I agree with this quote to an extent. I’m the type to make sure something is done right, but sometimes to get stuff done, it can also be “good enough”. There’s a fine balance between a perfectionist and being productive.
There Are Two Ways to Do Something … the Right Way, and Again
This winter seems to be taking forever to switch over, especially since we’ve been dumped with more snow than I can remember. Many of us in northern climates feel the same way, desperate for summer, or even weather in the upper 50′s! I’m looking forward to transforming our backyard into a serene space. The main area of focus is a deck or patio that is great for relaxing and entertaining. Here is a collection of ideas I have. Some of the spaces and pools may not be realistic, but bits and pieces are. This is what inspires me.
Backyard Deck & Patio Inspiration
beautiful wood deck with fireplace, overhead heater and built in benches
patio with white beams, strung lights, California feel. Love the plants and dark wood floor in contrast to the white house/beams.
The strung lights look amazing and the pool is so clean looking. Love the palm trees in planters and the teak wood furniture.
nice outdoor setup with benches, table, and strung lights. cool for a separate oasis in addition to a deck.
love the privacy, the slate, high walls, and perfect green landscape make this look very stately.
white brick fireplace, slate patio. simple outdoor space. love the white picnic table too.
cool pergola and nice gravel surround and stone work
ignore everything but the deck and this looks cool. I like the idea of building a jacuzzi into a deck. and i like the trees hanging over the deck. Also, the steps and stonework are nice.
this deck material is beautiful and simple. I think it’s a mahogany deck. I like how it goes right up to the uncut grass.
i love the idea of a built in pool. not a huge one, just a small square, simple soaking tub that can be heated in the winter… deck goes right up to it.
I love this narrow deck and simple pool. perfect. reminds me of little compton, rhode island style.
i like the steps and built in planters / benches on this deck. Not so much the colors or anything else.
love this white pergola, picnic table and decking. nice how it’s attached to the house with a deck above it. could do this with a master bedroom.
just because you have a small deck doesn’t mean it can’t look beautiful. I love the plans and steps.
i love the idea of this privacy wall made out of wood, attached to the deck
pergola with vines
small deck with Adirondack chairs
nice deck material and L shaped deck seating
wow, this pool and stone surround look amazing.
all I like here is the built in jacuzzi and deck. Not so much the fence etc..
white pergola with light gray deck, steps down to yard
nice covered patio, coastal look with beams
spa like back yard. love the stone, deck, and plants
love the low deck, plants, stone and plants surrounding it
love the dark harmony deck, with white trim and blue accents
awesome little garden area, compact
love the plants, fireplace, and concrete wall with bright green grass accent
rustic and simple deck
amazing pool and deck setup. I love the stairs down tot he pool and the deck. the smaller sized pool is perfect. the clean lines and slate look great.
cool idea for a fire pit, but too small for the huge fires i have.
love the privacy wall, plants, seating and decking
awesome idea for built in deck accent lighting. I also love the plants as another barrier
plant wall with nice stonework, nice seating area and a gas fire pit on this patio
love the lights
nice eating area on this patio with strung lights. dark concept.
my dream pool and deck. simple and clean.
this deck and landscape look awesome. love the trees built next to it.