Separating the hillside from the backyard patio, this concrete retaining wall incorporates a floating bench for outdoor seating. A chain-link fence is positioned above to the keep the space off-limits.
A marble tile walkway leads through the lush grass to this gorgeous fire pit area. Curved wicker benches with connected table space are topped with cream cushions and decorative throw pillows. The circular fire pit lights up the yard and bounces off the glass retaining wall.
Concrete tiles act as stepping stones leading down the side of this home into the backyard. Mulched planters create garden-like spaces in the landscaping. A rock and wood retaining wall features built-in bench seating at the bottom, softened with green and turquoise throw pillows.
Square concrete steps lead you into this quaint backyard space. A blue block planter features a water spill on one side while the floating wood bench adds better use of the limited square footage of the yard.
A simple and stylish wood frame surrounds the large french doors that open to connect the dining room to the patio. The light concrete patio floor creates a contrast against the rich wood tones of the door frame and the retaining wall. A dainty and decorative traditional sofa softens the design.
A modern grilling space by Word + Carr Design Group, complemented by purple and green foliage, intersects beauty and function. The wood and steel bench holds a smoker while the wood retaining wall adds refinement to the native vegetation of Austin, Texas, earning this structure the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in residential design category.
A concrete retaining wall creates a private feel around this cool, Bohemian patio. A planted yard extends above the wall for additional privacy and natural decor. Neutral tone fabrics and a collection of throw pillows create a calm environment perfect for relaxation.
A circular fire pit is constructed of white masonry that is identical to the home and the retaining wall that serves as the foundation of the floating cedar bench. By using the same material throughout all the home's architectural features, the backyard space gains continuity in its design as well as a connectedness to the home itself and the features of the front yard.
Vibrant colorful pillows and rugs bring this inviting patio space to life. A stone bench is built into the retaining wall which doubles as a privacy wall enclosing the cozy space. Wood furniture, plants and woven planters add beautiful natural texture to compliment the aesthetic.
This contemporary terrace features a sleek dining area with an orange-tinted dining table and orange bench seating. A planter wall runs along the high retaining wall behind the dining area, housing a multitude of beautiful plantings.
The use of concrete was essential for creating multi-purpose benches and retaining walls across the back and sides of the structure, which envelope the domineering Aura fireplace with a curved, centralized hearth.
This custom stone kitchen with built-in barbecue has enough counterspace for up to six adult guests. It extends into a low retaining wall, which helps protect the patio from rainwater runoff and provides extra bench-style seating.
Using a brick retaining wall and flagstone floor, the landscape architects carved out a patio in the owners' backyard. Two wooden benches, two rocking chairs and two Adirondacks bask in the view of White Rock Lake and the warmth from the fire pit.
A thick blue cushion and line of throw pillows soften this wood bench for a comfortable outdoor sitting space. Ceramic stands create a decorative coffee table set up, and a metal end table adds a rougher texture to the serene design. Landscape lighting bounces off the glass retaining wall for a glowing effect.
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Martha and Alex took the blank and bland area under the beach deck and converted it into a new shaded patio area with plenty of seating at the renovated Comfort Breeze condo. The wood bench at the perimeter also acts as a retaining wall to keep the sand out.
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Lucy and Daphney took the blank and bland area under the beach deck and converted it into a new shaded patio area with plenty of seating at the renovated Southwind condo. The wood bench at the perimeter also acts as a retaining wall to keep the sand out.