52 Outdoor Small Patio, Porch, Deck Decking Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

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.
With the home being located just minutes from the beach, the outdoor shower from Kohler's Purist collection is a perfect spot to rinse off after excursions.
"The house is integrated to the cliffside, leaving the least possible imprint," says Marianna Kapsimali, one of the studio’s founders.
view to new addition from rear lawn
East Elevation
East Elevation Entry Detail
West Elevation
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
The updated deck got a new eating area.
A tub inset in the deck fosters a true retreat experience.
Private courtyard between house and studio
The soaking tub is consistently heated to 102 degrees.
A single crepe myrtle, which sports red blossoms in summer, defines the courtyard.
Rear wall of courtyard
Private garden with deck
A second-level terrace overlooks the deck and provides stunning views of the surrounding San Gabriel mountains.
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.
Roof Deck
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
A shaded lounging area by the pool.
A raised deck that is accessible via the living and dining area.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
The patio area floor is finished with a dark-stained decking, surrounding and contrasting the pale-colored plywood.
Outdoor seating on the  porch.
Smart & Green Ball lamps illuminate the penthouse deck, which is outfitted with low-slung Matrass lounge furniture from Quinze & Milan. All of the exterior spaces are lined in rich garapa hardwood.
The space is designed for easy indoor-outdoor access.
Swimming pool at rear yard
Bill Thompson sits on his deck.
Large canopies shade the retreat’s southern elevations, rendering the interior and ipe wood patio comfortable in the Texas heat.
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.
Backyard
Front Exterior
View South at Noon Time
Front Exterior
The view at night.
Front Exterior

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.