The Outdoor Room

A plain and narrow patio in Long Beach, California, is transformed into a modern outdoor sanctuary.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis homeowner would like his plain patio to be transformed into an urban space with a minimalist style to match the inside of his home.

All About

Gerry Cornell leads a very busy life in Long Beach and has remodeled his home into a chic, cool urban hangout. However, he ran out of inspiration when he got to his back patio. Host Matt James turns the patio into an extension of Gerry's home.

Starving for plants but not wanting for hardscape, this backyard is nothing more than a shaded concrete pad. Gerry has understated, minimalistic tastes that are reflected in his home's interior, and he wants to bring that style outdoors in the new garden. Because space is rather limited at this California pad, the homeowner wants to make the most of this outdoor area for entertaining and relaxing.