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Small Traditional Patio Ideas and Designs

Small space, Big Impact
Small space, Big Impact
Wildflower Landscape Design
A flagstone patio with raised planting beds veneered in natural stone create a big impact in this small backyard. An arbor supporting a wisteria vine and accessorized with heating units creates an ideal sitting area. A spill pot fountain adds ambiance. Wildflower Landscape Design-Liz Ryan
West London Courtyard
West London Courtyard
Karen Rogers at KR Garden Design
Walpole Garden, Chiswick Photography by Caroline Mardon - www.carolinemardon.com
Seven Oaks Luxury Outdoor Kitchen
Seven Oaks Luxury Outdoor Kitchen
DH Landscape Design
Second grilling area. Granite Counter tops, Big Green Egg, built in Weber Grill. Sandstone structure
Laurelhurst Garden
Laurelhurst Garden
Howells Architecture + Design
This project reimagines an under-used back yard in Portland, Oregon, creating an urban garden with an adjacent writer’s studio. Taking inspiration from Japanese precedents, we conceived of a paving scheme with planters, a cedar soaking tub, a fire pit, and a seven-foot-tall cedar fence. A maple tree forms the focal point and will grow to shade the yard. Photo: Anna M Campbell: annamcampbell.com
Small Patio
Small Patio
Landscape By Design
Courtyard Garden Design
Courtyard Garden Design
The Garden Builders
Hardscaping is balanced by layers of lush planting.
Chicago Outdoor Kitchen
Chicago Outdoor Kitchen
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Mr. and Mrs. Eades, the owners of this Chicago home, were inspired to build a Kalamazoo outdoor kitchen because of their love of cooking. “The grill became the center point for doing our outdoor kitchen,” Mr. Eades noted. After working long days, Mr. Eades and his wife, prefer to experiment with new recipes in the comfort of their own home. The Hybrid Fire Grill is the focal point of this compact outdoor kitchen. Weather-tight cabinetry was built into the masonry for storage, and an Artisan Fire Pizza Oven sits atop the countertop and allows the Eades’ to cook restaurant quality Neapolitan style pizzas in their own backyard.
Fallen Leaves
Fallen Leaves
Arbordale Landscaping
Stepping stones in a minimal gravel paved area lead past two lounge chairs to the intimate dining area. The herringbone-patterned limestone patio dissipates into a lush planting bed filled with loose swaths of shade-loving perennials and seasonal bulbs. Beech hedging, and formal clipped evergreens, surround the space and provide privacy, structure and winter interest to the garden. On axis to the main interior living space of the home, the fountain, is the focal point of the garden. A limestone water wall featuring an engraved pattern of fallen Honey Locust leaves nods to the centrally located mature Honey Locust tree that anchors the garden. Water, flowing down the wall, falls a short distance into a pool with a submerged limestone panel. The light noise of the falling water helps soften the sounds of the bustling downtown neighbourhood, creating a tranquil back drop for living and entertaining.
Bluestone Entry
Bluestone Entry
KD Landscape
This bluestone entry was featured in spring of 2016 in Outdoor Living Magazine. An avalanche of seasonal color in containers complements the bluestone and limestone at the entry
Entertaining Space
Entertaining Space
Susan Cohan Gardens
Custom trellis stained Benjamin Moore Yorktowne Green HC-133 are supports for espaliered apple trees and a backdrop for a small deer resistant perennial bed.
Transitional Patio
Transitional Patio
West London Courtyard
West London Courtyard
Karen Rogers at KR Garden Design
Walpole Garden, Chiswick Photography by Caroline Mardon - www.carolinemardon.com
Entryways
Entryways
THE KING'S MASONS
Replaced the step stones with this beautiful easy care mortared irregular stone entry patio.
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