Ideas for Outdoor Living

Design your dream patio or porch, check out your favorite pools, or steal an idea for dress up your outdoor space.

15 Idea-Filled Patios & Porches

Life on the coast means spending more time outside than in. Create the perfect hangout with ideas from these gorgeous spaces.

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The dining room merges with the outside patio, for a party, when the glass garage wall is rolled up
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Double Your Fun

Maximize square footage by turning two small spaces into one big room.

• Make it easy. This dining room opens in a flash―a garage-style glass door rolls up to transform your intimate gathering into a seaside block party.

• Furnish the space with a crowd in mind. Here, two large dining tables accommodate plenty of food, drink, and friends. Guests can mingle easily and choose more or less shade.

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