This backyard retreat provides plenty of opportunities to entertain friends and family. Plantings bring on the color and help to soften the hardscape. Originally the space offered a large paver patio, block retaining walls, a small deck and lots of lawn. Obstacles to creating this backyard oasis included two septic systems, a well, drainage problems and grade issues.
This urban bungalow leads out to a welcoming, contemporary backyard. The covered patio area has a picnic table and benches for dining outside, while a gravel patio defines the cool blue fireplace and sleek armchairs.
Designers wanted to create an oasis in this backyard, so they imported a palm tree from Miami for a tropical, summer feel. Then, the planting beds were layered with tons of texture and color to complement the outdoor space.
The backyard to this home is an oasis in and of itself. The foliage in this outdoor space was planted to create the illusion of a lush rainforest, and the furniture is build from materials and textures that help create that ambiance. Canvas and wicker combine to make the space feel casual and inviting, while wood and stone tile bring warmth and texture to the space. All of these elements combine to create an ode to the dense jungle that inspired this design.
The long and narrow backyard is divided into separate living areas, making the most of its limited space. A walkway connects the outdoor room to the fire pit lounge and elevated hot tub. A purple fence and lush landscaping color it a private retreat.
This pool begins with an entrance near the house and includes waterfalls and a spa, visible from inside the home. Sizable plantings of Leyland cypress, cedars and palms help provide enclosure and privacy for the outside. The best part about this pool however, is the outdoor kitchen.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, John and Anthony have brought in soft patio furniture from Home Depot, bright colored pillows and accessories from West Elm, and curtains from Berkensteins NYC have turned this cold backyard space into a warm, inviting, modern space that makes you want to feel comfortable and relax in the outdoors.
Homeowners Mike and Apryl really like the smell of a wood fire so the fire pit fits the bill. Paired with rustic rocking chairs, the stone fire pit adds warmth to the backyard oasis featured on HGTV's Yard Crashers.