Many people spent way more time at home than usual this past year, so why not look to make the most out of your living space? And outdoor areas offered abundant possibilities to add space for lounging, cooking, playing and relaxing. Here are some of the most-popular patio and deck designs that showcase hardworking areas to enhance and extend living space outside.
Stylish Side Yard
Don’t think you can’t get the patio of your dreams being in a compact corner! A dark-stained cedar fence adds privacy without closing off views in the side yard of a duplex in Basalt, Colorado, by AXIS Productions. Plants, stylish patio furniture and portable string lights fill out the otherwise blank-slate space, creating an inviting and comfortable outdoor living room.
Outdoor Dining Dream
Interior designer Jill Sorensontransformed the covered outdoor area next to her midcentury ranch home in Los Angeles into multiple inviting dining areas. A larger wooden dining table with bench seating sits under a solid outdoor roof creating a mid century modern feel. Bar stools offer a convenient spot to sit outside a kitchen pass-through window, and an additional bar area overlooks the yard. This is the perfect outdoor dining space to host any dinner parties.
Cozy Covered Patio
This covered patio by Fautt Homes brings many of the comforts of home outside. The covered area features an outdoor kitchen, built-in storage, cushy furniture and a wall-mounted TV, adding to the comfort factor. With the large rock fireplace and grill, patio season could stretch year-round in this design’s California locale.
Comfortable Outdoor Living
With a glass doors and multiple comfortable seating options, this backyard brings relaxation outdoors. The Denver patio also features a custom steel-framed shade structure with a retractable fabric canopy. Mounted lighting and speakers add versatility to the outdoor living space. The pergola sits on top of a sand-finished concrete patio, which leads to an outdoor grill station and beautiful fountain.
These are one a few ideas to take inspiration from. From pergolas to patios to upper decks and compact corners, the sky is the limit with you outdoor living space! Make your home more comfortable all throughout by encompassing comfort outside.