Outdoor living spaces deserve sophisticated features, too, like this stone fireplace with decorative columns in relief. A dark stained wood pergola provides a cozy space for outdoor dining by the pool and fire.
Just off the outdoor dining area is a comfortable living area for the family. Two plush lounge chairs and a matching sofa in front of the fire place offer plenty of seating for the family, while end tables give them a place to set food and drinks. The wood burning fireplace gives off tons of heat to allow the family use of the space, even in the chilly evenings. The chimney also serves the secondary purpose of hiding wiring for the flat screen television that, when needed, will allow the family to watch the big game or movies any time they please.
Instead of piling logs along the side of your house for all to see, slide them under a bench with built-in storage, like this DIY design from Lowe's. Positioned near your fire pit or outdoor oven, the seat gives easy access to fuel when it's time to stoke the fire.
Warm, sand-colored stones stretch from the living area to the open kitchen, making the two spaces feel cohesive. With a wood-burning pizza oven and stainless grill at their fingertips, the owners will have no problem entertaining visitors.
Integrating nature with your outdoor deck design enhances any entertainment space and here is a novel approach from Urrutia Design that combines trees, potted plants and shade features with Ipe wood, locally made bricks, Redwood balusters and a fire pit.
It's amazing to think that this contemporary outdoor space was once a forgotten unused area. The design firm, A Blade of Grass, kept some existing materials, including the wood decking. The existing fence was updated with horizontal cedar cladding, which provided a clean, uniform backdrop. Garden stools also are an affordable, bold accent for a patio.
This outdoor kitchen rivals the grandest indoor ones with its chef-grade cooktop grill, oven, fridge and more. Mediterranean tiles add pretty color and a wood ceiling keeps the space safe from weather.
Bright orange chairs are bold statement pieces in this French country-inspired backyard. A wood pergola houses an outdoor dining area and effortlessly flows into a sitting area with white patio furniture and stone fire pit.
A casual wood dining table with eight chairs provides the perfect place for outdoor dining with friends and family. The covered transitional-style patio also features a cozy sitting area nearby with a fire pit for guests to enjoy before or after dinner.
The mirror surface of the pool reflects the ambiance of an evening under the open ramada. The sleek fire pit is surrounded by modern armchairs, while a geometric light fixture hangs over the natural wood dining table and chairs.
This home features a detailed terrace that connects the indoor space to the outdoor space. Glass walls put the indoor dining room in view, creating symmetry between the spaces. The terrace includes a custom pergola, wood fire feature, grilling table and raised herb planter.
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.