Spectacular outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living spaces grow to accommodate our evolving lifestyles


A spacious porch built for a Homearama® home. Builder: Daniels Homes, A Maestro Company; Architect: Norris & Dierkers Architects/Planners, Inc.; Landscapers: Seiler's Landscaping; Interior designers: Interiors by Nancy Paul and Julie Bell

Porch reflects the Tudor style of a home. Contractor: The Howland Group, LLC; Architect: Mary Cassinelli

Rough-sawn cedar beams arch dramatically over this terrace, which includes a striking limestone fireplace, to create an enchanting outdoor dining area in Powell. Design: Landfare Ltd.



Lush landscape surrounds this shaded patio. Design,construction and louvered roof patio cover: Distinctive Patios

Guests here can enjoy a shaded patio, complete with outdoor kitchen. Contractor: Jim Niehaus Construction; Louvered roof patio and solar screens: Distinctive Patios

A wood-burning fireplace with its soaring stone chimney provides a visual anchor for this spacious outdoor living space in Dublin. Architect: Richard Taylor, AIA, RTA Studio; Contractor: Phillips Custom Builds; Landscaper: Five Star Landscape Group



This patio creates an inviting space to get away from the heat. Contractor: Neal's Design Remodel; Designer: Bob Voigt, Neal's Design Remodel; Landscaper: Werbrich's Landscaping

This patio comes with something for every occasion, a dining table for casual meals and a quaint gathering area at the opposite end of the room. Architects: Ken Bowerman and Mary Cassinelli; Builder: Core Resources, Inc.; Landscaping: Botanics

A tired deck was removed from this Loveland home and replaced with this inviting three-season screened-in porch. Contractor: Robert Lucke Remodeling; Lumber: McCabe Lumber; Flooring: Timbertech; Screens: Screeneze, Seuberling Co.; Fireplace and stone surround: Fireside Hearth & Home; Sound system: Multisource Home Electronics



This covered outdoor living space, complete with a fireplace, provides ample room for relaxation and plenty of yard space for playing in the sun. Designer and contractor: Nicholson Builders; Landscaper: Daniel’s Landscaping LLC

A petite pergola with a swing for two creates the perfect "night out." Landscaping, hardscapes and pergola: Townescapes; Swing: Nags Head Hammocks

A six-sided outdoor gazebo comes equipped with a complete outdoor kitchen, fireplace, television and lounging area. Contractor: Neal's Design Remodel; Designer: Bob Voigt, Neal's Design Remodel; Landscaper: Mario Vargas Landscaping



Metal, wood and stone meet in this expansive pavillion in Worthington Hills. Design: Riepenhoff Landscape, LTD; Landscape and hardscape: Riepenhoff Landscape, LTD; Pavillion construction: JSB Home Solutions

This rustic cedar pavilion looks right at home tucked into the woods and lush green landscape. Contractor: The Site Group; Landscape designer: Ben Bayer, The Site Group; Plant supplier: Studebaker Nurseries; Stone: Dutch Quality Weather Ledge; Pavilion: Timber-framed rough sawn cedar; Flooring: Unilock Beacon Hill flagstone

This pavilion, though close to the house, is surrounded by woods, but that doesn't mean it's cut off from the modern world. Contractor: Neal's Design Remodel; Designer: Bob Voigt, Neal's Design Remodel; Landscaper: Werbrich's Landscaping



A pavilion-style pool house shades a large dining space, bar area and outdoor seating area. Pool house concept design: Gayle A. Frazer and Associates; Addition concept design: LBH Design; Contractor: Noll Builders; Plants and installation: Tepe Landscape; Stone masonry: Land and Stone; Stamped concrete: Townscapes; Pool: Klimat Master Pools

This elegant pergola uses all of the elements typically found in the classic style. Design: Architectural Landscape Design, Inc.; Landscaping: Jamie Fox Landscaping, Inc.; Pergola:Bolyard Custom Woodworks

A beautiful stone fireplace and comfortable seating serve as the anchors in this covered patio. Contractor: Prime 1 Builders; Hardscapes: Pittsburgh Stone & Waterscapes



Separate from the main house, this pavilion feels like a private retreat in the woods. Contractor: Neal's Design Remodel; Designer: Bob Voigt, Neal's Design Remodel; Landscaper: Werbrich's Landscaping

Just a stone's throw away from the swimming pool, this patio serves as another way to stay cool. Contractor: Neal's Design Remodel; Designer: Bob Voigt, Neal's Design Remodel; Landscaper: Werbrich's Landscaping

Stacked stone columns show strong support for this covered patio. Landscape designer: Jennifer Barlow, Outside Influence Landscape Design Group Contractor: John Hill Construction Hardscapes: Bud Jones and Sons



A well-equipped outdoor kitchen sports a stylish cover complete with a metal roof that adds audio ambiance on a rainy day. Design and construction: Peabody Landscape Group

This pavilion features a louvered roof that offers sun when you want it and shade when you need to be protected from the elements. Contractor: Adjustable Patio Covers-NE, LLC.; Designer: Peter Carlino; Pavilion: Arcadia Louvered Roof

Lush landscaping, colorful hanging planters and a soothing fountain establish the elegant setting around this pavilion. Contractor: Fifthroom.com; Pavilion: 12x12-foot treated pine



Pavilion follows a Japanese-inspired theme. Pavilion design and installation: Tepe Environmental Services; Patio furniture: Watson's; Large tree installation: Natorp's

A seemingly simple structure turns a home for a grill and storage space into a charming focal point for this Columbus residence. Design: Behal Sampson Dietz

This Centerville backyard pavilion offers all the comforts of home—a kitchen, dining table, seating area and plenty of flat screen televisions to watch the game. Contractor: Jason Schell, Custom Outdoor Structures; Pavilion materials: Fiberglass columns; Pine tongue and groove ceiling with asphalt shingles; Flooring: Concrete pavers, installed by Tom's Mulch



An expansive pergola in Bellbrook offers respite from the hot sun in the summer and-thanks to the stone fireplace- warmth on a cool evening. Contractor: Paver Planet; Landscape Designer: Dwight Goodin, Paver Planet

An open-air family room with a fireplace as its focal point adds the final dramatic touch to this Dublin back yard, which includes a pool, waterfalls, fountains and a fire bowl. Design: Wood Landscape Services, Ltd.; Roof structure: Owens Construction

This pergola and accompanying stone landscaping wall help to establish a formal outdoor living space in this Dayton back yard. Contractor: The Site Group; Landscape designer: Ben Bayer, The Site Group; Plant supplier: Studebaker Nurseries; Pergola: Rough sawn cedar with poly post sleeves



In Dayton, a pair of pergolas resting atop massive stone pillars flank the seating area and fireplace, establishing a true outdoor room. Contactor: Paver Planet; Landscape designer: Dwight Goodin, Paver Planet; Torches: Tempest Torch; Flooring: Unilock Rivenstone pavers

This Bexley treehouse pays respect to Mother Nature by protecting the natural elements in the landscape that surrounds the structure. Contractor: Renovations Unlimited; Architect: Gary Alexander

This outdoor bar and kitchen area provides the perfect shaded spot to have a snack and take a break from the day. Contractor: Renovations Unlimited; Architect: Gary Alexander



This cozy covered porch in Springboro includes an inviting wood burning fireplace and private views of the back yard. Builder: Jenny Diorio, R.L Diorio Custom Homes Inc.; Fireplace: Dayton Fireplace Systems; Stone: Snyder Brick & Block

A pergola-covered walkway connects this main residence to a nearby carriage house. Design: Architectural Landscape Design, Inc. Landscaping: Jamie Fox Landscaping, Inc.

The pergola sitting at the head of this pool creates an eye-catching focal point without blocking the view of the surrounding landscape. Landscape architect: Jim Teske, Woodbourne Landscape Architects, Inc.; Deck: Archadeck; Patio, boulder terrace and cedar pergola: Centerville Stone & Brick; Pool: Knickerbocker Pools & Spas



A pergola allows dappled sunlight to filter onto this cozy private deck design. Contractor: J. Francis Company, LLC; Designer: Dave Myers, J. Francis Company, LLC; Deck: Trex Transcend

The natural beauty of this gazebo looks right at home in the bucolic setting. Designer and landscaping: Hap Evans, Allgreen, Inc.; Gazebo: Hemlock, metal roof

A Japanese garden with a ceremonial tea house, adds a nearly mystical quality to this peaceful setting. Design: Edsall & Associates, LLC; Hardscaping and planting: Peabody Landscape Group



Custom-made concrete columns hold up the Western Red Cedar timbers of the pergola in this Bellbrook outdoor living space. Contractor, hardscapes and plant installation: Centerville Landscape and Irrigation; Landscape designer: Tim Ludwig; Plant supplier: Studebaker Nurseries; Pergola: Custom Outdoor Structures; Fireplace: Snyder's

Surrounded by trees, this pergola provides a tranquil setting for gatherings. Design: Wenning Landesign Studio; Installation: Werbich's Landscaping; Walls and pavers: Reading Rock

Visitors to an artists’ retreat in Granville were housed in these charming free-standing Waldenesque cabins and treated to a picturesque landscape bursting with inspiration.



This sprawling outdoor living area flows from a covered patio to an open-air dining area and then down to a lower-level patio. Landscape designer: Jennifer Barlow, Outside Influence Landscape Design Group Contractor: John Hill Construction Hardscapes: Bud Jones and Sons

This porch is accessible throughout the year. Architects: Ken Bowerman and Mary Cassinelli; Builder: Core Resources, Inc.; Landscaping: Botanics

A pair of inviting hammocks offers a quiet respite under this white pergola. Landscape designer: Justin Beall; Landscaper: Beall’s Nursery and Landscaping



Fragrant roses pack a colorful punch around this quaint Huber Heights pergola. Contractor and landscaper: Whispering Creek LLC; Plant and flower suppliers: Jackson & Perkins; Edmunds’ Roses

The covered patio near this swimming pool offers a place for guests to relax and still keep an eye on the action in the pool. Contractor: Mike Niehaus Construction; Louvered roof patio cover and solar screens: Distinctive Patios

Lighting adds interest to a porch. Contractor: The Howland Group, LLC; Architect: Mary Cassinelli



This covered porch serves two purposes: it creates a covered location underneath to park a car, and it serves as a great space for family gatherings. Contractor: The Howland Group, LLC; Architect: Mary Cassinelli

A remote-controlled patio cover allows homeowners to manipulate the amount of sunlight they receive. Design, construction and louvered roof patio cover: Distinctive Patios

Sleek furniture gives this family plenty of room to gather on this patio, while still keeping the area modern. Design, construction and louvered roof patio cover: Distinctive Patios



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