93 Outdoor Small Patio, Porch, Deck Front Yard Design Photos And Ideas

The burnt ash exterior timber cladding by Woodform Architectural features alternating thicknesses.
David Latimer, CEO and founder of New Frontier Tiny Homes
The couple reintroduced Victorian architectural details such as a bullnose veranda roof, lacework, and window moldings.
The sand-colored fascia of the roofline allows the palapa to appear more integrated in its environment, as does the stone wall facade, which blends in with the boulders.
“The project is on top of a mountain; execution and logistics were difficult, so to compensate we pre-fabbed as much of the structure as possible,” says Nick Cioffi, GreenSpur’s Director of Construction.
The team installed an off-the-grid hot tub—known as a Dutch tub—that's heated by a wood fire. “Essentially a couple of copper coils get wrapped around a fire pit with a hi and low input/output connected to the tub. Once the fire heats up, the hot tub really gets cookin’. At its hottest we have measured it at 104 degrees,” says Jimmy Mathew’s, GreenSpur’s Director of Development.
A small outdoor deck with a swing seat.
Exterior
Built with a steel frame, the Frost House features panels of styrofoam between aluminum sheets for the exterior walls and styrofoam between plywood for the roof and floors. Bold, primary colors accentuate its geometric form.
The addition is connected to the existing home by a glass "bridge" that serves as the entry and maintains visual continuity through to the backyard.
Naude and Brown took notes from legendary designers Luis Barragán, Jacques Grange, and Terence Conran for Casa Mami. Lounge chairs and the Confetti table from LAUN adorn the entry.
The entrance showcases the home's clean midcentury lines.
Sliding external screens provide privacy and shade from the sun.
The home is accessed from the rear via a gravel path.
"The most challenging part of the design was fusing the old part of the house with the new addition," says principal architect Alex Terry. The character and architectural integrity of the single-level 1950s ranch house was thoughtfully reconsidered during the addition and remodel. The home’s front porch, typical of the period, was refreshed with Ipe decking and railing.
A peek at one of the home's covered outdoor seating areas—a perfect spot for relaxing and taking in a gorgeous Australian sunset.
An up-close look at the Scandi-style steel porch columns.
The Vagabond Trailer at El Cosmico features a pink exterior and restored, marine-varnished birch interiors.
A timber terrace offers the spot for al fresco dining.
The home is also equipped with an infrared heater and a wireless bluetooth speaker.
The 2,466 square foot, two-level home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
The outdoor terrace features an infinity pool and spacious deck.
The house is oriented toward the Aegean Sea. Floor-to-ceiling, glass sliding doors flood the home with plenty of Mediterranean sunshine.
"The house is integrated to the cliffside, leaving the least possible imprint," says Marianna Kapsimali, one of the studio’s founders.
After the custom trailer home was completed, Fishbeyn and Wright built a deck extension themselves using Western Red Cedar.
East Elevation
East Elevation Entry Detail
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
McLean chose artificial turf for the front yard, where Hana Bea and her sister, Pilar, 9, play as Sharen looks on.
As the screens move throughout the day, the outdoor space can either stay enclosed or upon up to the landscape, further enhancing the seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.
In some parts of the ancient city, the streets run above these subterranean cave homes.
The limestone rock is known locally as “tufo” of tuff.
The SysHaus construction method reduces water and resource wastage from the traditional construction process.
Viewed from the street looking west, the first third of the lot was landscaped to be an extension of the adjacent land and water conservation project and to provide an undisturbed animal habitat.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
The high ceilings, natural light, and custom-made wooden furniture give the house a simple, fresh, and clean feel.
On the sides of the front folding glass doors are vertical cement board fins that emphasize the street-side corner.
The soaking tub is consistently heated to 102 degrees.
The front deck is designed like an extension of the facade and connects with the outdoors.
The openness and lightness of the design has the effect of drawing the expansive plot into the overall design scheme.
Entry Bridge
The bungalow features a traditional porch entry.
Front facade with firewood stacked beneath new cedar deck
The front facing side of the container house.
Entry at dusk
Entry porch
Front
View of front of the house at dusk.
Even in ever-gray and gloomy Seattle, the 24-by-10-foot front window lets in enough light that the couple rarely needs to turn on any lamps inside the house.
To stay near home after her daughter was born, Siegal built a studio at the rear of the property in 2007.

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.