The entire pool is raised out of ground 12 inches providing additional seating space along the exterior. Two fire pits sit on each side of a simple waterfall for a mesmerizing combination of natural elements.
This streamlined porch area features many structural details to create a visually interesting entrance to the HGTV Dream Home 2014. A tile path leads to a light wood door flanked by large windows, which opens up the space for a welcoming feel.
If deck structure is solid and built properly, you may only need to replace the rails and deck boards. "However, a lot of code changes in the last 10 years make it a good idea to consider rebuilding the entire deck in most cases," says Jeremy Wrenn, President of Wrenn Home Improvements in Wake Forest, N.C. Big concerns include the proper installation of hangers, fasteners and especially bolts going through the deck band and into the house band. "Decks have collapsed from deck bolts not being installed or installed improperly," he says.
Sliding glass doors seamlessly blend the indoors and out at this Santa Barbara, Calif., home. A sleek dining table combines with contemporary chairs for a chic, outdoor dining spot on the covered porch.
Clean, manicured landscaping gives this courtyard a refined look while the layout creates an inviting flow to the front door. White stucco walls and clay tile roofing gives the exterior a decidedly Mediterranean appearance.
When setting up porch furniture, arrange seating with conversation in mind. Pairs, trios and quartets invite gatherings whereas single pieces randomly arranged aren't as conducive to those memorable rocking chair chats.
A warming glow emanates from the modern fire pit atop a series of terraced patio spaces flanking this modern Aspen residence. The unique connectivity of the pool deck and sunning patio, dining deck and fire pit, create a splendid atmosphere for entertaining in any season.
Luxurious Backyard With Fire Pit and Infinity Pool
A Gabion bowl was used for a fire pit feature in this luxurious backyard, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie. The fire pit deck is sunk below the height of the adjacent infinity pool so that the benches are level to the pool.