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Better Homes and Gardensfrom Better Homes and Gardens

15 Patio Design Tips

Integrate a Patio with the Landscape- A paved or bricked patio space that ends abruptly will feel out of place with a larger landscape around it. A better solution is to use materials to gradually transition -- and reinforce a connection -- between the two. Here, irregularly shaped pavers provide a pathway from patio to lawn, and mulch and containers segue neatly into planted areas.

"Such a pretty porch!" wrote my friend who pinned this, and I agree! Plus, I think that's a basket of knitting beside the rocking chair...love!

Ask anyone, I have always wanted a hot tub in my perfect backyard. I have also always wanted a firepit. I like this one particularly because you can get into the hot tub from all sides, its on a nice deck with built in benches and the fire pit matches perfectly. I love it!

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Dream Decks

Privacy screen

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Tips for Taming a Slope

Tranquil.

I like this open layout. Like the pergola over the table, grill, and bar. Don't like the plastic on top and wouldn't do ceiling fans or lanterns. White Christmas lights would be prettier

Apartment Therapyfrom Apartment Therapy

Holy, Amazing Outdoor Patio Transformation!

If I had a deck