Inspired by Spanish and Mexican design, this Dallas, Tex., home was made for entertaining large crowds and small family gatherings. The backyard pool is surrounded by curvy patios, lush plantings and a rock water feature, all which blend seamlessly together to create a restful retreat.
This backyard sanctuary was designed to be a peaceful retreat as well as the perfect spot for entertaining. A small cedar pergola provides shade, while tempered glass panels offer privacy. A grill, small outdoor refrigerator, and sink and concrete countertops make meal prep a breeze.
An infinity-edge pool and elevated hot tub provide a spot of vivid color in this neutral, contemporary backyard. Blue lighting and glass tile adds drama to the space, and tiered walkways lead to comfortable spots for lounging, dining and relaxing at this luxurious, lakeside retreat.
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.
With a private pool, pavilion and tropical garden, this lush backyard designed by Carl Gilley becomes a serene retreat in the backcountry of the Florida Keys. Two canals nearby give the owners a safe space to stow their boat and provide a clear route to the ocean.
A favorite spot to escape the Texas heat, this backyard retreat is fun and eclectic. The design team used a retro yellow-and-white umbrella near the pool that brings a burst of bright color. Modern chaises extend right into the water, with a functional side table perched between.
With its bistro lights, hydrangea bushes and views of the balcony above, this patio becomes a romantic retreat right in the owners' backyard. Here, a traditional wood table and set of chairs encourage dining al fresco, while the formal sitting area waits at the ready for drinks.
You can create a private backyard oasis with a design like this one from MOSAIC Group which includes a spa pool, courtyard, built-in chimney/grill area and dual purpose pressure-treated pine deck. PTP decks have a light hue when first installed but will turn gray with weathering and sun exposure over time. To maintain the original color, you can use semi-transparent stains, opaque stains or transparent sealers on PTP.
This backyard renovation included the installation of a 100-foot stream down one side of the property and landscaping meant to give the feeling of a woodland escape. Says HGTV fan lross7577, "We don't have to travel far from our suburban home outside the city of Minneapolis to get a wonderful cabin retreat experience. We just walk out our back door."
The master bedroom suite of this Encino, California home is now a cool retreat at one end of the home with a lavishly remodeled bathroom and easy access to the backyard swimming pool. Rustic touches like the large area rug compliment the home's California-modern design style and set off the austere marble of the soaking tub, floor and wall tiles in the master bath.