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30+ Inspiring Outdoor Living Designs

May 06, 2020

From outdoor kitchens to treehouses, from hot tubs to stunning garden design, luxe to cozy, see what professional designers and homeowners have done to make the most of these outdoor spaces.

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Rustic Look

A stylish outdoor design scheme can be achieved whether you are dealing with an expansive suburban backyard or a small urban space with a balcony or rooftop space. 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

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Photo: Topiarius

Chic Rooftop Design

On this Chicago rooftop, a privacy panel is cut in the shape of a tree to reflect the effort to carve out a garden in this urban space.

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Mission Design

Mission-style woodwork accents this arbor and barbecue with a cast glass concrete countertop from designer Scott Cohen.

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Photo: Emily Followill. From: James Farmer.

Traditional Southern Screened Porch

Featuring traditional rockers, this generous screened porch will function as a satellite family room in warmer Southern months in this outdoor space designed by James Farmer.

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