The backyard of this traditional home boasts a beautifully landscaped area with trees, bushes and large planters filled with colorful flowers. The lawn and pergola provide the perfect outdoor entertaining space.
The exterior of this home is as geared toward entertaining as the interior. A beautifully manicured and landscaped yard gives way to a luxurious patio entertainment space that overlooks the pool, creating the perfect space for entertaining friends and family.
Originally, this historic home's backyard contained a swimming pool that was damaged beyond repair, so after filling in the pool, homeowners wanted a fresh, new look. Designers helped the homeowners come up with a color concept, and began work on their New Modern design by defining entertainment spaces. In one corner, a custom barbecue pit with a concrete island makes the space perfect for grilling. In another, an intimate conversation corner welcomes guests. A putting green is the focal point of the space, but the central living space is this elegant sitting area created from sustainable furniture that matches the couple's eco-friendly lifestyle.
Contemporary meets warmth and comfort in this open living space. Stone floors create a flow from the sunny yellow entry into the inviting living room. Shades of yellow, gold and brown are repeated throughout both spaces to create a cohesive look.
As seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room, Chip Wade and his team designed a space where the Zappas could gather and entertain as a family. The space is complete with a dining area and multiple relaxation areas, as well as space for playing with the life-size chess board.
A raised deck next to a house can be used to extend the indoor and outdoor space in a home. This backyard space kept the deck one level to create one large space, from the sliding doors to the open-air porch and into the backyard. To make your home feel more like a resort, make sure the pool can been seen from the moment you walk through the front.
Landscape architect J.R. Kramer knew that the sideyard was a great spot for a small fire pit. Here, four wood chairs circle the feature and invite the owners and their friends to take in the beauty of their surroundings.
A full bar sits just off the family room and beside the wine cellar form the perfect spot for relaxing and entertaining friends with a cocktail. Wood plank on the walls and ceiling create a cozy, rustic atmosphere.
As part of the Pearson home transformation in Atlanta, Georgia, licensed contractor Chip Wade designed a custom wood couch on a track that allows for moving the couch from indoor to outdoor. This seating option allows for either space to be a place to relax. The Pearson home renovation also included a fire pit, lounging areas, a grill area and game lawn, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
In the rear of this modern home contains a waterfall that separates the upper and lower levels of the entertainment space. On the upper level, two dining spaces, an outdoor kitchen and a bar give the homeowners tons of usable space, while the lower level contains a pool.
To complete the seamless indoor/outdoor lounging and entertainment space, designers added three six foot wide sliding glass doors that disappear into the wall when opened. This allows for the family to enjoy both their indoor and outdoor spaces simultaneously.
From the dining room, there is a clear line of sight into the kitchen and the living room. This allows for whomever is enjoying time in one room to still remain a part of whatever is going on in the rest of the space, helping to maximize this home's entertaining space.
Having an outdoor entertaining space was important to the homeowners, so designers included a large back patio with outdoor dining area into the home's design. With accessibility to the home from sliding glass doors from the kitchen and indoor dining area, this space allows the homeowners to easily entertain and enjoy time with friends and family in an al fresco setting.
With two dining tables, seating for ten and a swimming pool, this tiny home has huge potential for entertaining outdoors. Located just outside the home's kitchen and living room, this space serves as a continuation of the home's smaller eat-in kitchen.