The landscape design of this backyard uses multiple levels to make full use of the outdoor space. Here, a patio is home to the dining table, while a deck just below it makes a cozy sitting area with a fire bowl and chairs.
Minimal walls and railings keep the vistas around this home's outdoor areas on full display. The covered patio is large enough to accommodate a sitting and dining area with a grand fireplace for warmth.
A series of patios, decks and terraces wrap around the back of this home, giving the outdoor space a sense of dimension. This terrace is dedicated to a square fire pit. The accompanying adirondack chairs look refreshingly modern in slate gray and a scaled-down size.
While sealers mainly darken a concrete patio's appearance and paints turn the surface completely opaque, stains offer a middle ground with a variety of colorful tones and textures dependent upon application. They come in two types: acid-based chemical and water-based acrylic. Both will permanently apply color to your concrete patio.
Fun details fill the house with personality, like the rope swing and fireplace on this covered porch and the round porthole-style window in the nearby library. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Outdoor Dining Space: High Style Meets Function in Dallas
The home features a spacious patio with multiple seating areas, one being this outdoor dining spot with a rustic picnic-style table. Geometric pendants hang above the table, adding a contrasting punch of modern style.