To help this outdoor space look more cohesive, the landscape architects continued the stone pavers from the upper deck to the lower patio. Meanwhile, touches of greenery enhance the yard's natural beauty.
With their children grown and living on their own, the owners of this property in Oregon were ready to transform their backyard into a fully functional outdoor space. At the top of their list? A custom gazebo with an open air kitchen.
Situated in a natural clearing of a large grove of aspen trees, this Wyoming home's landscape design makes the most of its wetlands and natural water courses. A breezeway connects the front drive, barn and main house.
Rustic Outdoor Space with Recycled Barn Doors and Brick
Reclaim the outdoor focal point with upcycled brick and barn doors. The biggest trick is to look for old barns, buildings and chimneys that aren't being used, suggests Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co., which worked with designer Tami Ramsey of Cloth & Kind on this project. Sometimes you can spot them from country roads. Approach the owner and offer to remove them if they will let you keep the material. You can get free materials and help someone remove a potential hazard from their property.
Outdoor Lounge With Diagonal Wooden Beam Structure
The elevated, diagonal ridge beam that projects out on the leading edge of the wooden structure posed a challenge for the design team. Custom steel connections and careful planning made the outdoor layout successful in creating a cozy lounge for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy.
When the weather's nice, the owners and their guests can head out to the custom deck. Here, a built-in bar makes room for snacks and drinks, while a jacuzzi encourages relaxation and casual conversation.