10 Ultimate Backyard Design Projects

The design of your backyard can have a big impact on your outdoor lifestyle. A beautiful, well-designed space provides the perfect setting for outdoor activities with the family or a romantic dinner with loved ones. Whether you prefer a backyard dedicated to dining or for lounging by the pool, you can create an outdoor environment where you’ll love spending time year-round.

ShadeFX compiled a list of 10 projects with the ultimate backyard designs. These clients created the epitome of outdoor living spaces by incorporating outdoor kitchens, dining and living rooms, pools or hot tubs, heating, and of course our retractable shades. Their designs may inspire you to add that extra touch in making your backyard the ultimate staycation getaway.

1. Retractable Canopies, Etobicoke

Retractable Canopies
Retractable Canopies, Etobicoke

A renovated backyard in Etobicoke, Ontario is fully equipped with all the pleasures of true outdoor living. Off of the glass doors is a mini kitchen with a BBQ grill, fridge, and sink. A TV is mounted on the side of the house for viewing from any spot in the yard, and on the opposite side, a generous six-seater table for alfresco dining and a built-in bench for extra seating. Covering the living and dining areas are two custom retractable canopies for sun and rain protection.

2. Freestanding Retractable Canopy, North York

Freestanding Retractable Canopy, North York

A stunning backyard in Toronto, Canada, uses red as its accent colour. The outdoor kitchen with bar seating and formal dining off to the side, provides plenty of areas to sit and eat. The comfy sofas and fire pit sit opposite a large, enclosed pool and jacuzzi. From the well-manicured law to the modern freestanding canopy, this backyard has everything to offer the homeowners and more.

3. Retractable Shades, Burlington

Retractable Shades, Burlington

A large wood grain paver patio in Burlington, Ontario has the perfect set up for a living and dining. The accent pillows and colours add a personal bohemian touch, while the dark tones of the furniture give a modern feel. Overhead kissing retractable canopies protect the entire patio from sun and rain. With limited space for a pool, the homeowners opted for a hot tub protected by a frosted glass privacy wall.

4. Retractable Shade, Brampton

Retractable Shade, Brampton

A custom pool is the center of attention in this backyard in Brampton, Ontario. There are multiple seating options for poolside lounging including a cozy covered area surrounding a large fire pit table. The space is protected by a bright Serge Ferrari Carrot canopy that is both waterproof and fire-retardant. It is the perfect place to relax for a nighttime snuggle around the fire or in the morning during the rainfall. The backyard space is also conveniently outfitted with a dining area and mini kitchen.

5. Retractable Shade, Cape Cod

Retractable Shade, Cape Cod

Overlooking the Namequoit River in Cape Cod, this renovated backyard includes a hot tub, patio, pool and a covered dining area. The expansive backyard has many great spots for the entire family to relax while enjoying the great outdoors. The main gathering spot is the dining area where the homeowners took special care and attention. They erected a large custom pergola and added a versatile retractable shade.

6. Outdoor Kitchen Covers, South Hills

Outdoor Kitchen Covers, South Hills

Outdoor entertainment can be on many levels as shown in this backyard in South Hills, Pennsylvania. The first level is the main hub with an outdoor kitchen, bar with seating, and outdoor television. Two pergolas with retractable shades protect this area from sun and rain. The next level continues with outdoor seating and a direct path to the hot tub. The final tier has a beautiful pond and walking path surrounded by a lush green garden.

7. Retractable Canopies, Langley

Retractable Canopies, Langley

A well-appointed backyard in Langley, BC, has all the elements for optimal outdoor living. The expansive area boasts of unhindered views of the North Shore mountains. The homeowners created a lush park-like feel through the landscaping. Finally, the backyard space is equipped with an outdoor kitchen with bar seating and a lounge area with a fireplace. A large pergola with a retractable shade covers the outdoor dining area. Across the yard, another pergola and shade were customized to cover the homeowner’s hot tub.

8. Retractable Patio Cover, HGTV’s Decked Out

Retractable Patio Cover, HGTV’s Decked Out

Featured on HGTV’s Decked Out show in 2014, this backyard space in Toronto, Ontario was given a designer’s touch. The shaded deck has outdoor seating and lounge furniture around a modern rectangular fire pit. The edge of the deck has a water feature that flows into the pool. For lunch, the homeowners can cook up their grilled favorites at the outdoor kitchen and the family can enjoy the eats either at the formal dining table or at the bar.

9. Retractable Shades, Mississauga

Retractable Shades, Mississauga

For a backyard makeover in Mississauga, the homeowners had plenty of space to create a multilevel outdoor paradise. On the main level balcony, there are a number of places to sit and relax, especially underneath the cool shaded pergola. Down the stairs, the homeowners incorporated multiple areas to lounge by the pool. Back up, on a slightly raised level, is a downstairs dining area. It is a coveted spot for the homeowners and their family, with its large pergola and retractable shade unit.

10. Retractable Canopy, Toronto

Retractable Canopy, Toronto

If space limitation is a concern, then the backyard makeover in Toronto is the ultimate inspiration. This narrow yard packs a big punch with all the needs of homeowners’ outdoor dreams. Off the glass sliding doors is a brilliant deck with an outdoor grill, dining area, and bar seating. The entire area is covered by a unique pergola and custom retractable shade, extending over the hot tub. At the back of the yard are plush outdoor couches and a modern rectangular fire pit for those cozy nights.

With limited or limitless backyard space, our clients were able to create outdoor spaces that top all the charts. Need more inspiration? Check out our full gallery of work or contact our sales team, we’re here to help.

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