Blue glass tile adds drama and an instant water feature when placed on the back side of the infinity pool in this contemporary backyard. Lighting both indoors and out adds drama to this ideal space for entertaining.
Sliding doors open the living room up to a covered porch, connecting the spaces and blurring the line between indoors and out. Comfortable seating and ample greenery give the space a welcoming, homey atmosphere.
Like you would for your home's interior, consider color, texture and pattern when choosing floors for your outdoor spaces. A unique swirl of small rocks within a pattern of larger stones creates an interesting focal point for this patio.
A contemporary outdoor kitchen adds to the convenience and luxury of this California home's backyard retreat. Lighted steps lead down to a lakeside seating area, and various tiers and terraces include spots for lounging, dining and swimming in the infinity-edge pool.
A sleek covered patio features clean lines that are echoed in the geometric lines of the pool and the pavers interspersed with grass. The long dining table offers plenty of space for entertaining guests al fresco, while a petite pool house extends this home's indoor-outdoor connection.
A limestone deck leads to a striking infinity pool at this contemporary home in Mission Viejo, California. Lighted steps are convenient for users and add maximum drama for nighttime entertaining. An elevated hot tub becomes a focal point with its glass tile surround.
SPG Architects’ Casa Torcida, located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, features expansive terraces and a pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The operable glass walls enclosing the living spaces can be opened, erasing the separation between interior and exterior. SPG juxtaposed bright, tropical colors against the neutral palette of the building materials.
Who says the only shade-maker is a classic pergola? For a look that goes with your modern home’s style, follow Hidden Creek Landscaping’s lead and construct a sleek metal-roof pavilion to cover your grilling area.
A fire pit surrounded by seating creates a cozy spot to relax beside this breathtaking lakefront view. The infinity-edge pool and hot tub are surrounded by square glass tiles, which draw the eye and create a colorful focal point in the neutral space.