Patio Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring patio ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
Spaces for gathering, cooking, dining, and play define this family’s backyard getaway. See how they designed a multifunctional outdoor space.
Here are 10 ideas for deck and patio furniture you can make yourself—for both beginner and experienced woodworkers.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds beautiful circular patio that features a chill-chasing fire pit
These charming lanterns brighten an evening barbecue spread, and they're a cinch to make from supplies you can pick up at the home center.
Enjoy spending time on your patio with a comfortable and weather-resistant chair. To find the best patio chairs, see our top recommendations.
Enjoy your backyard with an outdoor sectional or bistro set. Read our review to learn about our recommendations for the best patio furniture on Amazon.
This versatile open-air structure can define an outdoor room, provide light shade, and add privacy while enhancing the look of your home. Here’s what to consider when adding one
A wind chime adds a peaceful ambiance to your outdoor space. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wind chimes on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Turn your balcony into a stunning place to relax with these creative and decorative balcony design ideas.
Entertain or just relax with these illuminating ideas for your pergola or other outdoor living space.
Add dynamic definition to your landscape with a stylish structure sure to enhance how you enjoy your outdoor space.
Pergolas provide shade for your patio and can add an element of design to your backyard. Read this to learn how to build a pergola in your yard.
Create a one-of-a-kind garden path by making sand molds with oversize leaves—like the rhubarb here—and casting the shapes in concrete
TOH fan Michael Bendell, installed a Nest Security Cam in his backyard. It wasn't long before he discovered that his home-security upgrade was also a great way to track the progress of his deck-to-patio transformation
Get this look! Learn how adding a rock garden and fire pit can give your yard a lift
South-of-France flair meets casual West Coast style in this open-air dining room that’s equal parts elegant and easygoing
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
Use basic cedar lumber to create a screened-in patio space that gives cats a breath of fresh air while keeping them close to home
Now's the time to fling open those doors and transform even a simple patio
Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter
Say oui! to a summer spent outdoors with salvage-style furniture and colorful vintage touches
Set out a daybed, weather-resistant cushions, or one of our other finds, and in a short time you'll have the ultimate staycation escape.