10 Ways to Create an Outdoor Living Room


Add a Roof

Sunny days are hot days, and the best antidote to the noon sun blazing overhead is a little sheltering shade. If your outdoor room has an awning or other type of full or partial roof, it will be more convenient to use during the hottest part of the day. When you can't install a permanent roof, try adding a retractable awning or even a large umbrella that can be opened and closed as needed. You might also want to consider enclosing your outdoor room in a steel frame gazebo complete with mosquito netting. It's a fast and relatively inexpensive ($500 or less) way to install a partially protected outdoor living space in a few hours.