In turbulent times we all need a place to relax and refresh, and that place can be your own backyard. Create a private haven like this one in Champaign, Illinois, featuring gorgeous stone textures, plenty of seating, and moody accent lighting. Creative use of lighting can transform a space for dreamy nights around the fire. The built-in fire pit is encircled with matching benches for a dedicated lounging area, while the large patio provides plenty of entertaining space. Manicured landscaping with its own accent lighting creates a magical atmosphere that surrounds the patio. The grill island acts as a stunning divisor of the space with matching stone finish while providing the needed utility for hosting parties and events.
The outdoor kitchen is the central hub for this outdoor retreat. The "L-shaped" island houses the appliances, provides bar-style seating for outdoor dining and separates the fire pit area from the main patio area. Incorporating the same matching stone finish of the firepit, columns, and built-in seating creates a unified theme that is both rustic and modern. The island is topped with gray stone countertops for plenty of prep, serving, and dining space. A stainless steel Summerset Grills built-in grill anchors one leg of the island with matching dry storage below, while the other portion features a built-in refrigerator with a customized door. Relaxing during the day and enchanting at night, this dreamy backyard has been transformed into a private hideaway to recharge and unwind.