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Miller Lane West
Miller Lane West
Wirth & Company
Beach style backyard rectangular pool photo in New York with decking
Contemporary Landscape
Contemporary Landscape
Photo of a contemporary full sun concrete paver landscaping in Portland.
Port Barmouth
Port Barmouth
Brandon Architects, Inc.
Photographer: David Tosti
Beach style stone patio photo in Orange County with a fire pit and a pergola
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100 Mile Views
100 Mile Views
Montana Build, Inc.
Inspiration for a rustic porch remodel in Other with a roof extension
Modern Historic
Modern Historic
Michael Sagouspe Design, Inc
Classic porch container garden idea in San Luis Obispo with a roof extension
Contemporary Pool
Contemporary Pool
Bellas Landscaping
Patio kitchen - large transitional backyard stamped concrete patio kitchen idea in Chicago with a pergola
Parade Home
Parade Home
Slate Ridge Homes
Pool - rustic custom-shaped pool idea in Other
Dover Shores
Dover Shores
Falling Waters Landscape
Richard Bloom
Inspiration for a mid-century modern backyard gravel landscaping in Orange County with a fire pit.
Mequash
Mequash
Cynthia Hayes Interior Design
Inspiration for a coastal patio remodel in Providence with no cover
Oakland
Oakland
Luxemark Interiors
Example of a beach style backyard rectangular pool house design in New York
Mirror Lake - Small Space Pools
Mirror Lake - Small Space Pools
Mirror Lake Designs
Daniel Kelly Photography
Example of a classic pool design in Houston
Linear, Modern Pool and Spa in Alamo Heights, TX
Linear, Modern Pool and Spa in Alamo Heights, TX
Keith Zars Pools
A stunning modern pool with sleek features and practical, but eye-catching landscape choices creates the ideal functional space for family fun and entertaining. Adding the concrete slab-stone grotto, flush spa, oversized sun shelf and depth profile perfect for water sports means there is something for everyone to enjoy when relaxing poolside. A cozy firepit compliments the space and is situated by the spa for those chilly nights when you want the best of both worlds...staying warm fireside, making smores and rejuvenating in the spa.
Bridgehampton Modern Estate
Bridgehampton Modern Estate
Kevin O'Sullivan + Associates
Pool House as viewed across pool with Indiana limestone pavers in foreground.
Inspiration for a large contemporary backyard stone and rectangular pool remodel in New York
Contemporary pool and spa
Contemporary pool and spa
Outdoor Elements
Outdoor Elements maximized the available space in this beautiful yard with a contemporary, rectangular pool complete with a large tanning deck and swim jet system. Mosaic glass-tile accents the spa and a shell stone deck and coping add to the contemporary feel. Behind the tanning deck, a large, up-lit, sheer-descent waterfall adds variety and elegance to the design. A lighted gazebo makes a comfortable seating area protected from the sun while a functional outdoor kitchen is nestled near the backdoor of the residence. Raised planters and screening trees add the right amount of greenery to the space.
Curved to Perfection
Curved to Perfection
Outdoor Dreams
Mid-sized elegant backyard concrete paver patio photo in Richmond with a fire pit and no cover
Residential Landscape Projects
Residential Landscape Projects
Landscape Images Ltd
the bamboo is a clumping variety called Bambusa eutuldoides viridi-vittata , Asian lemon bamboo. This variety is a clumper and you do not need to contain it, however, do allow an 8'by 10' area for its ultimate growth. Bamboo does require constant maintenance and you will need to do some research for the specific variety you choose. Once planted, it will become a beautiful focal point and add a stunning tropical accent. Photo Credit: Sherwood Cox
Tucson Outdoor Kitchens/BBQ Islands
Tucson Outdoor Kitchens/BBQ Islands
Tucson Professional Landscaping inc.
Inspiration for a southwestern stone landscaping in Other.
Modern Farmhouse
Modern Farmhouse
Rosalia Sanni Design LLC
photo by Jorge Gonzales-Guillot
Inspiration for a farmhouse landscaping in New York.
Garell
Garell
David Hertz & Studio of Environmental Architecture
Design ideas for a large asian partial sun backyard concrete paver landscaping in Other for spring.
Mountain Luxury on the Water
Mountain Luxury on the Water
Ashley J. Design
Example of a large mountain style backyard stone and rectangular infinity hot tub design in Charlotte
Atlanta Backyard Retreat
Atlanta Backyard Retreat
Boyce Design and Contracting
The upper level of this gorgeous Trex deck is the central entertaining and dining space and includes a beautiful concrete fire table and a custom cedar bench that floats over the deck. The dining space is defined by the stunning, cantilevered, aluminum pergola above and cable railing along the edge of the deck. Adjacent to the pergola is a covered grill and prep space. Light brown custom cedar screen walls provide privacy along the landscaped terrace and compliment the warm hues of the decking. Clean, modern light fixtures are also present in the deck steps, along the deck perimeter, and throughout the landscape making the space well-defined in the evening as well as the daytime.
Stone Fire Pit
Stone Fire Pit
Riedel Precision Landscaping, Inc.
Large trendy backyard stamped concrete patio photo in Other with a fire pit and a roof extension
Atlanta Backyard Retreat
Atlanta Backyard Retreat
Boyce Design and Contracting
The deck steps, with built in recessed lighting, span the entire width of the Trex deck and were designed to define the different outdoor rooms and to provide additional seating options when entertaining. Light brown custom cedar screen walls provide privacy along the landscaped terrace and compliment the warm hues of the decking.
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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 1,924,510 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Gutterman Services Inc and Craftsman Construction. 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.