The 10 Most Popular Decks and Patios So Far in 2022

10. Coastal Retreat

This well-appointed deck, designed by architecture firm sk7 Design Studios as part of a complete remodel of the homeowner’s childhood home, takes advantage of its sunny coastal locale in Carlsbad, California. Cushy furniture faces a fireplace and TV beneath a white pergola. A steel cable railing preserves the ocean views. 

Board-and-batten paneling behind the TV and light brick details elevate the space and tie in with the home’s modern farmhouse feel.

9. Clean-Lined Contemporary 

For this covered patio in Austin, Texas, Meredith Owen Interiors brought the comforts of home outside with an outdoor TV, fireplace and comfy lounge furniture. Black accents and a mix of materials and textures bring interest to the clean-lined, uncluttered space.

8. Concrete Curves

Visitors to this Santa Cruz, California, backyard by K & D Landscaping have many seating options, but it’s this curved concrete bench that really draws attention. The poured-in-place seat surrounds a concrete fire pit, which has a ledge to warm one’s feet or set down a drink. 

Potted low-water plants frame the bench, using the steps of the TimberTech deck to add height. The smooth finished concrete pavers sit nicely on artificial turf and complete the circle created by the bench.

7. Southwest Sophistication

Here’s another example of an indoor-outdoor space extending the feeling of the interior into the open air. Stacked stone, rich earth tones and colorful wall art lend contemporary Southwest style to this Santa Fe, New Mexico, space by Design Directives. The outdoor living room faces a dramatic fire feature and TV and opens to a spectacular landscape view.

6. Beach Beauty

Darci Hether New York designed this inviting porch in Westhampton Beach, New York, with family get-togethers in mind. Plenty of seating options means guests can spread out and relax. Outdoor cushions and throws boost the comfort level. The color palette of blue, gray and cream (with a punch of yellow from a beach cruiser) reinforces the coastal location while also tying in with interior design elements.

5. California Cool

A clean-lined fireplace anchors this outdoor Los Angeles lounge by Pure Salt Interiors. The warm cream finish coordinates with creamy outdoor cushions and joins rich wood furniture and warm tile paving to create an elegantly casual California style. String lights overhead add a cool vibe when the sun goes down.

4. Smooth Transition

Sliding glass doors open up completely to connect this shaded patio in Orange County, California, to an open-plan dining room and kitchen. The patio, from Patterson Custom Homes, feels like an extension of the indoors, with the colors and furnishings complementing the interior French Country-inspired decor and design.

3. Statement Piece

Wood envelops this covered San Francisco-area lounge by Envision Landscape Studio — from the decking to the wall paneling to the ceiling — and creates the feeling of a cozy outdoor room. A gray sectional sofa anchors the space, surrounded on three sides by lush garden views. 

As with many of the other projects on this top 10 list, the yard also shows off design details and features you could expect to see indoors, including the statement pendant lamp, live-edge wood coffee table and built-in TV and fireplace combo.

2. Backyard Bar

This backyard pool house, located in another area of the Orange County, California, outdoor space featured above, has sliding windows that connect a bar — and drinks and snacks station — to the surrounding deck and pool.

1. Indoor-Outdoor Flow

In Austin, Texas, this modern farmhouse by Younger Homesfeatures an entertaining-friendly pass-through window that connects the kitchen to the backyard deck. A row of black stools tuck under a countertop, allowing family members and guests to pull up a seat and receive drinks and food right from the kitchen — or pass dirty dishes back inside. It also lets the cook in the kitchen feel connected with the party outside.

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