Outdoor Entertaining Ideas & Summer Party Planning

Essentials for Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Room

Whether you're entertaining or catching up on some R&R, there are certain aspects of an outdoor room that can make it that much more enjoyable. Check out our must-haves to make your space the most lived-in room outside the house.

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Stylish and Private

Depending on how close your home is to your neighbors, privacy screens may be an important investment, especially if you frequently entertain or use your outdoor space often. When updating this spacious back deck, designer John Gidding made the homeowners' privacy a top priority by installing a tall, vertical screen with shelves behind an entertaining lounge area. The screen offers shade and keeps the space open but blocks views from surrounding homes. Plus, its architectural build adds a cool and contemporary design statement to the space.

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