Take advantage of a privacy screen or wall separating your patio from neighbors. Hang lanterns, which can cast a glow at night without taking up floor or table space on a patio. Thrift shop for used wire lanterns or globes, spray paint then any shot of color you desire and add candles. A hanging glass lantern project is one that even beginner DIYers can handle.
The perfectly overgrown landscaping of this cozy cottage pays homage to the fact that the space was once a garden shed. It has since been remodeled into a beautiful, quaint guest space with a small deck and breakfast table, two side patios and French doors on all four sides of the cabin to allow direct access to each of the outdoor spaces.
A classic car shines in the driveway of this modern home. A full wall of windows highlights the brightness of the home's indoor lighting. Natural rock beds and a short privacy wall add texture to the home's smooth finishes and flat yard.
This home would fit in perfectly anywhere in the South, but is actually located in the suburbs of San Francisco. The owners of the custom-designed residence both have Southern roots and wanted a house for their family that felt familiar.
This home exterior looks great in the evening light thanks to an expansive wall of windows that also affords residents a great view. The exterior includes wood siding, stone and glass to complement the look of the surrounding mountain landscape.