Considering adding a deck? Here's how to get the right backyard retreat for your house. | Photo: Brian C. Robbins Photograhy Inc. | thisoldhouse.com

19 Impressive Outdoor Fire Pit Design Ideas For More Attractive Backyard- I would love to have one of these some day when I have a backyard

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Awesome backyard fireplace!

deck benches and planter box ideas. Inspiration for Tony.. He says he's building the deck this summer and I can't stop him, so I might as well help.

If your deck is smaller in size, save space with built-in seating but go ahead and jazz it up with colorful cushions, string lights or candles.

Love the vertical boards. Shady Style: Patios with Pergolas Inspiration Gallery | Apartment Therapy

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Like this idea: phase 1 - platform deck, phase 2 - convert to screened porch, phase 3 - enclose for 4 season room. Deck Designs: Ideas for Platform Decks

Deck with planters and benches and no need for a railing.

15 Easy DIY Projects to Make Your Backyard Awesome • A great roundup that has tons of Ideas and Tutorials for you! Hanging globe lights make for magical summer nights!

Pergola over patio. Love both.

Backyard Swimming Pools | Swimming Pool Ideas for garden or backyard 6 | The Best Garden Design ...

If you're looking for backyard porch or deck ideas, check out this design from the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturer’s Association. An arbor and a dining bump-out help to form separate areas on your deck.

A curved pergola adds a stylish touch to this party-ready patio. More stunning patios: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/patio/designs/decks-and-patio-design-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin070212

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