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Nihon-Inspired Contemporary
Nihon-Inspired Contemporary
Richard Salpietra Architect, Inc.
Trendy courtyard ground level deck photo in San Diego with no cover
Classic Southern
Classic Southern
Morning Star Builders LTD
Inspiration for a country pool remodel in Houston
Front Porch & Garages
Front Porch & Garages
Corbo Associates Inc.
Michael Bowman Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized rustic front porch remodel in New York with decking and a roof extension
Hot Tub Decking Applications
Hot Tub Decking Applications
New England Spas
Inspiration for a deck remodel in Boston
Head of Plains
Head of Plains
Miroslava Ahern / Landscape Design Studio
Trendy pool house photo in Boston with decking
Lakefront Craftsman // Farmhouse
Lakefront Craftsman // Farmhouse
Younger Homes
Large beach style stamped concrete metal railing back porch idea in Austin with a fireplace and a roof extension
Our Work
Our Work
Centrox Construction
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard brick driveway in San Francisco.
Old World Beauty, Brand New Home
Old World Beauty, Brand New Home
Tegethoff Homes
Anne Matheis
Elegant pool photo in St Louis
Atherton Mansion
Atherton Mansion
Heartwood Window & Door
Inspiration for a timeless backyard rectangular hot tub remodel in San Francisco
Italian kitchen and mid century modern home
Italian kitchen and mid century modern home
Lucile Glessner Design
Example of a 1950s backyard concrete patio design in San Francisco with a fire pit and no cover
Water Features & Hardscape's
Water Features & Hardscape's
Outdoor Lifestyles
Design ideas for a traditional landscaping in Bridgeport.
Geneva Transitional Home with Farmhouse Kitchen
Geneva Transitional Home with Farmhouse Kitchen
Havlicek Builders Inc.
Backyard with custom pergola and built in grill in Geneva, Illinois.
Inspiration for a large timeless backyard brick patio remodel in Chicago with no cover
Marquez Terrace
Marquez Terrace
Lisa Bell Design Group
Example of a mid-sized beach style rooftop rooftop deck design in Orange County with no cover
Preston Hollow: Rockbrook Estates I
Preston Hollow: Rockbrook Estates I
Phillip Jennings Custom Homes
This is an example of a mediterranean back porch design in Dallas with a fireplace and a roof extension.
Lotus on Orange
Lotus on Orange
Josh Wynne Construction
Pool area with sunken spa and reflecting pond, outdoor fireplace, polished concrete covered patio, cypress ceiling, cypress rain screen, polished concrete coping and etched concrete pads. Ryan Gamma Photography
DECKS, PERGOLAS
DECKS, PERGOLAS
Mentor Installed Services
Deck - mid-sized traditional backyard deck idea in Cleveland with no cover
Pickford Residence
Pickford Residence
AAHA Studio
Backyard Deck Design
Mid-sized trendy backyard ground level outdoor kitchen deck photo in Los Angeles with a pergola
Resort Modern in Frisco TX
Resort Modern in Frisco TX
Pool Environments, Inc.
Resort Modern in Frisco Texas Photography by Jimi Smith
Huge trendy rectangular pool photo in Dallas
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 1,944,148 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Tegethoff Homes and Younger Homes. 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.