Protect Outdoor Furniture
Protect your patio furniture by adding a roof to extend the seasons for outdoor entertaining. Corrugated plastic and waterproof parachute fabric allow this party space to be used in spring, summer, and fall. Red pillows, Chinese lanterns, and a Moroccan tea table set a festive mood.
Outdoor Living Space
A screen gazebo is an excellent choice for any backyard entertainment area. It protects you and your guests against passing showers and pesky mosquitoes.
A circular fireplace and plush patio chairs draw people for a relaxing evening under a canopy of trees.
Outdoor Living Space Makeover
It's tea for two in a secluded spot on the patio. Imagine such a setting as a place for quiet conversation accompanied by the gentle music of a tiered fountain. A bamboo screen purchased from a home center masks an air-conditioning unit.
Elegant Outdoor Dining
Three outdoor rooms replaced an original deck that barely provided space for a table for four. Now:
? Gray sandstone pavers define the main room, where weatherproof outdoor furniture surrounds a portable fire pit.
? Raised decks made of Western red cedar create lounge spots on each side of the patio.
? A kid-size playhouse stands just steps away.
Outdoor Storage and Seating
A wire chandelier lit with candles gives a romantic flair to this dining area. A fireplace warms cool evenings, and easy-care outdoor furniture keeps maintenance low. As summer progresses, a sheltering canopy of green will grow across the trellis arching above the table.
Outdoor Dining Area with Pergola
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.
Urban Patio Furniture
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.
Patio Furniture with Color
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 steely presence of this table and stools dresses up the cityscape in a way that no redwood picnic table ever could. Other urban furniture options include bistro and bar sets.
Crank up the fun in an outdoor furniture grouping by giving Adirondack chairs a colorful finish. Set against a blue fence, this arrangement of colorful Adirondacks pumps up the color volume.