A flexible entertaining space with multiple seating areas was created by replacing and extending the concrete paver materials. A fire pit is anchored by a plush sectional upholstered in bulletproof outdoor fabric.
The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.
When it comes to outdoor entertaining after dark ambient lighting adds sophistication to any get together. Sure, real candlelight is nice, but the convenience and safety of today’s programmable battery operated LED candles is hard to resist.
Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home. This thoughtfully designed backyard is an excellent example. Here, a Douglas fir pergola provides structure over the back patio, while the composite decking connects the entries of the house acting as an outdoor hallway.
An expansive outdoor patio on this transitional beachside home features fully retracting doors that create one space between the interior and exterior. Low chaise longues offer a great spot for reading a good book and enjoying the ocean views, while C-shaped side tables provide a handy spot for a drink.
A stacked stone surround on the hot tub ties in with stone pillars on the spacious patio of this Mediterranean-style home. The homeowners love to dine and entertain outdoors, so ample seating in a variety of styles creates a functional space they can use year-round.
The key to making outdoor spaces feel warm and welcoming is layering them like indoor spaces. Any time you plan a space, large or small, try to incorporate low-maintenance plants and potted flowers into the mix along with carefree rugs that add color, pattern and texture.
The “V” pattern of the Fiberon Horizon Ipe boards creates an eye-catching floor design. Using the same composite boards as top rails provides a striking contrast to the white posts and visually connects the space. The wide flat top rail also doubles as table-top dining. Add in the outdoor kitchen, and this deck is sure to impress.
The deck was rebuilt because of water damage. That gave the client the opportunity to have it extended to create a grilling area immediately off of their kitchen as well as a fully screened patio on the ground floor.