Outdoor Living Room with Stone Fireplace Focal Point
When you create an outdoor room, there has to be a reason to use it whether it's functional (to eat, to swim, to cook, to relax) or it's visual (a sculpture, fountain, fireplace, fragrant plant). Plan your yard with focal points in mind.
Planted Cottage Garden Surrounding Concrete Patio With Staircase Leading to Covered Pavilion
Patchwork concrete tile creates a decorative flooring for the open patio. The stain on the wood patio furniture makes a beautiful statement against the surroundings. Concrete stairs travel through planted sections with natural rock retainers to the outdoor living pavilion.
New Modern Backyard with Defined Entertainment Spaces
Originally, this historic home's backyard contained a swimming pool that was damaged beyond repair, so after filling in the pool, homeowners wanted a fresh, new look. Designers helped the homeowners come up with a color concept, and began work on their New Modern design by defining entertainment spaces. In one corner, a custom barbecue pit with a concrete island makes the space perfect for grilling. In another, an intimate conversation corner welcomes guests. A putting green is the focal point of the space, but the central living space is this elegant sitting area created from sustainable furniture that matches the couple's eco-friendly lifestyle.
Contemporary Backyard Features Swimming Pool, Double Waterfall and Copper Gate
Stone steps lead from the artsy copper gate through a bed of natural rock in this stylish backyard. Stone tile flooring surrounds the lit swimming pool and wicker lounge chairs. A double waterfall feature draws the eye to the far stone wall.
The owners of this historic home wanted to redesign their space after their pool was deemed "unfixable", so designers helped these homeowners come up with a design for their backyard space that fits their love of golf, good food and conversation.
Gorgeous Backyard View With Bright Green Grass, Shaped Planted Bushes and Concrete Stepping Stone Walkway
This yard, designed by Cory Jorgensen, shows off the brilliant color of healthy grass and shrubs. The lawn is cut short accentuating the levels created by the plants and tree line. Concrete stepping stones wind down the slope of the yard and hug the edges of the decorative plants.
Lounge chairs were placed off the patio onto the lawn checkered stone area to allow more space poolside. The stones for the checkerboard pattern look nice poolside even in the wintertime when the furniture is put away. This was a last minute addition that really tied the design together.