Since we live in Florida much attention and time are spent outdoors year round. Right now our back yard is really sad and scary but the goal is to make it a very nice retreat with clean modern lines. I already showed you pictures of some pool designs that we would like one day in the future but for now we need to take care of the immediate.
We already started by pouring a concrete slab over the existing slab where our tiki bar is in the same color as the floors in the garage. We also plan to re-do the bar counter tops with concrete as well. The terrace is currently a terra cotta paver that doesn't go with anything we have both inside and out. We plan to chip that out and do something with wood and concrete together which will eventually also extend accross the pool deck.
Here are some pictures of some modern backyards and terraces that have what we're looking for:
Below are pictures of our tiki hut with the concrete slab. I am aware that a tiki hut is not a typical contemporary feature, but it was already here and has a built in kitchen so we are working with what we've got and making it work!