Who needs a cottage with an outdoor oasis like this? Designer Erin Feasby of Feasby & Bleeks Design shares her lush, spacious backyard, complete with an outdoor kitchen, hot tub and fire pit. Get her tips for creating a family-friendly outdoor environment that’s both relaxing for adults and fun for kids.

Erin’s design incorporates different levels, with a raised patio acting as an extension of the indoor family room. A dining table is close to the kitchen for easy entertaining, while a pergola atop the space adds romance. A comfortable seating area with an umbrella overlooks the hot tub, which functions year-round and gets more use than a pool. The outdoor kitchen features a large barbecue and cabinetry that allows for a generous countertop for buffet-style meals. On the lower patio, a river-rock fireplace offers a cozy place to lounge and entertain. Beautiful blue fabrics with paisley and trellis patterns tie the modern-meets-traditional look together.