HGTV's Great Rooms transformed this enclosed patio into a bonafide backyard complete with astroturf, potted plants and topiaries. A tropical outdoor bar cozies up to the grill, while seating comes in many shapes and sizes: woven floor cushions, a hammock or an extra-long outdoor sectional.
Designer Meg Caswell designs a contemporary urban oasis in her backyard patio. Furnishings, including an oversized sectional and hammock, provide cozy spots to relax, while an Indian oxcart is used as a one-of-a-kind coffee table and surrounded by comfy pillows for seating.
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.
A contemporary rustic sunroom in Atlanta has iron windows and doors leading to a patio and garden. When Nancy Hooff of Carter Kay Interiors, bought the house, the sunroom was basically an enclosed patio with sliding glass doors and three sides of full glass panes.
By tearing down the wall originally separating the kitchen from the rest of the home, the resulting design configuration creates a casual yet charming café-like atmosphere. The kitchen flows seamlessly to the dining area and out to the adjacent enclosed patio for a great entertainment space.
A sleek black sectional pairs with a matching black sofa, creating ample seating on this contemporary patio. A metal railing encloses the patio, and a clean-lined coffee table provides plenty of room for cocktails.
Sitting outside becomes even more enjoyable thanks to a stone fireplace, cushioned chairs and an outdoor kitchen. A pergola encloses the patio and so creates a sense of privacy, while a rustic rock wall complements the home's mountain surroundings.
This Mediterranean outdoor patio is enclosed in a courtyard. There's a dining table and a rounded fireplace. Wrought iron dining chairs push the Spanish colonial look, and a pergola covered in grapes provide shade as well as character.