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Nice backyard patio on pavers with bbq, pit and table for dining. Love the raised candle huricanes for ambience.

Nice backyard patio on pavers with bbq, pit and table for dining. Love the raised candle huricanes for ambience.

Pergola, Patio, Fire pit. This "continuation" of the back patio with the addition of the pergola is kind of what I want in our back yard. I don't want the curved area where that fire pit is though. A fire pit will be separate and in its own spot...

Pergola, Patio, Fire pit. This "continuation" of the back patio with the addition of the pergola is kind of what I want in our back yard. I don't want the curved area where that fire pit is though. A fire pit will be separate and in its own spot...

Family entertainment area, including stone seating and fire pit, created by Inchs Landscaping.

Family entertainment area, including stone seating and fire pit, created by Inchs Landscaping.

Country Cottage Backyard Inspiration | Brooklyn Limestone | Bloglovin'( most pinners seem to love this, must be sore on your knees though!)

Country Cottage Backyard Inspiration (Brooklyn Limestone)

Country Cottage Backyard Inspiration | Brooklyn Limestone | Bloglovin'( most pinners seem to love this, must be sore on your knees though!)

“This AMAZING backyard space from fellow Sacramentan @urbanfarmstead is pretty much the epitome of outdoor perfection and is so much of what we hope to…”

“This AMAZING backyard space from fellow Sacramentan @urbanfarmstead is pretty much the epitome of outdoor perfection and is so much of what we hope to…”

Covered Patios--Roofline Details The execution of a covered patio’s roof can do much to enhance its level of intimacy. Here, regular placement of beams -- their ends gently carved -- offer a soothing visual ceiling to the rustic-leaning spot. If your covered patio is on the same plane as another paved space or the landscape, use oversize planters -- here, hammered copper -- to create a transition from one zone to the next.

Pretty Covered Patios

Covered Patios--Roofline Details The execution of a covered patio’s roof can do much to enhance its level of intimacy. Here, regular placement of beams -- their ends gently carved -- offer a soothing visual ceiling to the rustic-leaning spot. If your covered patio is on the same plane as another paved space or the landscape, use oversize planters -- here, hammered copper -- to create a transition from one zone to the next.

Despite its massive look, this structure is actually easy to assemble, requiring two people less than two hours. Photo courtesy of Fire Stone

Selling the Outdoor Room

Despite its massive look, this structure is actually easy to assemble, requiring two people less than two hours. Photo courtesy of Fire Stone

Another Small Pool with Beachfront entry and a lighted waterfall.  Perfect for my small yard.

Another Small Pool with Beachfront entry and a lighted waterfall. Perfect for my small yard.