With such a versatile outdoor spaces comes the need for versatile furniture selections. Thus, the designers chose a reclaimed wood sideboard that can easily become a food serving station or double as storage for the kids' arts-and-crafts supplies.
Four cushioned lounge chairs line the far edge of the pool, with two umbrellas overhead to add a touch of shade. Meanwhile, hydrangea bushes and other eye-catching plants form a natural backdrop that smells just as wonderful as it looks.
Two neglected yurts on this 106-acre Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch were converted from neglected storage spaces into glamorous outdoor retreats. Custom canvas walls provide privacy and protection from the elements, while a reclaimed-wood washstand and shower make for comfortable, convenient outdoor living.
This breezy covered patio is high on style and function. The roof offers protection from the Texas summer sun, while a fireplace provides warmth even in winter, turning the patio into a year-round space. A mounted TV creates a great spot for game watching and adds to the home's outdoor entertainment options.
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.
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.
Sitting outside becomes even more enjoyable thanks to a stone fireplace, cushioned chairs and an outdoor kitchen. A pergola encloses the patio and so creates a sense of privacy, while a rustic rock wall complements the home's mountain surroundings.
Everything about this gorgeous backyard, patio and pool was designed to evoke the East Coast's Hamptons. Pergolas provide poolside shade, while cozy furnishings and blue accents infuse the outdoors with a style all their own.
Covered Patio With Vaulted Wood Ceiling and Fireplace
A vaulted wood ceiling and rough-hewn mantel add a distinctly rustic flair to this covered patio. The neutral patio has a unique style thanks to a mix of rustic and industrial components, including the metal-and-wood dining table.