103 Outdoor Back Yard Decking Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

the expansive deck facing western view hunts the historic Madrona tree and is lined by floor to ceiling glass accessing the living spaces.
New guest house and pool
View from courtyard toward the house
View from courtyard toward the house
West Elevation
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
The updated deck got a new eating area.
The result is a bright, Portuguese home designed in a clean, formal style, where contemporary interiors exist in harmony with the house’s historical shell.
A new outdoor deck addition, which meets the local council’s requirements for site coverage, was built in the rear garden.
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Raised walkway between house and studio
Private courtyard between house and studio
Outdoor shower
Case Inlet Retreat
Rear wall of courtyard
Damon  Fuhrer Landscapes created a Japanese-inspired garden that incorporated bamboo, moss-covered boulders, and a water feature.
Makai’s structural steel components were designed by Mark Donofrio and affixed to the lava at four points. The kitchen contains a Kohler sink and pot racks from IKEA. "Because of the angle of the lava, it’s asymmetrical," says architect Erin Moore.
Preservation Props

Since the house is in a historic district, Beebe and Skidmore’s interventions were constrained by local guidelines, including a stipulation that the walls of the addition couldn’t line up with the walls of the existing house. They bumped the walls in by five feet on either side and painted the addition, clad in siding from Capital Lumber, 

a color complementary to the original building’s deep, bright blue. “A guy from Boise’s preservation office came by and said, ‘This is a perfect example of how we’d like people 

to build additions,’” says Dana. “We were pretty proud of that.”

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An overhead view of the extension.
The dark-stained exterior cladding stands in contrast to the light wood decking and warm interiors.
Constructed predominantly with locally quarried stone, steel, poured concrete floors and a turf roof, the horizontal outline of the property harmonizes beautifully with its rugged natural surroundings. The house also has an outdoor terrace with a pool and fireplace, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and take in plenty of fresh air.sd
Deck overlooking Little Round Bay
Three-quarters of a century after it was built, a beach home in Saltaire, New York, was elevated eight feet and enlarged by adding a new second story. Its cedar shingles were given a Cabot gray stain.
Alfresco
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
Inspiring views can be had from every angle on the terrace.
The curvilinear lines and caned wicker seats of the Arlington collection reference British colonial style. Man-made wicker offers an authentic caned look with all the benefits of a modern material.
The customized yurt, attached hut, and porch are perched atop Refugio Mountain for stunning views.
The villa's location is just a stone's throw from the sea.
The exterior deck gracefully meanders its way around the rock formations.
An interior courtyard.
A stone foot path and a custom-made undercroft swing-bench were incorporated into the pocket of space between the ground and the floor of the upper volume.
The patio area floor is finished with a dark-stained decking, surrounding and contrasting the pale-colored plywood.
A spacious outdoor deck with a path that leads down to the lake.
Oriented to absorb the afternoon sun, floor-to-ceiling doors comprise two-thirds of the home’s west-facing walls, which open to an elevated deck overlooking Island Bay. Combined with extra-thick building insulation, this passive element provides sufficient heating for the home, even during winter months—a true feat given the region’s cold seasonal winds.
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.