Relieved of its tin roof and doors, this old four-bay carriage house was reincarnated as an expansive open-air, outdoor living space. Original stone walls and a lush growth of wisteria atop a new rafter pergola create a rustic connection to th
I'm going to pin this and put it on my "honey do" list. A pergola offers sun protection without blocking breezes, while its open sides frame the view and establish a sense of enclosure. This pergola was custom-made, but DIYers can build one from a kit.
Space-Saving Bench: similar to how banquette seating saves space in a small kitchen, a built-in bench is perfect for a small patio because it doesn't require extra space for chairs around the dining table.