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Decorated Outdoor Space with Cedar Table and Turquoise Lanterns
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.
A water channel creates a visual axis from the entrance of the patio to the homeowner's prized Kaneko ceramic sculpture. The award-winning landscape design by Steve Martino brings a water feature to the land-locked Arizona property.
Instantly make your outdoor living room feel larger by outfitting adjacent spaces with furnishings in the same style and color scheme. While the covered area is meant for lounging and grilling out, the narrow area beside it has been designated for conversations in full sun.
Frame a small patio nicely with a lattice grill screen, which designers have custom made, but can be a DIY project. This screen project uses 4x4-foot posts to serve as an outdoor wall, define patio space and help hide plastic storage bins.
This stunning contemporary home has a neutral exterior with an abundance of windows that showcase a grand spiral staircase, chic living room and other indoor spaces. A narrow backyard water feature showcases black stone accents, while a covered porch area provides the ideal outdoor space for relaxing.
The covered outdoor kitchen means it’s always a good time to grill even if it’s a typical rainy Pacific Northwest day. An open seating area with roomy Adirondack chairs and coffee table keeps the focus on outdoor living.
Covered Patio: Lakefront Mediterranean in Austin, Texas
This covered patio — one of the home's many outdoor living areas — overlooks a breathtaking view of the infinity pool and lake beyond. Cozy cushioned seating ensures the space is fit for long nights of relaxation and conversation.
A well-lit landscape should have both functional and decorative light fixtures. In this outdoor space, wall sconces on the house provide adequate illumination for entertaining, while the garden fixtures and the lights strung through the trees bring a whimsical feel to the patio at night.
Taking a step back from the bench allows for a full view of the patio's circular pattern. By laying the brick in this way, the landscape architects further helped this outdoor space feel nestled in its natural surroundings.
HGTV House Hunters: Dining Out in a Polynesian Paradise
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters, there's plenty of fun to be had at this ocean-front home on the island of Honolulu, with its brightly colored dining space and low-maintenance blue-stone tiles. The house itself is constructed in a Polynesian style, complete with a thatched roof and other island amenities.
This fully decked-out outdoor living space takes what we love about a great room and brings it outside. A step away from the covered patio is an outdoor lounging area, creating a complete outdoor living and dining experience.