Although the winter months are cold, it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the bright winter light on warmer days. Create a welcoming vibe in your outdoor dining area by dressing up chairs with throw blankets your guests can use to snuggle up and keep warm with over a cup of tea or coffee.
The covered lanai off the great room provides the perfect place to entertain and relax outdoors. With an adjacent gourmet grill station, dining space and pool and lounge area, this backyard paradise allows guests to relax in style.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function with an art studio (right), garden, fire pit, hammock and chicken coop (left), as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
The family wanted a stylish outdoor dining room, so designers created this space with seating for six. To help the space function as part of the home's entertainment space, designers included multiple points of entry from the interior spaces to the home's exterior entertaining areas.