Blog Cabin: Charming Outdoor Spaces

Discover serenity by visiting these relaxing outdoor spaces from past DIY Blog Cabins.

Photo By: Jeffery Romaniuk

Photo By: Crystal Martin

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Photo By: Crystal Martin

Photo By: Crystal Martin

Blog Cabin 2009

Nestled in the woodlands, this inviting front entry complements its surroundings with a front door and shutters crafted from natural wood and white oak.

Blog Cabin 2009

The side porch features a small seating area and an outdoor kitchen, perfect for grilling in the summer.

Blog Cabin 2009

The home's great room opens out to a spacious rear deck, where a synthetic wicker dining table offers an entertainment venue for guests.

Blog Cabin 2009

A cozy seating area — complete with wood-burning fireplace — provides a more intimate space for after-dinner socializing.

Blog Cabin 2009

A large purple walnut mantel graces the fireplace surround and continues the rustic theme established by deck furnishings.

Blog Cabin 2009

A pergola and built-in bench offer additional seating on the landing below the rear deck.

Blog Cabin 2009

The downstairs patio features a hanging bed furnished with plush cushions in green and earth tones to complement the wooded scenery.

Blog Cabin 2009

An outdoor fireplace heats up the downstairs patio, and a small seating area adjacent to the hanging bed offers guests an additional place to congregate.

Blog Cabin 2009

Stone and wood columns separate the patio from the beautifully landscaped yard.

Blog Cabin 2009

A circular courtyard, furnished with a steel fire pit and cedar benches that double as storage cabinets, provides an additional entertaining space.

Blog Cabin 2009

Located near the patio, this outdoor man cave/covered workshop is stocked with tools and hardware to accommodate the homeowner's big improvement projects.

Blog Cabin 2009

A view from the back patio showcases the home's first-floor deck with a vaulted ceiling.

Blog Cabin 2009

This custom-built treehouse is situated in the woods, and the exterior, including the roofing material, is inspired by the design of Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2008

This Tennessee lakeside home showcases natural stone and wood construction.

Blog Cabin 2008

An outdoor pizza kitchen, complete with a brick oven, adds a unique touch to the outdoor patio area.

Blog Cabin 2008

This outdoor stone fireplace is ideal for chilly nights and provides a focal point for the back deck.

Blog Cabin 2008

An intimate seating area on the back deck features weatherproof furniture and boasts an exceptional view.

Blog Cabin 2008

With a towering fireplace and a view of Tennessee's famed Watts Bar Lake, the living room-style seating area provides a relaxing outdoor getaway.

Blog Cabin 2008

The cabin's master bedroom opens to a quiet side porch that extends from the back deck and offers a small seating area.

Blog Cabin 2008

What better way to relax than with a porch swing and mountain views? The swing on the separated side porch provides a little peace and quiet.

Blog Cabin 2008

A small patio sits off the shore of Watts Bar Lake. Seating options and a fire pit take the entertaining from the deck to the water.

Blog Cabin 2008

An outdoor hot tub, complete with a privacy screen, fills the gorgeous backyard landscaping.

Blog Cabin 2007

The cabin is tucked away in Kinzel Springs, Tenn. A green metal roof and bark siding complete the cabin feel of this Smoky Mountains home.

Blog Cabin 2007

Wicker furniture creates a relaxing seating area in the screened-in back patio.

Blog Cabin 2007

A stone fireplace is visible from the cozy back deck, and the customized deck railings add a unique touch.

Blog Cabin 2007

Surrounded by natural tones and stunning scenery, a bright red porch swing adds a splash of color.