As seen on HGTV's "Flipping the Block," sisters Shauna Williams and Anicka Marshall opted for a mix of artificial turf and teak parquet tiles on their patio for a lush, low-maintenance outdoor experience.
Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.
The homeowners, guests and pets can relax on outdoor furniture accented by throw pillows within the shady seclusion of a tall, wood privacy fence. The homeowner had a vision for transforming the space, which was already partially enclosed by a fence and concrete wall, into an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings.
This lush suburban backyard includes a hand-laid gray brick paver and terra-cotta brick walkway, ornamental grasses, evergreen foliage and perennials. A wooden privacy fence, gray stone wall and fast growing privacy shrubs surround the garden.
The rear facade of this Brooklyn townhouse is painted all-black, a bold decision that lends drama to the traditional structure. A bricked terrace adds to the home's livable space, while a tall fence provides privacy.
Dining alfresco can be as elegant as indoor dinner parties, especially with a space as chic as this rustic outdoor kitchen and dining area. Blue stone tile grounds the space, while distressed Douglas fir beams on the ceiling and knotty cedar cabinets in the adjacent kitchen give the space a true Old World feel.
This once small, plain yard is transformed into a flowing garden for entertaining by host Jaime Durie of The Outdoor Room. A hot tub sits in the corner, while built-in bench seating surrounds a fire pit.