Privacy plants are an attractive solution for over-exposed decks and patios, but it can take a long time for them to mature. Design firm Eco Minded Solutions recommends planting fast-growing trees like the Emerald Green Thuja, which can grow up to five feet per year.
Brown wicker chairs are placed along a black countertop, creating a stylish yet casual outdoor dining setting. Wood tiles transition the patio to the pebbled section with natural rock water fountains. A collection of succulents adds color and texture to finish the design.
A white cinderblock border frames the stainless steel outline of this rectangular outdoor fireplace. The open layout allows the flames to be viewed from the patio or the opposite side. The structure connects to a built in stainless steel grill for a functional and stylish cooking area.
Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home. This thoughtfully designed backyard is an excellent example. Here, a Douglas fir pergola provides structure over the back patio, while the composite decking connects the entries of the house acting as an outdoor hallway.