10 Designer Landscapes

Take your backyard to a new level of luxury with an outdoor kitchen, swim-up bar or to-die-for pergola.

Pergola

Make the most of the view and create an instant gathering place with a pergola. (Photo by Scott Cohen of the Green Scene)

Swim-Up Bar

A shaded swim-up bar is perfect for serving hamburgers for the kids — or cocktails for adults. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene)

Multi-Tasking Patio

Divide your patio and yard into separate areas, such as a seating lounge and a private pool, to accomodate groups of 3 or 4 people. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene)

Outdoor Fireplace

Use your patio even in cool weather by installing an outdoor fireplace. This one also stores stereo equipment and extra firewood. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene)

Fire Pit

Installing a fire pit next to the pool creates an inviting focal point and makes the area usable even in cooler weather. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene

Hot Tub

Why settle for an old-school, wooden spa when you can have a beautifully tiled work of art? (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene)

Outdoor Kitchen

Design the perfect outdoor kitchen for those fun nights of barbecuing poolside under the stars. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene)

Raised Flower Beds

Add a raised bed at the end of a low wall to define the space and amp up the color. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene)

Bridge and Creek

Give your backyard a bit of Zen style with a meandering creek and a pretty, arched bridge. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene)

Painted Concrete

A stained patio anchors your backyard color scheme; here, the warm golden hue complements the orange fabric and blue planters. (Photo and Design by Kerry Burt)

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