A teak handrail and horizontal cable rails fit in with the urban environment of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse garden and terrace space. It's part of an overall project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville, Va., which won an American Society of Landscape Designers award.
Black steel pickets contrast with the pressure-treated pine selected for a set of stairs extending from a screened back porch to the yard. Innovative Construction, based in Roswell, Ga., designed the outdoor living space and stairs.
Light wood deck combines with stone patio and stairs around a nature-inspired waterfall that mixes large boulders with soft greenery. Contemporary pendant lights hang above the outdoor kitchen area, which makes the outdoor space perfect for entertaining.
This cozy backyard features a custom stone fire pit surrounded by rattan outdoor chairs with soft green cushions. Boulder stairs in the background lead to a covered outdoor dining area, complete with a dining table and grill.
When creating patio steps and stairs, you'll need to consider the type of texture and appearance that fit your home's architectural style and your design preferences. This outdoor space in the midwestern U.S. uses Belgard's Urbana pavers, which have the look of chiseled stone.
Two sets of French doors connect the great room to the back deck in this rustic home, which is elevated 10 feet above ground level and boasts stellar views of marshland. Walls of glass blur the line between inside and out. Great-room trusses, visible from the back deck, take on added drama once night falls.
Steel mixes with stone and wood for a rustic meets contemporary outdoor space. A sleek pergola provides shade over the raised deck, while streamlined stairs lead down to backyard and swimming pool area. Well-planned landscaping creates an organic yet sculptural design that seamlessly blends all the outdoor areas.
Easily maintained landscaping and hardscaping creates a serene green space within this cottage garden. A wooden bench is tucked beside a stone accent wall, while a pair of Adirondack chairs are perched on the raised patio.