Transitional Gray Home Exterior With Spacious Back Porch
Lighted gray stairs lead from the backyard to a spacious porch. A white pergola stretches over a bar and seating area. A fire pit is situated on the other side of the porch with cushioned seating for cozy outdoor nights.
Inspired by the laid-back Southern lifestyle, the back deck of the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., provides enough space to entertain and enjoy sunsets. The dining and grill station are visible from the great room and kitchen.
The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.
Set in the corner of this entertaining backyard oasis, the spa-like hot tub invites visitors to relax. Accessible via a stone walkway over the pool, or an elevated lounge area, the hot tub provides a view of the entire backyard and is framed by tall walls for privacy. A cut-out recessed wall behind the hot tub provides the perfect place to set candles or other decorative elements.
Lavishly Landscaped Backyard With Patio and Fire Pit
Natural boulders and polished stone walkways weave to the various seating areas in this gorgeous backyard. Beautiful plant textures and colors pair with contrasting stones to create a natural wonderland. Brown wicker chairs surround a stone fire pit for cool nights, while matching lounge chairs are perfect for warm afternoons.
The deep rich tones and realistic grain patterns of Fiberon ProTect Advantage Chestnut decking mimic today’s popular indoor hardwood looks, extending your living space into the great outdoors. There’s plenty of room on this composite deck to kick back and relax, or host the neighbors near the fire feature.
Surrounded by lush greenery and trees, this outdoor living area is perfect for entertaining. A pair of sleek chairs and comfortable sofa combine for a cozy seating area, while wicker armchairs and contemporary chairs surround a galvanized metal table for dining al fresco.
Outdoor Dining Area on Porch With Coffered Ceiling
A true extension of indoor living, this outdoor living and dining space boasts a bar, stained wood coffered ceilings and candle chandeliers. The long dining table lends itself perfectly to entertaining.
Backyard Swimming Pool With Teak Patio Lounge Chairs
Thanks to a thick wall of trees and shrubs, this swimming pool and patio enjoys complete privacy. Flagstone gives dimension to the patio and has a more natural look than concrete. Teak lounge chairs offer respite from the sun or serve as the perfect spot to tan.
With a grilling station, dining set, sitting area and a long grassy lawn, this multi-purpose backyard has something for everyone. By moving the cooking space to the lower patio, the Barbour Spangle Design team ensured that the adults could easily chat while keeping an eye on the kiddos.
Contemporary brown wicker furniture creates a chic outdoor seating area on this concrete patio. Neutral cushions ensure the seating is comfortable, and yellow patterned pillows add a fun splash of color. Lush foliage plants surround the seating area, making the space feel quaint and cozy.
Angled off the back of the house to make optimum use of the sloped lot, this crisp white deck and patio with fire pit create a two-tier hub for outdoor living. The white hue blends with the home's rear facade so as not to stop the eye.
A Verdant Lawn Adds Color To a Stony Backyard Landscape
An existing stonework pathway and seating area is buffeted by natural border features including a backyard lawn and sloping tiers of curved stonework walls which add fluidity to the property's borders while adding depth to an elevated garden. Complementing the borders are the arced lines of an inlaid stone fire pit and bench.