Outdoor Living Designs

See what professional designers have done to make the most of the outdoor spaces for their clients.

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Mission-style woodwork accents this arbor and barbecue with a cast glass concrete countertop. Designer: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene/Fetch-a-Sketch.com


New Mexico's unique architectural tradition continues today with the use of centuries old design themes, materials and craftsmanship. Hewn posts, massive wooden beams, traditional corbels and timeless flagstone were used to create this inviting outdoor environment. Spaced planks overhead allow filtered sunlight to brighten the entire area, while protecting the house from the harsh western sun. Designer: Steve Appolloni, Appolloni Designs


Contemporary Design
Designer: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene/Fetch-a-Sketch.com


Southwestern Design
Designer: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene/Fetch-a-Sketch.com


This outdoor kitchen/family room features a built-in barbecue cook center with granite counters and potted herbs for easy access. The furniture is set up for conversation and cozying up to the fireplace. The "formal" dining room is beyond.
Designer: Shirley Bovshow, Landscape Designer, Shirley Bovshow Garden Design and Decor


This custom barbecue seats at least ten people around the perimeter. The countertop features a dazzling display of fiber optic lighting.
Designer: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene/Fetch-a-Sketch.com


A split-level custom cast glass counter with a blue-tiled backsplash allows homeowners to entertain guests at the barbecue area. A separate living area beyond is equipped with a fireplace.
Designer: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene/Fetch-a-Sketch.com


This home features an outdoor kitchen, complete with convection grill, outdoor refrigerator, screened porch and scored and stained patio. The stacked stone bar features a custom-built cedar pergola and is topped with African range granite. Photo by Woodliff Photography.


This outdoor U-shaped bar houses all Viking appliances, including a massive gas grill. Slate tiles cover all areas of the bar, and the painted trellis above will eventually be covered with greenery for shade. Herringbone patterned deck pallets allow water to drain off the flat roof and are removable if needed for repairs.
Designer: Katie Leavy, Interior Designer, Capital Design LLC


This outdoor living room features a large rustic overhead structure that provides cooling shade on especially hot days.
Designer: Bruce Meeks, Landscape Architect, Meeks & Associates Landscape Architecture


Nestled into a wooded lot, the house has expanded terraces that graciously step down the hill creating a series of outdoor rooms.
Designer: Robert Hursthouse

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