27 Apr Outdoor Rooms
A combination of new materials with architectural salvage and garage-sale finds creates this truly one-of-a-kind and low-cost patio. By having a tree-covered area right outside the walk out basement, it serves as the patio site. The homeowner built a retaining wall and used crushed-limestone fill to level the steeply sloped space.
The homeowner created a cozy space out on his porch. By fabricating a fireplace outside, he was able to have a cozy fire in the fall and winter months. In the spring and summer, by placing multiple candles in a tier pattern, it resulted in the same ambiance, while keeping the heat at bay.
Big on style, low on budget
This outdoor room looks expensive, but that’s just what the homeowner wants you to think. Inexpensive reclaimed barn table, lots of foliage, stream of lights, and an assortment of chairs from a local flea market, makes this space look funky and fun.
Concrete steppers laid in gravel create a cute pathway that connects the outdoor room to the back of the house. By covering the yard with gravel, the homeowner has very little yard maintenance to deal with, giving him more time to enjoy the fruits of his labor.