishing edge is introduced, creating a seamless transition to the backyard and lake beyond. All this for an approximate budget of $100,000.
The exterior gets a color-themed upgrade, going from plain, flat white to a pale yellow with soft blue accents. The concrete porch is painted blue to match the new custom shutters and a single French door is added along with a new porch swing and outdoor furniture. The existing columns get dressed up with sash curtains.
This New York City patio desperately needed privacy. Lifestyle blogger Anna Osgoodby’s budget-friendly solution was to attach an affordable (less than $50) mesh windscreen to her chain link fence using a bit of twine.
Take a dip in the hot tub, then cozy up by the fire pit for a view of the magnificent waterfront sunset. This British Virgin Islands home's patio offers ample space and seating, making it an ideal setting for entertaining guests.
San Diego design firm Eco Minded Solutions used bamboo to build a high wall of green around this family’s back patio. Bamboo grows high and brings exotic charm to any outdoor space. Just be sure to pick a non-invasive species.