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

A swing chair on the deck.
A single private deck to the south features an outdoor bath with a full, panoramic view.
view to new addition from rear lawn
West Elevation
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
The updated deck got a new eating area.
Private courtyard between house and studio
Rear wall of courtyard
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.
An overhead view of the extension.
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
The patio area floor is finished with a dark-stained decking, surrounding and contrasting the pale-colored plywood.
Swimming pool at rear yard
The combination of a low concrete wall and built-in bench creates an intimate seating area that acts as an extension to the kitchen and dining room. Another steel trellis above creates an armature for more plants that will fill in and provide shade. The terrace is topped with blue stone and wood screens give the plants a ladder on which to grow.
View South at Noon Time
The view at night.

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.