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Great design, beautiful hardscaping and savvy plant choices combine to create perfect outdoor spaces. Please take a look for some Pleasing Patio Designs below.

Pretty Perch-Cantilevered Deck

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Pretty Perch-Cantilevered Patio Deck

A steep and unusable backyard was transformed with this design. The cantilevered deck is a viewing platform for the homeowners’ prized bamboo collection, and terraced paths provide access.

Resort-like Lounge Patio DesignResort-like Lounge Patio Design

This terrace went from no-place-to-sit to the ultimate in a resort-like lounge and dining space. When evening comes, the area turns into an extra-comfy place to watch movies. A 3-D water feature and a fire pit-table complete the ambiance.

Tuscan-style Courtyard Gravel SpaceTuscan-style Courtyard Gravel Space

It’s hard to imagine that this Tuscan-style courtyard used to be nothing more than an empty gravel space. New stonework, a bubbling fountain, lush plantings and decorative finds resulted in a picturesque and very livable outdoor space.

Eight-sided Pavilion by Architect Keith AndersonEight-sided Pavilion by Architect Keith Anderson

This beautiful eight-sided pavilion, designed by landscape architect Keith Anderson, is the focal point of a European-style garden.

French-Provincial Kitchen DesignFrench-Provincial Kitchen Design

This is the dream outdoor space for a mom of four who wanted a French-Provincial design to tie in with her house. The large dining area can accommodate big gatherings, and there are places to lounge in shade or sun.

Green Patio Design with Southwestern ThemeGreen Patio Design with Southwestern Theme

This patio was designed with a southwestern theme in mind to allow for a bit of color all year long.

Arbor Screen Seating Area DesignArbor Screen Seating Area Design

A smaller seating area is screened by a beautiful arbor.

Rooftop Patio DesignRooftop Patio Design

This rooftop patio has plenty of plants to keep it colorful and lively.

Outdoor Kitchen and Patio DesignOutdoor Kitchen and Patio Design

This outdoor kitchen and patio, designed for entertaining, is accessible from the deck, basement and driveway of the home.

Festive Mexican Tiles Sunny Sanctuary PatioFestive Mexican Tiles Sunny Sanctuary Patio

Festive Mexican tiles adorn a beverage serving station and outdoor kitchen area. The far end of the patio features a huge outdoor fireplace plus a colorful Moroccan fountain mounted in the wall.

Elegant Patio for DiningElegant Patio for Dining

This two-tier, curved bluestone patio coordinates beautifully with the home’s color and architecture. The Owner chose Christian Brown to transform their empty lawn into an elegant space for dining, relaxing and informal entertaining.

Elongated Patio DesignElongated Patio Design

Designing on the diagonal helps elongate a small space, plus setting the walkways at opposing angles to the house also breaks up the boxy nature of the yard.

Tuscan Wall Design for Seating AreaTuscan Wall Design for Seating Area

The wall is a smart solution for camouflaging pool equipment and helping to reduce the sound. Silverado Ledgestone with a flagstone cap contribute to the Tuscan look. A seating wall surrounds a fire feature (decorated in daytime with potted flowers). via

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This entry was posted on Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 9:58 am and is filed under Garden Design, Patio Design.

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  1. Jong Royall Said,

    I treat my patio like an extension of the house, so the style fits warmly with the house d├ęcor. I have dark cherry furniture inside so I choose to keep with the warm feel and bought wrought iron patio furniture and used earth tone covers for the patio chairs.

  2. Emily Said,

    I love these different patio designs. It is becoming more and more popular that people are actually using their outdoor living space! I love the mixes of color with natural elements.

  3. Outdoor Chairs Said,

    The outdoor furnitures really suites well the outdoor setting. Now you utilize the free spaces of your house wherein you can gain comfort at the same time you have a place for you to relax.

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    [...] appliances. The private patio are set perfectly overlooking to the cool black bottom pool, really great outdoor space for entertaining. There are also provided a double size garage which can accommodate for four [...]

  5. Fantastic Outdoor terrace of Barbican Foodhall and Lounge designed by SHH - Architecture Directory Said,

    [...] cool outdoor terrace was designed by SHH architects team to create visual connections between the Barbican Foodhall and [...]

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