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A screen gazebo is an excellent choice for any backyard entertainment area. It protects you and your guests against passing showers and pesky mosquitoes.
Three outdoor rooms and two fireplaces make way for the ultimate space for entertaining. Unite the space by using the same elements in each room whether it's the style of furniture, color scheme of the pillows or repeating accessories.
Lantern-like lighting adds to the ambience of a blazing fireplace to create a romantic flair to this dining area. As summer progresses, a sheltering pergola will bring shade to a popular gathering space.
Simple boxes fulfill two needs at once, providing both patio seating and storage. The seat tops lift up, allowing access to tabletop service, gardening tools, or folding deck furniture. The cushions are made with waterproof fabric for durability.
Cedar is a low-maintenance choice for a sturdy pergola. The wood species' natural oils help it resist rot and other damage. Treatment with a waterproofing sealer every couple of years will extend the cedar's life span and give it a more appealing finish.
A stone-lined fire pit supplies practical and visual warmth to an outdoor living space. Additional river-rock accents add to the outdoor room's rustic flavor. Choose your outdoor furnishings for their ability to stand up to the elements.
Urban living can also mean outdoor living. For a plot perched on a rooftop or upper-story deck, designers are now creating outdoor furniture with urban flair. The stark-white presence of these chairs dress up the cityscape in a way that no redwood picnic table ever could.
Crank up the fun in an outdoor furniture grouping by giving modern-styled Adirondack chairs a colorful finish. Bold tones of red and black create a more contemporary style while softer colors might complement cottage or country garden