Inspirational Outdoor Spaces From HGTV Dream Home

Chances are you've literally dreamed about the drool-worthy designs from HGTV Dream Homes. (We have, too.) Take a trip through the past with our favorite outdoor spaces from previous homes.

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November 25, 2014

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

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HGTV Dream Home 2018: Backyard

Sunsets are sweeter from the back deck of this reimagined 1970s home. Modern upgrades enhance the home’s architectural angles, and additional outdoor seating from the pergola dining area to the covered outdoor kitchen make it easy to entertain and enjoy the beauty of the Northwest year round.

HGTV Dream Home 2018: Deck & Pergola

The backyard of this year’s HGTV Dream Home overlooks Puget Sound. The deck and pergola provide a seamless outdoor living area for friends and family to enjoy breathtaking sunsets.

HGTV Dream Home 2018: Fire Pit

A cozy fire pit seating area is tucked into the opposite end of the property. Thoughtful landscaping keeps the space feeling private but open to the waterfront view.

HGTV Dream Home 2018: Bay Views

The outdoor dining area provides shade from the sun and privacy from the neighbors while the glass and railing add a modern touch without obstructing the view of Henderson Bay.

HGTV Dream Home 2018: Canine Paradise

Even the dog house gets a modern makeover with wood siding accented by metal trim and framework. Native plants create a living roof that ties Fido’s abode to the natural surroundings.

HGTV Dream Home 2017: Pool Area

This view looking from the pool chaise lounge chairs toward the back of the home highlights how the property's cohesive color palette and fresh take on Southern style creates the ultimate waterfront escape.

HGTV Dream Home 2017: Waterfront Views

Two durable, easy-care outdoor chairs with side table offer a calm and tranquil place to enjoy the water views and stunning scenery with a glass of wine.

HGTV Dream Home 2017: Dog House

The backyard includes a well-built doghouse that cleverly takes color and design cues from the main home.

HGTV Dream Home 2017: Gathering Spot

The updated backyard with water views includes an inviting seating area that offers an ideal spot to gather and watch the sunset and local birds who visit the property.

HGTV Dream Home 2016: Patio

Sunset views don't get much more spectacular than these, seen from the lanai of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 in Merritt Island, Florida.

HGTV Dream Home 2016: Pool Area

Take a tour of the pool, patio and lush landscaping of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 in Merritt Island, Florida.

HGTV Dream Home 2016: Dog House

An large architectural dog house mimics the look, feel and color palette of the main house.

HGTV Dream Home 2016: Lounge Area

The raised pool patio and the outdoor living area are separated by a bank of Floridian palm trees to create distinctly different rooms on the lanai.

HGTV Dream Home 2015: Patio

Large stone tiles give the HGTV Dream Home 2015 back patio a classic look that easily hides dirt and makes cleaning a breeze.

HGTV Dream Home 2015: Backyard and Dog House

Invite family and friends to stay a while and continue outdoor entertaining on the expansive bluestone paved patio, furnished with an inviting teak seating and dining area.

HGTV Dream Home 2014: Outdoor Kitchen

This outdoor kitchen and dining space features a partially covered patio with easy access into the indoor living room through nearby sliding doors. But with views of the forest, golf course and mountains, this spot will quickly become a family favorite.

HGTV Dream Home 2014: Backyard

On each wing of the house, there is a private covered patio with stunning views of the mountains. This patio outside the master suite is the perfect place to soak up Mount Rose, a 10,000-foot-high snowcapped peak on the horizon.

HGTV Dream Home 2013: Front Porch

With Low Country style in mind, the front porch boasts sword grass, sage green siding and tropical garapa wood decking.

HGTV Dream Home 2013: Deck

The plunge pool is more than a swimming spot — it's an illuminating water feature for the great room and master bedroom at night.

HGTV Dream Home 2013: Deck

All-weather seating provides the perfect place for alfresco entertaining with stunning marsh views.

HGTV Dream Home 2013: Side Yard

Just below the main deck, a ground-level gathering spot features a full dining area, chaise lounges and an outdoor shower.

HGTV Dream Home 2012: Outdoor Living Room

The casual outdoor living room is a cozy, intimate spot with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Plus, it's easily accessible to both the guest suite and great room.

HGTV Dream Home 2012: Entertainment Deck

It's a breeze to move the party from the outdoor living room to the entertainment deck when it's this close. The space features durable composite decking with custom benches and a modern fire pit right in the middle.

HGTV Dream Home 2012: Hot Tub Deck

Just a few feet from the entertainment deck is the hot tub deck with custom bench seating, lounge chairs and an expansive six-seat hot tub.

HGTV Dream Home 2011: Deck

Deck furnishings were kept to a minimum on this upper level terrace, but that doesn't mean it's not party ready. The space is equipped with surround-sound speakers, should guests head outside to keep the festivities going.

HGTV Dream Home 2011: Terrace

The lower level terrace is a top-notch entertaining spot featuring a grilling station, hot tub and outdoor dining table.

HGTV Dream Home 2010: Back Patio

HGTV Dream Home 2010 provides a small patio and a more intimate seating area adjacent to the larger back patio and sectional.

HGTV Dream Home 2010: Back Patio

With modular seating and a gas fireplace, the back patio is the perfect place to entertain.

HGTV Dream Home 2010: Casita Patio

The casita provides guests with a private patio complete with a small seating area and built-in gas fireplace.

HGTV Dream Home 2009: Patio

A beautiful and elegant Victorian-style arbor separates the courtyard from the rest of the house.

HGTV Dream Home 2009: Patio

A rustic outdoor dining table and small seating area welcome guests to the courtyard.

HGTV Dream Home 2008: Patio

The back patio houses a dark wicker dining table and a gorgeous view of the adjacent marina and Florida coast.

HGTV Dream Home 2008: Balcony

The second-floor patio provides two separate seating areas with rattan-look furniture to provide a more intimate feel to this large outdoor living space.

HGTV Dream Home 2007: Front Porch

The front porch is complete with scenic Colorado mountain views and relaxing wooden glider benches.

HGTV Dream Home 2007: Outdoor Dining Room

This outdoor dining table was made from Aspen pine and recycled wood, fitting for the rustic theme of the home.

HGTV Dream Home 2006: Outdoor Dining Room

This outdoor space uses a custom-made dining table, comfortable seating area and stunning views to turn HGTV Dream Home 2006 into a private mountain lodge.

HGTV Dream Home 2006: Terrace

With a view of Lake Lure and Young's Mountain, HGTV Dream Home 2006 shows off Southern Appalachian charm with this outdoor terrace.

HGTV Dream Home 2005: Pool

Gorgeous Texas limestone columns surround the pool area.

HGTV Dream Home 2005: Outdoor Dining Room

A limestone fireplace and large outdoor dining table make the terrace at HGTV Dream Home 2005 a prime gathering spot for guests.

HGTV Dream Home 2004: Front Porch

This large front porch is the perfect place to relax and soak in the Georgia coast.

HGTV Dream Home 2004: Deck

Situated right on the water, the casual back deck is the ideal place for entertaining.

HGTV Dream Home 2004: Boat Dock

A 230-foot boardwalk stretches over the Georgian marshes and straight to this boat dock. The covered deck and screened-in living room provide extra entertaining space.