5 Backyard Design Ideas

Home doesn’t end at your backdoor. It encompasses the entirety of the space that you call yours—where you plant flowers in the spring, make memories with friends on summer days, and sip coffee as the leaves fall from the trees. Backyard design deserves just as much attention as every other detail of your custom home.

Here are five outdoor spaces to spur your imagination.

Tuscan Vibes

Tuscan inspired backyard design on Lake Sammamish.

Sammamish Tuscan lives up to its name. With a quintessential Tuscan exterior as the backdrop, the backyard design is filled with beauty, life, and luxury. A sprawling balcony leads down to a manicured poolside patio, and the pool itself points out to the lake beyond. Colorful landscaping adds color to the natural stone surrounding the space.

Eclectic Color

Colorful, eclectic, backyard design in Western Washington.

Hitari embraces color and character. Turquoise Adirondack chairs echo the turquoise French doors and windows that open to the backyard. The back deck glistens with a glossy finish and catches the light as the sun sets.

Moroccan Charm

Moroccan inspired patio design.

The Glassworks Remodel breathed new life into a stale backyard space. Inspired by the rich textures of Morocco, the back patio design features a covered seating area with a stone fireplace and ample seating. An outdoor kitchen with a grill, sink, and fridge ensures that no one needs to leave the patio on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Beach Access

Beach front backyard design in Gig Harbor, WA.

Built as a vacation home for friends and family, Coastal Cove features views of the Puget Sound from the luxury of the back deck. The home pushes people outside at every opportunity, welcoming guests onto the curving deck and the beach beyond. Even the fully-equipped grilling space looks out towards Gig Harbor’s small, historic lighthouse.

English Patio

English manor style patio design in Western Washington.

Woodway Restoration infuses modern luxury into a historic home. Trees, shrubs, and vines frame the home and capture the residence’s historic character from first approach, but out back, a classic terrace gives way to a sprawling lawn. A charming pool house offers easy access to drinks and snacks as residents lounge by the pool.

Backyard design often comes as an afterthought in the home design process, but Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl considers it an integral part of the overall architecture. We work with clients to create spaces that help them make the most of the Pacific Northwest’s beauty, from alpine settings to beachfront properties. Contact us to learn more.