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Stiles & Sowers
Example of a tuscan backyard l-shaped hot tub design in Miami
Pool Cabana
Pool Cabana
Nyhus Design Group
Designed to compliment the existing single story home in a densely wooded setting, this Pool Cabana serves as outdoor kitchen, dining, bar, bathroom/changing room, and storage. Photos by Ross Pushinaitus.
Updating the Existing
Updating the Existing
Marilyn's Dreamscapes L.L.C.
Inspiration for a traditional shade stone garden path in Chicago.
Outdoor Grills
Outdoor Grills
CAPITOL HARDSCAPES
Custom Outdoor Kitchen with High end Lynx Grill, Granite Countertop, Outdoor Refrigerator, Warming Drawer Outoor sink. The floor is Travertine installed to a French pattern
Tudor Revival backyard lakefront landscape design
Tudor Revival backyard lakefront landscape design
Earthwise Horticultural Services
Scott Simpson Large scale project began with the natural stone English style garden on the island with a water fountain as a central feature. The backyard was terraced to provide a more even surface for weekend sports with the children. The terracing was framed near the house with a 3 foot deep channel that will hold koi. On one side is a fire pit with amphitheater style seating and the other side opens up for the koi. There is an edible garden and butterfly garden as well. The entrance is punctuated with a large 10 foot diameter fountain. The entire landscape is on automated lighting with underwater lighting as well.
Gooch Residence
Gooch Residence
Jacobsen Architecture, LLC
Inspiration for a landscaping in DC Metro.
Cozy Outdoor Living Room
Cozy Outdoor Living Room
Peters Billiards
The Club Woven by Summer Classics is the resin version of the aluminum Club Collection. Executed in durable woven wrought aluminum it is ideal for any outdoor space. Club Woven is hand woven in exclusive N-dura resin polyethylene in Oyster. French Linen, or Mahogany. The comfort of Club with the classic look and durability of resin will be perfect for any outdoor space.
Elizabethan Manor House - Wadia Associates, Design + Build
Elizabethan Manor House - Wadia Associates, Design + Build
Wadia Associates
Inspiration for a traditional front yard landscaping in New York.
Intimate Courtyard, Pond and Stream
Intimate Courtyard, Pond and Stream
Daryl Toby - AguaFina Gardens International
This is an example of a traditional stone landscaping in Detroit.
Palo Alto Contemporary Retreat
Palo Alto Contemporary Retreat
Boxleaf Design, Inc.
Meg Messina Photography
Patio - mid-sized contemporary backyard concrete paver patio idea in San Francisco with a pergola
Carmel House
Carmel House
Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.
Lepere Studio
Inspiration for a mediterranean backyard stone and wood fence landscaping in Other.
Decks
Decks
American Deck and Patio
Craig Westerman
Example of a large classic backyard mixed material railing deck design in Baltimore with a roof extension
Schiff Patio
Schiff Patio
Design Platform
Modern outdoor patio expansion. Indoor-Outdoor Living and Dining. Poured concrete walls, steel posts, bluestain pine ceilings, skylights, standing seam metal roof, firepit, and modern landscaping. Photo by Jess Blackwell
Sammamish Outdoor Living
Sammamish Outdoor Living
Urban Oasis Design & Construction LLC
Our clients wanted to create a backyard that would grow with their young family as well as with their extended family and friends. Entertaining was a huge priority! This family-focused backyard was designed to equally accommodate play and outdoor living/entertaining. The outdoor living spaces needed to accommodate a large number of people – adults and kids. Urban Oasis designed a deck off the back door so that the kitchen could be 36” height, with a bar along the outside edge at 42” for overflow seating. The interior space is approximate 600 sf and accommodates both a large dining table and a comfortable couch and chair set. The fire pit patio includes a seat wall for overflow seating around the fire feature (which doubles as a retaining wall) with ample room for chairs. The artificial turf lawn is spacious enough to accommodate a trampoline and other childhood favorites. Down the road, this area could be used for bocce or other lawn games. The concept is to leave all spaces large enough to be programmed in different ways as the family’s needs change. A steep slope presents itself to the yard and is a focal point. Planting a variety of colors and textures mixed among a few key existing trees changed this eyesore into a beautifully planted amenity for the property. Jimmy White Photography
Asian Landscape
Asian Landscape
Inspiration for an asian landscaping in Other.
Keowee Springs Retreat
Keowee Springs Retreat
Gabriel Builders Inc.
Will Keown
Mountain style porch photo in Other
Cedar Deck
Cedar Deck
Artistic Concrete Surfaces
Lindsey Denny
Example of a large trendy backyard deck design in Kansas City with a fire pit and no cover
Rustic Landscape
Rustic Landscape
Outdoor Dreams
Patio - mid-sized rustic backyard concrete paver patio idea in Richmond with a fire pit and no cover
Portfolio
Portfolio
Outdoor Kitchen, Pool & Pavers
Inspiration for a mid-sized mediterranean backyard stamped concrete patio kitchen remodel in Tampa with a pergola
Seaford
Seaford
Log Homes of America
Roger Wade - Photography M & R Services - Builder
This is an example of a rustic porch design in Charlotte.
Even though outdoor spaces are often overlooked, yard renovations and redesigns frequently pack the biggest punch. Your outdoor living area is your first chance to inspire and make an impression on neighbors and guests, so sprucing it up can give your blah house a much-needed boost. When browsing outdoor decorating ideas and remodel inspiration, keep in mind the following advice to make the most out your great outdoors:

Because such dramatic changes can cost a pretty penny, it’s important to carefully consider all outdoor ideas before delving in. Set your budget ahead of time, and work carefully with your designer to make sure you stick to it. Research materials and landscaping techniques that are appropriate for your location and style, and don't forget add the plan for the final touches, like outdoor decor and furniture, to complete the space.

What are my outdoor design options?


When making changes to your front yard or backyard, be sure to consider what makes sense for your home and the local weather. For those in dry desert climates, avoid water-thirsty grass and opt for less-thirsty alternatives, then invest in a pool that will keep you and the neighbors cool in the heat. For more mild climates, a pool may not be the most practical of outdoor ideas, but a hot tub or unique water feature could be just the right element for you. On top of thinking about climate, consider maintenance as well. If you have the time and energy to work outdoors every weekend, a flower or vegetable garden would be a worthy investment. If all that effort isn't in your future, consider a nice rock garden, pond or intricate hardscaping instead. Finally, think about what works for your family. Some plants and flowers are poisonous for pets, and kids should have plenty of space to run around and play with friends, whether it be grass or pavement. Ultimately, yards should act as outdoor rooms, so plan them that way.

How do I create an outdoor room?


During the summer, your outdoor designs become key for entertaining and should flow like an extension of your indoor space. With a few key components, your patio, porch or deck can easily be turned into an entertainment haven; after all, when the weather is nice, most people don't want to be stuck indoors. To make your outdoor living space really feel like part of the house, create an outdoor kitchen, complete a grill, prep station, countertop and mini fridge. To become the neighborhood party house, you should also invest in a fire pit and hot tub, which are both great outdoor ideas for those cooler nights.

If expensive renovations are out of your reach, new outdoor furniture and accessories are great for a cheap yet effective end result. A typical concrete patio or front porch can get a major makeover by simply implementing a few easy outdoor decorating ideas, such as new furniture cushions and string lighting, or some brightly colored pots and accent statues. Take a look at a variety of pictures and outdoor design ideas to draw inspiration for your own space.

Whether you want inspiration for planning an outdoor renovation or are building a designer outdoor from scratch, Houzz has 2,010,174 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Earthwise Horticultural Services and Artistic Concrete Surfaces. Look through outdoor pictures in different colors and styles and when you find an outdoor design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful outdoor photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.