As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Melissa and Mahdi repainted the street side office balcony from the outdated, faded green to a fresh coastal green and added new deck furniture at the renovated Coastal Calm condo. (after 197)
A step outside the blue French doors leads to the front patio at this California beach home. White cushioned swivel chairs and a built-in corner bench surround the ground-level fire pit, and a large dining table with wire chairs creates an outdoor dining space. Plants border the yard, adding natural life and color.
Black roofing provides contrast against this beach cottage's white exterior. As night falls, the home's warm interior light floods outside. French doors open up to a large front patio surrounded by a low privacy wall.
The front patio was designed for breaking bread with friends and enjoying views of the garden. A long wooden table centers the space, with a buffet that keeps dishes within easy reach, while a black accent wall adds a touch of intrigue.
A simple facade and landscaped patio make this Spanish-style home elegant and inviting. The stucco exterior feels uninterrupted thanks to deeply recessed doors and windows. A small balcony with a potted plant overlooks the front yard, while the garage doors are inconspicuous and stylish.
Contemporary-style sofas, upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric, feature aluminum frames and synthetic wicker bases — both recyclable. Two cube-shaped, industrial-style coffee tables were handcrafted from sustainable wood by carpenter David Brown. The yellow chairs provide a nice contrast against the black and white patterned pillows and add pops of color against the brick floor and accent landscaping wall.
The orientation of this home on the property demands two paths to the front door: one from the drive and another from the street. Steppers lead through a small opening between large spruce trees and across a series of three thermal granite bridges to a formal granite patio, complete with welcoming seating.
The HGTV Green Home 2011's front patio, clad in permeable pavers and buffered by conifers, offers a cozy conversation area. An outdoor gas fireplace, faced in thin-set brick, provides both warmth and ambiance. Emerald green arborvitae surround this patio, providing privacy and shade.