Small Patio Ideas and Designs

Trellis & Firepit Area - North View
Trellis & Firepit Area - North View
Krueger ArchitectsKrueger Architects
Unlimited Style Photography
This is an example of a small contemporary back patio in Los Angeles with a fire feature and a pergola.
Kalorama Contemporary
Kalorama Contemporary
Horn & Co. (Previously JHLA)Horn & Co. (Previously JHLA)
Our clients on this project were inspired by their travels to Asia and wanted to mimic this aesthetic at their DC property. We designed a water feature that effectively masks adjacent traffic noise and maintains a small footprint.
Atlantic Beach Contemporary Compact Backyard
Atlantic Beach Contemporary Compact Backyard
Cascade Outdoor DesignCascade Outdoor Design
Small spaces can provide big challenges. These homeowners wanted to include a lot in their tiny backyard! There were also numerous city restrictions to comply with, and elevations to contend with. The design includes several seating areas, a fire feature that can be seen from the home's front entry, a water wall, and retractable screens. This was a "design only" project. Installation was coordinated by the homeowner and completed by others. Photos copyright Cascade Outdoor Design, LLC
Small Garden in Hampstead Village, London
Small Garden in Hampstead Village, London
The Garden BuildersThe Garden Builders
Ben Robert - Blooming Photography
This is an example of a small contemporary back patio in London with concrete paving, no cover and a fireplace.
West Bloomfield Project
West Bloomfield Project
Great Oaks Landscape Associates Inc.Great Oaks Landscape Associates Inc.
This is an example of a small contemporary courtyard patio in Detroit with a fire feature, concrete slabs and no cover.
Patio and Stone Steps Using Porcea Coast
Patio and Stone Steps Using Porcea Coast
Porcea Stone Inc.Porcea Stone Inc.
Porcea Coast is a light beige outdoor porcelain tile, available in 2 cm thickness. Outdoor porcelain is suitable for all applications including patios, walkways, pool decks, pedestrian commercial traffic, building facades, veneers, and even vehicular traffic with a concrete base. Unlike Indiana Limestone, Porcea Coast is a light coloured outdoor porcelain which means it will not stain from plants, leaves, salt or moss. It is highly durable and designed to withstand our North American climate.
Chicago Outdoor Kitchen
Chicago Outdoor Kitchen
Kalamazoo Outdoor GourmetKalamazoo 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.
Entertaining Space
Entertaining Space
Susan Cohan GardensSusan 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.
Brooklyn Backyard fit for a Fiesta
Brooklyn Backyard fit for a Fiesta
BrooklinteriorsBrooklinteriors
Brooklyn backyard patio design in Prospect Heights for a young, professional couple who loves to both entertain and relax! This space includes a West Elm outdoor sectional and round concrete outdoor coffee table.
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen
DeGoey DesignsDeGoey Designs
Inspiration for a small industrial back patio in Other with an outdoor kitchen and brick paving.
West London Courtyard
West London Courtyard
Karen Rogers at KR Garden DesignKaren Rogers at KR Garden Design
Walpole Garden, Chiswick Photography by Caroline Mardon - www.carolinemardon.com
Design ideas for a small traditional patio steps in London with brick paving.
garden in the sun
garden in the sun
CATO creativeCATO creative
Design ideas for a small contemporary back patio in London with concrete paving, no cover and fencing.
Inside Out Pool Cabana
Inside Out Pool Cabana
THE UP STUDIOTHE UP STUDIO
Modern Shaded Living Area, Pool Cabana and Outdoor Bar
Inspiration for a small contemporary side patio in New York with an outdoor kitchen, natural stone paving and a gazebo.
Carroll Gardens Backyard
Carroll Gardens Backyard
Staghorn NYCStaghorn NYC
Total renovation for a small backyard garden in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. The scope included a bluestone patio, horizontal cedar fence with built in planters and bench with storage. Overhead cafe string lights and a pendant fixture allow this family to enjoy their garden after dark. Low maintenance flowering perennials and grasses as well as herbs and vegetables fill the planted areas.
Bluestone Irving Park
Bluestone Irving Park
KD LandscapeKD Landscape
The fire bowl doubles as a table during the summer months. Dimensional steppers connect one patio space to the other. Photography by Larry Huene Photography. Landscape design by John Algozzini.
Hardscapes
Hardscapes
Capital StoneworksCapital Stoneworks
Our St. Helen Limestone cut into pavers and treads for the lower and upper patios.
This is an example of a small classic back patio in Chicago with natural stone paving.
Our Projects
Our Projects
CHRISTIE DUSTMAN & COMPANY INC.CHRISTIE DUSTMAN & COMPANY INC.
Parking and patio areas were competing for prominence which left our homeowner with no privacy from the street. This planting berm baffles the view of the parking area and the street which allows you to sink into greenery and grasses.
Mill Valley Cottage to Home Transformation
Mill Valley Cottage to Home Transformation
Jetton Construction, Inc.Jetton Construction, Inc.
This property was transformed from an 1870s YMCA summer camp into an eclectic family home, built to last for generations. Space was made for a growing family by excavating the slope beneath and raising the ceilings above. Every new detail was made to look vintage, retaining the core essence of the site, while state of the art whole house systems ensure that it functions like 21st century home. This home was featured on the cover of ELLE Décor Magazine in April 2016. G.P. Schafer, Architect Rita Konig, Interior Designer Chambers & Chambers, Local Architect Frederika Moller, Landscape Architect Eric Piasecki, Photographer
Mid Century Courtyard Remodel
Mid Century Courtyard Remodel
SCJ Studio Landscape ArchitectureSCJ Studio Landscape Architecture
Already partially enclosed by an ipe fence and concrete wall, our client had a vision of an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings since the space would be shaded by the house in the afternoon. He imagined the space with a water feature, lighting and paving surrounded by plants. With our marching orders in place, we drew up a schematic plan quickly and met to review two options for the space. These options quickly coalesced and combined into a single vision for the space. A thick, 60” tall concrete wall would enclose the opening to the street – creating privacy and security, and making a bold statement. We knew the gate had to be interesting enough to stand up to the large concrete walls on either side, so we designed and had custom fabricated by Dennis Schleder (www.dennisschleder.com) a beautiful, visually dynamic metal gate. The gate has become the icing on the cake, all 300 pounds of it! Other touches include drought tolerant planting, bluestone paving with pebble accents, crushed granite paving, LED accent lighting, and outdoor furniture. Both existing trees were retained and are thriving with their new soil. The garden was installed in December and our client is extremely happy with the results – so are we! Photo credits, Coreen Schmidt
West London Courtyard
West London Courtyard
Karen Rogers at KR Garden DesignKaren Rogers at KR Garden Design
Walpole Garden, Chiswick Photography by Caroline Mardon - www.carolinemardon.com
Inspiration for a small classic courtyard patio in London with brick paving.

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