Breezy Covered Porch With Tropical Waterfront View
This relaxing covered porch boasts blue and neutral accents throughout nestled under a wood paneled ceiling. A glass coffee table sits at its center, while arched doorways give way to a tropical waterfront view.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed and updated this farmhouse with new paint and warm natural wood support beams, porch railings and fencing. New landscaping and modern potted plants offer a welcoming first impression.
Without any true carpentry skills or heavy labor, what was a humdrum screened-in porch is now a colorful multipurpose place for lounging and entertaining thanks to a sectional sofa, clever use of rugs and mismatched grouping of tables.
As a personal retreat or for entertaining, the outdoor areas of this Arizona home offer an inspired living space. Framed by the mountain views and lush desert landscape, the double negative edged pool and spa are the perfect spot to relax. Flower beds inset into the patio offer color and life to the space.
A gold buddha sculpture makes a statement in this dramatically lit pool house and bar. Part of Miami Beach's Terra Veritatis estate, the pool house is one of numerous entertaining spaces in and around the luxurious, 18,000-square-foot property.
On the lake side of this newly renovated home, designers incorporated a patio into the home's entertainment space. The large back patio space includes a dining table with an umbrella, making the space usable even on sunny and drizzly days, as well as a lounge area with a view of the lake. Leading off from the patio, a landscaped walkway gives the homeowners safe passage to the lake below.
Swimming Pool: Classic Revival in Belvedere, Calif.
The backyard swimming pool, in gorgeous teal-colored tile, is a nod to the lush green landscape and majestic blue water that surround the home. A vine-covered pergola is situated beside the pool for shade on hot summer days.
Contemporary Swimming Pool With Waterfall at Night
This contemporary infinity pool boasts a waterfall feature, making it appear as though the pool water is falling over the cliff into the lake below. The large, covered patio suits indoor-outdoor living with an outdoor kitchen and sliding glass doors.