Three Outdoor Rooms in One
How do you enjoy outdoor life but have a retreat when weather's too hot or bugs too plentiful? Designers Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods show you how.
The original deck was small and boring. A stairway led to the lawn and tiny concrete patio.
Double Decker Outdoor Space
For this outdoor makeover, two outdoor levels became possible because of a room addition: one above and one directly outside. A beautiful pergola over the grilling station adds a Mediterranean touch to this charming outdoor space.
Upper Level Dining
A large upper-level deck with railing accommodates a small dining table beneath an umbrella. It's the perfect place to enjoy a beverage with friends in the shade.
Ideal Outdoor Dining
This fabulous outdoor space includes a cooking station with grill, refrigerator and smoker, which is set in stacked stone beside a large dining table. A chandelier hangs from the pergola – a great asset for dining at dusk.
From this screened porch, you can see that the floor of this cooking/dining terrace is paved in flagstone to provide a low-maintenance surface that won’t need re-grouting or cleaning.
This transitional outdoor space was screened and fitted with a fan to be a retreat on hot days. It’s used almost nine months of the year for reading and relaxing.