Playful and contemporary, this backyard from HGTV's Going Yard is the perfect place for kids and adults. A teeter-totter is a fun element for kids, while a streamlined raised deck has an elegant dining area.
Limit your exposure to nosy neighbors by getting creative with privacy provisions. Shrubs in planters (that you can take with you when you move) are a smart solution that architect Carolyn Trevor used in this lovely dining deck. “The formal evergreen topiary softens the edges and creates a pleasing backdrop whilst affording some privacy for the occupants. It’s an efficient way of enclosing the deck and also providing a natural balustrade — without losing entertainment space. The architectural quality of the planting is also greatly enhanced when lit up at night,” she says.
Inspired by the laid-back Southern lifestyle, the back deck of HGTV Smart Home 2014 provides enough space to entertain and enjoy Nashville sunsets. A mix of wood and metal not only adds visual interest, but also is a smart choice for lasting outdoor furniture.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic building on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The space features a dining area shaded by a cedar wood pergola, as well as multiple seating areas. Overlooking a gorgeous view, this deck is perfect for hosting parties and entertaining.
The owners of this residence wanted their roof deck to have a fully-functioning dining area and room for entertaining and hanging out. The dining space fits conveniently underneath a ceiling and has a grill and butler's pantry.
One of the challenges in this roof deck makeover was working with the narrow space. Designers opted for a built-in bench on one side of the dining table, instead of chairs which need more room to pull out.
The backyard is transformed by host Jaime Durie of The Outdoor Room with a deck across the entire back of the home. French doors lead out to a pair of benches that step down to the yard, while the other side features a dining table under a pergola for a shaded spot to eat.