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Three Outdoor Rooms in One

By: Barbara Ballinger
November 25, 2014
How do you enjoy outdoor life but have a retreat when weather's too hot or bugs too plentiful? Designers Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods show you how.
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Basic Before

The original deck was small and boring. A stairway led to the lawn and tiny concrete patio.

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Double Decker Outdoor Space

For this outdoor makeover, two outdoor levels became possible because of a room addition: one above and one directly outside. A beautiful pergola over the grilling station adds a Mediterranean touch to this charming outdoor space.

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Upper Level Dining

A large upper-level deck with railing accommodates a small dining table beneath an umbrella. It's the perfect place to enjoy a beverage with friends in the shade.

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Ideal Outdoor Dining

This fabulous outdoor space includes a cooking station with grill, refrigerator and smoker, which is set in stacked stone beside a large dining table. A chandelier hangs from the pergola – a great asset for dining at dusk.

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