Inside, a gorgeous wet bar offers bar stools and air conditioning. But for a day on the beach, nothing beats this outdoor bar space. Retractable glass windows open up, allowing guests to remain outside and be served cold beverages while relaxing on outdoor stools.
This sizable backyard allows for plenty of entertaining space around the geometric pool with raised spa. The pool features a large wet deck, an elevated fountain and planter area, as well as a raised deck.
The polygon-shaped pool includes two mini waterfalls and a large wet deck for additional lounging space. Grass between the square pavers creates an intricate thatched design that mirrors the geometric shape of the pool.
A poolside daybed becomes an enchanting evening retreat with fire and lighting accents. In the foreground, a flagstone wet deck hosts a single flat top boulder protruding from the water providing an excellent space for statuary or a tabletop for beverages.
The basement in this Tampa Bay home is the perfect family-friendly game room. The multifunctional space features a comfortable TV-watching spot, a wet bar and pool table. Designer Don Sharp also designed the space to take advantage of the rear views and covered deck.
This modern red home features a curved black railing on the second floor deck. The first-floor patio includes a fire pit and an outdoor dining area. At upper left is an outdoor rain room, which allows residents to enjoy infrequent San Diego rains without getting wet.
A sweeping view can be yours if you opt for an open deck design like this one made of pressure-treated wood. Tip for DIY installation: If the wood is wet when first purchased, you can install the boards close together and the gaps will not be very wide when natural shrinkage occurs. If the wood is already dry, you need to leave some room between the boards so they can expand naturally over time.
Enjoy al fresco dining on this elevated, lakeside deck. After dining, relax on one of the swings. Many of the residential properties on this lake have a boat dock. The Houghtons bought two lots, making room for a boat dock AND a second "party deck" (this was their wish, in two words!). So HGID designed this as a floating lounge, literally - comfy upholstered seating areas with a huge TV, swimming dock (they're wake boarding fanatics) and wet bar complete with a kegerator (they're fanatical for beer). Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there.