Whether you’re working with a cramped condo balcony or a sprawling backyard, it’s important to create zones within your space — just as you would indoors. Designer Kate Davidson transformed this lakeside patio from drab to fab by defining areas for cooking, lounging and dining. Here she shares some helpful tips on how to design an outdoor space that you can enjoy all summer long.

Video and photography: James Bombales

Producer and editor: Kelsey Pudloski


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