7 Multi-Functional Backyard Design Ideas To Relax And Take In Some Fresh Air

Neat patio with sitting area

If you have a backyard, you can make it more functional and useful for your daily life.

The best thing about having a backyard, whether small or large, is you can have more opportunities to create a cozy outdoor place to relax and enjoy surrounding nature from your own home. You can also transform your backyard into a family gathering place.

There are many ways to create a multi-functional backyard for your home. Having a cozy seating area in your backyard by adding some comfy outdoor furniture will be a great idea. Adding a fire pit in the middle of the seating area also can help you to create a warm ambiance.

We have gathered some multi-functional backyard design ideas below to help you to find the best inspiration for your own backyard. Check them out.

1. Old Orchard by BMA Architects

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The first multi-functional backyard design idea comes from Old Orchard by BMA Architects. This awesome home has a cozy backyard with complete facilities. There is a swimming pool complete with lounge chairs on its deck. The outdoor living and dining area offers a cozy place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

Photographer: JOSHUA MCHUGH


2. Los Altos New Residence by Outer Space Landscape Architects and Klopf Architecture

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Los Altos New Residence by Outer Space Landscape Architects and Klopf Architecture has a multi-functional backyard design idea perfect for your big backyard. Besides a swimming pool, there is also a cozy seating area with a fire pit. One also can sit and enjoy the backyard view from the deck.

Photographer: Mariko Reed


3. ACK House by Studio AG Architecture

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The multi-functional backyard design idea in ACK House by Studio AG is not only about creating an entertainment place but also getting the house owner close to nature. Completed with outdoor dining, living, and kitchen, one can sit on the pool lounge chair on the pool deck to take some fresh air.

Photographer: Ricardo Bassetti


4. The Lookout – Mountain Home by rowland+broughton

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The Lookout – Mountain Home by rowland+broughton has a multi-functional backyard design idea for you who love being in nature. This big house has a big outdoor area complete with a seating area, a garden, a fire pit, outdoor dining, and deck lounge chairs.

Photography: Brent Moss, Steve Mundinger


5. Ferry Road by Blaze Makoid Architecture

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Taking full advantage of the outdoors is the multi-functional backyard design idea in Ferry Road by Blaze Makoid Architecture. The house itself is designed as open as possible to capture the outdoor views. The big backyard is complete with a swimming pool, outdoor dining, a big fire pit, and a cozy seating area.

Photographer: Joshua McHugh


6. House Mosi by Nico van der Meulen Architects

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The multi-functional backyard design idea in House Mosi by Nico van der Meulen Architects is about creating a romantic ambiance when night comes. Completed with a swimming pool and an outdoor seating area, small outdoor lights are also put on some spots in this backyard to create a pretty and romantic look at night.

Image Source: Nico van der Meulen Architects


7. Laurel Hills Residence by Assembledge+

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Laurel Hills Residence by Assembledge+ has a warm ambiance, inviting everyone who sees it to sit and relax. This house has a big seating area complete with a fire pit for its multi-functional backyard. There is also outdoor dining and a swimming pool in this backyard.

Photographer: Matthew Millman

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