We needed a backyard
patio or do you call it a porch?
One that we could use all year round...
In the NW weather one can never count on
a clear day for a party
and this is a
One of the first things we wondered after
getting this house was why there was no
~outdoor living spaces~
just enough concrete for a table and chairs
The first order of business
was to have a covered patio...
Well actually the first thing we did was
this house was pink
when we moved in..
yes I said
even the concrete patio was
see it in the picture below?
The contractor who built this home
lives in our development
so we got a bid from him to do our project
and got started...
I remember him asking
why we wanted an
"we live in the Pacific NW where it is always cold"
~this is not California~
I said ....
~We would all like to think we live in California~
I remember feeling like I was sitting outside in a hole
the side of the home was surrounding us at over 30 feet high
take a look at how little that BBQ looks
This whole project I get to take credit for
We had come from spending winters in California
and everyone does up their outside
My bench above has seats that lift open
and store stuff
I always wanted a banquet in my kitchen
That is the dining room window
Well this is the Hubs kitchen
and he got to pick out everything in here
even the granite
this gets used all year round
Almost 3 months of work here
The perfect little TV area
We decided against a real wood burning fireplace
as there would be too much smoke...
We have a real one in Montana that proves this point
This is just a flip of a switch and
I love this outdoor table
it was on end of the season clearance
the bench was gone
so the contractors made a bench that matched
the built in one
Some friends tell us this is their
favorite part of our home
oh and that contractor said
"we knocked it out of the ballpark here"
he will never build another home without an
~outdoor living space~
It's a great place to sit and relax by
or entertain guests
Now come on weather
we want to
Speaking of partys
I'm headed to