Contemporary Wavy Deck With Built-in Lounge and Peek-a-Boo Planter
Two types of benches have been built into this outdoor deck, one on a stone wall and lined with cushions. The other bench is made of the same wood as the deck and lifted up to create a rift filled with shrubs.
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.
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.
Brick-Enclosed Patio with Gas Grill and Sitting Area
Weather is rarely an issue with this covered patio that features a comfy seating area in wicker and a large gas grill with range hood. This space projects an upscale look, but with its brick walls and floor, it is low maintenance and durable, providing for many months of outdoor enjoyment.
This rustic backyard deck features brown wood planks paired with natural accents, like the tree log that has been repurposed into a step. Vibrant red-orange furniture–– like the two armchairs and matching ottomans –– provides a comfy spot for outdoor relaxing.
Perfect for entertaining large parties, a built-in bench curves around the entire lower section of this deck. Planter boxes are integrated into the bench, bringing a touch of color to the space. A band of composite decking in a different shade visually separates the stacked stone fire pit area.
Covered Outdoor Area With Exposed Beam Ceiling and Marble Tile Floors
This inviting outdoor space features a Mediterranean vibe with its arched windows, exposed beam ceiling, columns and marble tile floors. A seating area with wicker furniture and a glass coffee table offers a place to sit, while striped and floral cushions add a finishing touch.
Inviting Outdoor Patio With Dining Area and Large Pergola
The pergola's beam construction and dark staining integrates visually with the new beams at the front entrance and perimeter of this renovated country house. Three sets of wood-trimmed French doors line the patio and lead the way to the indoor space.
Modern Home Exterior With Bright Orange Front Door
This modern home's brown, orange and white exterior color palette gives off a retro feel. A natural rock bed surrounds concrete pavers that lead to the bright orange front door. On the opposite end of the home, glass doors provide access to a covered patio with a small stone wall.