Casual Outdoor Room

Sail-shaped canopies and warm color transform a drab patio into a fabulous outdoor room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionRedwood paneling is installed along the wall of the house to add warmth and to help create a focal point.

All About

The blaring, hot sun is no longer a problem on this patio. Two overlapping sail-shaped canopies not only provide shade, they add privacy and definition to the dining area. A tension bracket is used to pull the metal cables tight, so the canopies won’t blow around in the wind.

The redwood panels are made into a hinged door over the electrical meters, so they can still be easily accessed. Redwood is slightly more expensive than other types of wood, but when treated with an oil-based sealer, its beauty and durability are perfect for this application.

Makeover products

concrete stain: Superdeck – Patina Green and Flagstone (purchased at True Value hardware stores)
paint: Lowe’s Valspar exterior – Sand
table and chairs: Ikea – Tullero
rug: Ikea – Kige
cushions/pillows: Ikea – Greno
planters: Ikea – Huson
wicker chairs: Pier 1 – Martin
sun shade canopy: Costco – Coolaroo Desert Sand