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Stylish Free-Standing Low Maintenance deck
Stylish Free-Standing Low Maintenance deck
Archadeck of Chicagoland
Stunning low maintenance deck in Frankfort, IL features TimberTech Decking in Silver Maple, Black TimberTech rails, and White AZEK trimmed posts. - Archadeck of Chicagoland
Smooth Pavers
Smooth Pavers
FireRock Building Materials
Example of a transitional backyard rectangular and concrete paver lap pool design in Birmingham
Larkspur White in Forest
Larkspur White in Forest
PatriARCH Architecture
View of entry, blue door,
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional backyard stone patio remodel in San Francisco with no cover
MANDEVILLE
MANDEVILLE
Shain Development Inc
Manolo Langis
Example of a classic backyard rectangular pool house design in Los Angeles
Outdoor Kitchen and pergola Project in South Florida
Outdoor Kitchen and pergola Project in South Florida
Luxapatio
A complete contemporary backyard project was taken to another level of design. This amazing backyard was completed in the beginning of 2013 in Weston, Florida. The project included an Outdoor Kitchen with equipment by Lynx, and finished with Emperador Light Marble and a Spanish stone on walls. Also, a 32” X 16” wooden pergola attached to the house with a customized wooden wall for the TV on a structured bench with the same finishes matching the Outdoor Kitchen. The project also consist of outdoor furniture by The Patio District, pool deck with gold travertine material, and an ivy wall with LED lights and custom construction with Black Absolute granite finish and grey stone on walls. For more information regarding this or any other of our outdoor projects please visit our website at www.luxapatio.com where you may also shop online. You can also visit our showroom located in the Doral Design District (3305 NW 79 Ave Miami FL. 33122) or contact us at 305-477-5141. URL http://www.luxapatio.com
Sofronas Residence
Sofronas Residence
Altera Landscape
Landscape Design: AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc. / Photography: Jeri Koegel
Example of a large trendy backyard stone and rectangular pool design in Orange County
Patio Arbors, Pergolas, Outdoor Fireplace, and Fire Pits
Patio Arbors, Pergolas, Outdoor Fireplace, and Fire Pits
Vision Scapes & Associates
Patio - mid-sized modern backyard concrete paver patio idea in San Francisco with a fire pit and no cover
New stone steps to pool
New stone steps to pool
Everett Garden Designs
©Melissa Clark Photography. All rights reserved.
Inspiration for a large transitional backyard rectangular and stone lap pool house remodel in DC Metro
Home Additions
Home Additions
Old Oak Homes, Inc.
Large elegant screened-in back porch photo in Chicago with decking and a roof extension
Little Horn Residence
Little Horn Residence
AquaTerra Outdoors
This late 70's ranch style home was recently renovated with a clean, modern twist on the ranch style architecture of the existing residence. AquaTerra was hired to create the entire outdoor environment including the new pool and spa. Similar to the renovated home, this aquatic environment was designed to take a traditional pool and gives it a clean, modern twist. The site proved to be perfect for a long, sweeping curved water feature that can be seen from all of the outdoor gathering spaces as well as many rooms inside the residence. This design draws people outside and allows them to explore all of the features of the pool and outdoor spaces. Features of this resort like outdoor environment include: -Play pool with two lounge areas with LED lit bubblers -Pebble Tec Pebble Sheen Luminous series pool finish -Lightstreams glass tile -spa with six custom copper Bobe water spillway scuppers -water feature wall with three custom copper Bobe water scuppers -Fully automated with Pentair Equipment -LED lighting throughout the pool and spa -Gathering space with automated fire pit -Lounge deck area -Synthetic turf between step pads and deck -Gourmet outdoor kitchen to meet all the entertaining needs. This outdoor environment cohesively brings the clean & modern finishes of the renovated home seamlessly to the outdoors to a pool and spa for play, exercise and relaxation. Photography: Daniel Driensky
Greenville Modern Residence
Greenville Modern Residence
Goggans Residential Architecture
Photography by Rebecca Lehde
Example of a large classic backyard patio design in Charleston with a fire pit and no cover
University Feb 2021
University Feb 2021
Twist Tours Real Estate and Portfolio Marketing
Transitional backyard custom-shaped hot tub photo in Austin
East Coast Traditional
East Coast Traditional
Fautt Homes
Outdoor living at its finest. Stained ceilings, rock mantle and bluestone flooring complement each other and provide durability in the weather.
Inspiration for a large coastal backyard stone patio kitchen remodel in San Francisco with a roof extension
Delray Beach - New Modern Waterfront Construction
Delray Beach - New Modern Waterfront Construction
REH Interiors | Restyle Home Staging
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard tile and rectangular pool remodel in Miami
Traditional Patio
Traditional Patio
Example of a mid-sized classic backyard stone patio design in Minneapolis with a roof extension and a fireplace
Covered Deck with Fireplace
Covered Deck with Fireplace
KNK Construction, LLC
BrandonCPhoto
Example of a large transitional backyard deck skirting design in Baltimore with a roof extension
Modern Straight Line Pool & Spa in Fort Lauderdale
Modern Straight Line Pool & Spa in Fort Lauderdale
Van Kirk & Sons Pools and Spas
This tranquil and relaxing pool and spa in Fort Lauderdale is the perfect backyard retreat! With deck jets, wood deck area and pergola area for lounging, it's the luxurious elegance you have been waiting for!
Nautica
Nautica
Hill Construction Company
Nothing evokes the spirit of the ocean more than unobstructed cliff side views of the Pacific and nautical décor. This custom home was built to entertain guests who can’t help but enjoy the pleasures of sunny days and the warmth and light of the unique fire wall into the night.
Lakeside Modern Luxury
Lakeside Modern Luxury
Keith Zars Pools
This beautiful, modern lakefront pool features a negative edge perfectly highlighting gorgeous sunset views over the lake water. An over-sized sun shelf with bubblers, negative edge spa, rain curtain in the gazebo, and two fire bowls create a stunning serene space.
Above The Grade Landscape Project Photos
Above The Grade Landscape Project Photos
Above The Grade Landscape
Above The Grade Landscape
Design ideas for a mid-sized southwestern drought-tolerant and full sun backyard gravel garden path in Other for summer.

Whether you use your backyard for pool parties or cultivating a vegetable patch, having a beautiful outdoor space to retreat to can make all the difference. During your search for backyard ideas, consider the size of your outdoor space and the features that matter most to you. From gorgeous patios to mood-setting fire pits, you can browse thousands of backyard photos below.

1. Play to Your Backyard’s Size

When designing your backyard, it’s key to keep the size and shape of the space in mind. Small backyards can be made into intimate retreats, while more expansive spaces can benefit from varied landscaping. Good lighting is essential in small spaces, so you might consider adding string lights or a statement fixture. If you’ve got extra room, be creative with your landscaping and install a pool or garden pond in one section, and a shaded patio in another.

2. Pick the Features that Make You Happiest

While you plan your outdoor space, consider your lifestyle and how you envision using it: A backyard with a fire pit can be great for casually spending time with friends or family — even when it’s a bit chilly. On the other hand, a blossoming garden would be beautiful, and a lot of fun if you’ve got a green thumb.

3. Lawn or Patio — Or Both?

One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want a patio or an unpaved area. Having a grassy lawn is a great idea for kids, as they’ll be able to run and play comfortably. If you’d prefer to entertain, a stylish patio with tables and chairs is ideal. Pro-tip: if you’re looking for backyard ideas on a budget, consider using pea gravel instead of pavers, which is easier to install and boasts more of a natural look.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a backyard renovation or are building a designer backyard from scratch, Houzz has 447,652 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including KNK Construction, LLC and Sharratt Design & Company. Look through backyard pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a backyard 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 backyard photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.