This opulent patio space from designer Thomas Oppelt has arching entrances lined with bricks, exposed wood beams and outdoor brick fireplace. An ornate candle-holder forms a visual focal point on the fireplace mantel, and a seating area is highlighted by ornate light fixtures, comfortable outdoor chairs, ottoman and glass side table.
Not every deck party needs to happen during the day. With the right deck lighting – think side posts and post caps as well as riser lighting on the stairs for safety – you can create a warm, inviting atmosphere that’s perfect for an adults-only cocktail party or movies and s’mores for the kids.
Statues of three woman become makeshift water carriers, as water pours from the stone urns they hold into the swimming pool and spa below them. Two fire pits are on either side of the hot tub, while the pool itself has an adjacent poolside patio.
To better enjoy the Colorado countryside, HGTV fan Mtn Livin re-created this 1,200-square-foot patio area to include a fountain, seating area and built-in grill that combines reclaimed barn wood with a granite countertop.
This outdoor space makes use of multiple levels to create areas for relaxing, entertaining and playing. Up top, a cafe table sits on the tile patio. Down below, a basketball hoop awaits the weekend game.
This coastal-inspired pool and patio area features neutral Terrazzo tiles and a blue stucco exterior. Numerous sitting areas provide comfortable options for relaxing by the pool, while a nearby kitchen with a stainless steel grill and range hood allow the convenience of outdoor entertaining.
The elevated, diagonal ridge beam that projects out on the leading edge of the wooden structure posed a challenge for the design team. Custom steel connections and careful planning made the outdoor layout successful in creating a cozy lounge for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy.