Create a Backyard Getaway: Ensure Privacy. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of enclosure. Fences and garden walls ensure privacy for patios, but you can also use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses.

10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

Create a Backyard Getaway: Ensure Privacy. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of enclosure. Fences and garden walls ensure privacy for patios, but you can also use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor space

Looking to create a cool, relaxing environment for backyard entertaining this summer? Try building a vine-covered cedar pergola to shade your wood deck using beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. Then, share your photos here! And don't forget to enter the Real DIY Contest for a chance to win!!! http://www.wrcla.org/contest/

How to Build a Pergola

Learn how to build a pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or deck. These pergola plans include wood beams and lattice set on precast columns.

I want this in my backyard.

34 Inspiring Backyards

Barnes Geshwiler -- I like the clean lines and arches; no finials or design on endcaps Terrace Sitting Room - This West Vancouver yard is divided into distinct living spaces, like this cosy sitting area. Also, choose simple patio furniture

Anna Carin Design

MillHill Terrace - modern - patio - sydney - by ANNA CARIN Design-wood and concrete deck to denote separate areas. Space between deck and wall for planting beds. Mirror along background wall for an illusion of space. Cupboard in far right

Green for concrete spaces...painted brick wall, series of boxwood planters...hydrangea!

Contemporary small garden for concrete spaces: painted brick wall, series of boxwood planters, hydrangea

This may in fact be the perfect modern design for a small, narrow backyard

Garden design: Contemporary outdoor oasis

Outdoor Living

33 Cool Minimalist Terrace And Deck Designs: 33 Cool Minimalist Terrace And Deck Designs With Grey Wooden Chair And Small Garden Decor

Outdoor entertaining nook- even this muted color/design still plays to a sea-like escape w/plant choices, coral, & a port-like mirror

10 Beautiful Small Backyards

Backyard in California designed by Molly Wood Garden Design © Trina Roberts - like the sail shade and simplicity of the seating area as well as the planting.

small spaces

Architect Visit: East Village Rooftop Garden by Pulltab A+D

East Village Roof Garden - modern - landscape - new york - by pulltab design Like the idea of open slats as a roof to let some sun in an area. Don't like roofs that can be opened and closed

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