Sidle on up to the bar and watch the chef grill your supper on this super-sized outdoor entertainment area. A pergola painted white provides both shade and a nice contrast to leaves of any color, and a game pad ensures fun for all.
Set the tone for outdoor entertaining by using a mixture of fieldstone in different palettes. This home's round fire pit is part of an exquisite outdoor entertaining area with wicker seating from Summer Classics and cozy deep cushions that still has a rustic essence.
If you want to create an additional entertainment area that adjoins a backyard swimming pool, consider this intimate configuration of a private dining area with a built-in granite fireplace, pavers and a vine-covered pergola entrance by Hoffman Landscapes.
A wall of sliding glass doors opens fully and is concealed in a pocket of the wall to seamlessly connect this living area with the adjacent patio. Perfect for entertaining, the indoor-outdoor space allows guests to meander as they please.
On the lower patio, an outdoor kitchen and dining area was crated as an extension of the outdoor kitchen space. The styles and colors were chosen to complement the neutral, contemporary color palette of the home in order to create a cohesive design throughout the home's spaces.
This outdoor living space has three separate areas for entertaining and relaxing. An outdoor dining room with a fireplace for extra warmth is nestled under the brick canopy, while a bar area is off to the side-a perfect place for after dinner drinks. Finally, the stairs lead to a sunning station where homeowners can enjoy the sun's warm rays and catch a tan.
A round dining table offers space for additional guests and takes advantage of a covered area of the patio -- a perfect dining spot, even in the event of rain. A large lantern-style pendant light fits with the era of the home and matches sconce lighting near the exterior doors.