1. Outdoor Photos
  2. Patio

Patio Design Ideas

Ryde New House
Ryde New House
Zugai Strudwick Architects
Outlook from the alfresco to the pool
Inspiration for a large transitional backyard patio in Sydney with tile and a roof extension.
Ridge
Ridge
D Pearce Constructions Pty Ltd
Photo of a large contemporary patio in Brisbane with an outdoor kitchen, tile and a roof extension.
Glen Iris
Glen Iris
Enkipools
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary backyard patio in Melbourne with with fireplace and no cover.
The Suburban Farmhaus
The Suburban Farmhaus
Howes & Homes Designs
The Suburban Farmhaus //⁠ ⁠ A hint of country in the city suburbs. What a joy it was working on this project together with talented designers, architects & builders.⁠⠀ ⁠ The design seamlessly curated, and the end product bringing the clients vision to life perfectly.⁠ Architect - @arcologic_design⁠ Interiors & Exteriors - @lahaus_creativestudio⁠ Documentation - @howes.and.homes.designs⁠ Builder - @sovereignbuilding⁠ Landscape - @jemhanbury⁠ Photography - @jody_darcy⁠
Bellevue Hill
Bellevue Hill
sticks and stones Landscape Design
Interior designer Alexandra Kidd Photographer Pablo Veiga
Inspiration for a large mediterranean patio in Sydney with concrete pavers and a roof extension.
Nedlands 3
Nedlands 3
Tim Davies Landscaping | Perth
GRAB Photography
Photo of a large mediterranean backyard patio in Perth with natural stone pavers and a pergola.
East Fremantle
East Fremantle
Mondo Landscapes
This space is effectively one giant pool zone. The geometric infinity edge pool/spa combination were designed with its relation and interaction with the home.Visually offering an urban resort style ambience. A range of high quality materials and finishes were incorporated throughout. All elements throughout the property were given detailed attention; boundary walls, raised planters, pool/spa, pool fencing and pool tiling. Composite timber was used on the pool/spa deck for ease of maintenance. The boundary wall is charcoal aluminium slats which offer a great foil for the planting. A bespoke fire pit area was designed looking out to the pool. Lighting was a major inclusion in this design. Entertaining a large number of family and friends is a regular way of life for this family. Therefore the relationship and functionality of the alfresco became paramount importance in the landscape design process. Plants have been selected for their form, texture and size when maturity is reached. Plants provide living statements and soften the edges. Offering a lush green backdrop to the greys and charcoal palette of this project.
Silver Street, Malvern
Silver Street, Malvern
Billings Long Pty Ltd
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary courtyard patio in Melbourne with no cover and tile.
Ilkley, Sunshine Coast QLD
Ilkley, Sunshine Coast QLD
Fluid Design
Outdoor kitchen in the pool house.
Photo of a large tropical backyard patio in Sunshine Coast with natural stone pavers.
Beach Style Patio
Beach Style Patio
This is an example of an expansive beach style side yard patio in Melbourne with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
Custom - Merricks Beach house
Custom - Merricks Beach house
Prebuilt
Urban Angles
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary patio in Melbourne with a vertical garden and a roof extension.
Norfolk
Norfolk
Ardent Architects Pty Ltd
The existing period house was restored as part of incorporating a modern extension to the rear. The cladding was custom cut from larger sheets to create the patern designed to break up any uniformity of sheets.
Oakleigh East
Oakleigh East
Intrinsic Landscapes
A well-planned design was instrumental to achieving this stunning landscape in Oakleigh East, combined with bespoke materials and a top-of-the-line spa. Individual elements were carefully constructed to complete the ultimate outdoor entertainment area, but a strong native theme runs throughout the project to pull it all together. The sprawling ironbark deck overlooks a gum tree filled reserve and boasts an impressive bar bench custom made from a reclaimed 1920’s ironbark beam with original posts and fittings. A large ironbark shelter has been constructed for the BBQ/smoker and is clad in leaf patterned laser cut screens. More screens are found behind the outdoor shower and throughout the garden which illustrate stencils of flora and even a playful platypus. Two outstanding features of the entertainment area are the custom round hydrotherapy mineral plunge pool and mirroring stone paved fire pit seating area. They sit next to each other like yin and yang, capturing the complementary beauty of natural elements – fire, water, stone, wood. Steps lead down to a pretty kitchen garden, set within steppers, pebbles and creeping plants in the lower area which is concealed from most other areas of the landscape. A strategic garden lighting system brings the project to life at night. It highlights the features in the garden and creates a beautiful and inviting view from inside the house, tempting you out to enjoy the space all year long.
ST PETERS HOUSE
ST PETERS HOUSE
The Designory
A newly renovated terrace in St Peters needed the final touches to really make this house a home, and one that was representative of it’s colourful owner. This very energetic and enthusiastic client definitely made the project one to remember. With a big brief to highlight the clients love for fashion, a key feature throughout was her personal ‘rock’ style. Pops of ‘rock' are found throughout and feature heavily in the luxe living areas with an entire wall designated to the clients icons including a lovely photograph of the her parents. The clients love for original vintage elements made it easy to style the home incorporating many of her own pieces. A custom vinyl storage unit finished with a Carrara marble top to match the new coffee tables, side tables and feature Tom Dixon bedside sconces, specifically designed to suit an ongoing vinyl collection. Along with clever storage solutions, making sure the small terrace house could accommodate her large family gatherings was high on the agenda. We created beautifully luxe details to sit amongst her items inherited which held strong sentimental value, all whilst providing smart storage solutions to house her curated collections of clothes, shoes and jewellery. Custom joinery was introduced throughout the home including bespoke bed heads finished in luxurious velvet and an excessive banquette wrapped in white Italian leather. Hidden shoe compartments are found in all joinery elements even below the banquette seating designed to accommodate the clients extended family gatherings. Photographer: Simon Whitbread
Stanhope House
Stanhope House
AD DESIGN DEVELOP
Julian Gries
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary backyard patio in Melbourne with natural stone pavers and a pergola.
Hunter Hill
Hunter Hill
Fig Landscapes
Jessica Ann
Inspiration for a large contemporary backyard patio in Sydney with a pergola.
ALFRESCO DINING
ALFRESCO DINING
Donna Guyler Design
Interior Design by Donna Guyler Design
Design ideas for a large contemporary backyard patio in Gold Coast - Tweed with an outdoor shower, a roof extension and natural stone pavers.
White Stone
White Stone
Element Property Group
Peter Taylor
Inspiration for a small modern backyard patio in Brisbane with tile and a roof extension.
Ferry Road
Ferry Road
anderson architecture
Tad Ferguson
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary courtyard patio in Sydney with brick pavers, no cover and a vertical garden.
Canal Front Pool and Landscape
Canal Front Pool and Landscape
Stilus Design and Construction
Outdoor Entertainment Area and Millboard Decking constructed by Stilus Design and Construction
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary backyard patio in Sunshine Coast with a roof extension.
St Ives
St Ives
Fluid Design
Modern contemporary pool and garden with undercover outdoor dining area. Designed by Fluid Design Constructed by Elegant Landscapes Photography by Peter Brennan
Alfresco Dining & Living
Alfresco Dining & Living
Donna Guyler Design
Donna Guyler Design
Photo of a large beach style backyard patio in Gold Coast - Tweed with a roof extension and decking.
Alfresco Living
Alfresco Living
Donna Guyler Design
Donna Guyler Design
This is an example of a large beach style backyard patio in Gold Coast - Tweed with a roof extension and decking.
Project of the Month:  September 2017
Project of the Month: September 2017
Texas Custom Patios
This freestanding covered patio with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace is the perfect retreat! Just a few steps away from the home, this covered patio is about 500 square feet. The homeowner had an existing structure they wanted replaced. This new one has a custom built wood burning fireplace with an outdoor kitchen and is a great area for entertaining. The flooring is a travertine tile in a Versailles pattern over a concrete patio. The outdoor kitchen has an L-shaped counter with plenty of space for prepping and serving meals as well as space for dining. The fascia is stone and the countertops are granite. The wood-burning fireplace is constructed of the same stone and has a ledgestone hearth and cedar mantle. What a perfect place to cozy up and enjoy a cool evening outside. The structure has cedar columns and beams. The vaulted ceiling is stained tongue and groove and really gives the space a very open feel. Special details include the cedar braces under the bar top counter, carriage lights on the columns and directional lights along the sides of the ceiling. Click Photography
Inside Out
Inside Out
Ketron Custom Builders
Design ideas for a large traditional backyard patio in Columbus with natural stone pavers and a fire feature.
Project of the Month:  September 2017
Project of the Month: September 2017
Texas Custom Patios
This freestanding covered patio with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace is the perfect retreat! Just a few steps away from the home, this covered patio is about 500 square feet. The homeowner had an existing structure they wanted replaced. This new one has a custom built wood burning fireplace with an outdoor kitchen and is a great area for entertaining. The flooring is a travertine tile in a Versailles pattern over a concrete patio. The outdoor kitchen has an L-shaped counter with plenty of space for prepping and serving meals as well as space for dining. The fascia is stone and the countertops are granite. The wood-burning fireplace is constructed of the same stone and has a ledgestone hearth and cedar mantle. What a perfect place to cozy up and enjoy a cool evening outside. The structure has cedar columns and beams. The vaulted ceiling is stained tongue and groove and really gives the space a very open feel. Special details include the cedar braces under the bar top counter, carriage lights on the columns and directional lights along the sides of the ceiling. Click Photography
Bluestone Irving Park
Bluestone Irving Park
K&D Landscape Management
The primary view from the deck overlooks both patios with bluestone steppers connecting the spaces. Freshly installed perennials line the edges of both patios. Landscape design by John Algozzini.
Deck + Firepit
Deck + Firepit
Artistic Concrete Surfaces
Lindsey Denny
This is an example of a large contemporary backyard patio in Kansas City with a fire feature, stamped concrete and a roof extension.
Whether you want inspiration for planning a patio renovation or are building a designer patio from scratch, Houzz has 37,500 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Enkipools and Donna Guyler Design. Look through patio photos in different colours and styles and when you find a patio design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful patio ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.