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Are you ready to create an outdoor room?

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Here is another great example of how an over sized umbrella sets the stage for this outdoor oasis. The striped rug, a pair of wicker chairs and potted flowers create a perfect spot to relax.

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I found this two-in-one deck this week while searching pinterest and absolutely love the pergola attached to the top deck and the cozy inviting extension off the walk out basement.

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Better Homes and Garden

Here is our back porch from last summer. I have some new plans for this porch starting in about a month.

pink + orange deck reveal

Pink + Orange

I don’t know about you but once I finished writing this post and adding all the pictures I found myself a little bummed out that it’s still freezing cold here in Massachusetts and we need to wait another month or so before we can get out any type of patio furniture. How about you, does anyone have ideas of adding an outdoor room to their home?

PS. You might also like our summer covered porch makeover and the start to our pool house makeover.

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9 Comments

  1. Oh so many beautiful inspiration photos, Jessica! I am DYING to get outside. We had our deck restored in the the fall – it’s been a total eyesore for the two summers we’ve lived here – and I can’t wait to make it pretty this year (and of course, sit out there on it with friends and a summer cocktail!!) I tell ya, if I see one more snowflake, Mother Nature and I are going to have a fistfight.

    1. Hey Lisa! I agree, the cold weather needs to go away. I thought we were headed for warmth until today!

  2. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen says:

    One inexpensive way to add a “ceiling” to the top of your pergola or screening to any outdoor room is with that mesh ground cover you can buy by the yard at Lowe’s or Home Depot. It comes in black, tan or green. It’s much cheaper and easier to use than actual metal screening (plus it comes in colors). Just measure it to length, add extra at the edges to wrap around some thin wood strips, then pull taut and nail into your frame. That’s how we screened in our porch and it lasted several years through rain storms and heavy winds in Texas. We used black and it really gave us lots of shade, too. It really helped keep most of the mosquitos out so we could eat dinner on the patio in the evenings all during the spring, summer and into the fall.

  3. Love this whole post! I have the perfect space to do this and I can’t wait until it warms up enough to start working on it! Totally pinning. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great Easter rock star!
    karianne