Debbie Blair
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For on-grade or slightly raised decks, a built-in bench can serve as a low railing, defining the area while providing space-efficient seating. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Like the idea of the benches here for our deck .For on-grade or slightly raised decks, a built-in bench can serve as a low railing, defining the area while providing space-efficient seating.

Outdoor seating.  Shown in a public area, but could work in a big yard or garden.

Image 5 of 8 from gallery of UrbanEdge / Gustafson Guhrie Nichol. Gus Planters, Jessie Rail, Bernie Bar Height Seats, Courtesy of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and Landscape Forms

(bench seating to make best use of a small deck) - we have a similar shape area at the back of the house but I don't think it's as wide - still, food for thought!_

Even if you have a small yard, you still design a small patio that will be functional for entertaining, relaxing, and living, as well as beautiful. Use these design ideas if you want turn a tiny place behind your house into something cozy and relaxing.

I'm going to make a gabion bench at The Ridge. I've collected heaps of rocks and just have to make the cage and find some timber for the top.

Gabion bench at The Ridge. I've collected heaps of rocks and just have to make the cage and find some timber for the top.

Small courtyard ideas--might consider having courtyard flowers match potted plants inside.

Small courtyard ideas--might consider having courtyard flowers match potted plants inside. like the flowers behind bench idea

DIY corner bench around the firepit:31 Insanely Cool Ideas to Upgrade Your Patio This Summer

DIY corner bench around the firepit. Loving the lights under the benches 31 Insanely Cool Ideas to Upgrade Your Patio This Summer