A simple stone covers the back patio and pool area to keep it cool when the summer sun shines directly on it. Plenty of sitting and dining areas allow for taking in the seascape views while soaking up the sun or having a meal.
A comfortable outdoor room creates additional living space for this glam, transitional home. A wall-size sliding glass door connects the indoors and outdoors, adding convenience and relaxed style to the space.
An expansive outdoor patio on this transitional beachside home features fully retracting doors that create one space between the interior and exterior. Low chaise longues offer a great spot for reading a good book and enjoying the ocean views, while C-shaped side tables provide a handy spot for a drink.
Modular-style furnishings are made more traditional when crafted of wicker-like material. The gorgeous sea-blue furniture cushions and matching stemware is a delightful touch, while the ottoman serves double duty as a table with the addition of the simple silver tray.
Covered Patio With Vaulted Wood Ceiling and Fireplace
A vaulted wood ceiling and rough-hewn mantel add a distinctly rustic flair to this covered patio. The neutral patio has a unique style thanks to a mix of rustic and industrial components, including the metal-and-wood dining table.
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.
Transitional Covered Patio With Seating Area and Fire Pit
This transitional covered patio features comfy outdoor furniture situated around a rectangular fire pit, creating a cozy place in which friends and family can hang out and socialize. The patio offers the perfect vantage point for watching matches on the adjacent tennis court.
When it comes to outdoor entertaining after dark ambient lighting adds sophistication to any get together. Sure, real candlelight is nice, but the convenience and safety of today’s programmable battery operated LED candles is hard to resist.
Comfortable wood chairs with white cushions surround a simple, round fire pit with a brick edge. Accent pillows with a neutral color scheme pick up the colors used in the patio to emphasize the design intent. A wood railing helps to frame the patio against it's natural backdrop of eucalyptus trees.
Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home. This thoughtfully designed backyard is an excellent example. Here, a Douglas fir pergola provides structure over the back patio, while the composite decking connects the entries of the house acting as an outdoor hallway.
The “V” pattern of the Fiberon Horizon Ipe boards creates an eye-catching floor design. Using the same composite boards as top rails provides a striking contrast to the white posts and visually connects the space. The wide flat top rail also doubles as table-top dining. Add in the outdoor kitchen, and this deck is sure to impress.
Spacious Transitional Patio With Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor drapery panels frame this spacious transitional patio perfectly and help soften the large hardscaped space. The pillows on the fireplace bench add comfort and texture while the curved candelabras help define the space and add a touch of elegance to this outdoor living room.
The key to making outdoor spaces feel warm and welcoming is layering them like indoor spaces. Any time you plan a space, large or small, try to incorporate low-maintenance plants and potted flowers into the mix along with carefree rugs that add color, pattern and texture.
A stacked stone surround on the hot tub ties in with stone pillars on the spacious patio of this Mediterranean-style home. The homeowners love to dine and entertain outdoors, so ample seating in a variety of styles creates a functional space they can use year-round.