Reinvent Your Outdoor Living Space

It has been several years since designing stylish, functional outdoor living spaces became the trendy thing to do. The size of decks and patios have increased to make them a more spacious outdoor entertainment area. The decorative details and comfort level of these outdoor living areas continues to rise to new heights.

If you’re among the many people who’ve added a deck or patio to your home, you’ve probably become very fond of the benefits that space offers. However, there’s also the possibility that you’re yearning for something more. That something more could be outdoor wicker club chairs but there are other things you can do to revitalize this space. If you have ample space to expand a deck or patio, that’s great. But, if expansion isn’t a possibility, reinvention of your present outdoor living space is certainly an option worth considering.

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Screened Porch

When you begin looking for reinvention ideas, a photo gallery of ideas such as the one found at Archadeck Outdoor Living, is an excellent resource. To reinvent your current patio, you could transform it into a screen porch. By screening in the area, you’ll have an exterior room that you can use as a family room, dining room or combination of purposes. You don’t have to worry about annoying insects when you have a screened area. There’s also more privacy on a screened porch that there is on an open patio. You might want to leave a portion of your patio space as it is and reinvent a larger portion of it by screening it in.


A sunroom is a great way to reinvent a portion of your outdoor living space. You could enclose a patio area or add a sunroom above a basement walkout, if your home design permits that. It’s helpful to seek advice from design consultants when you’re planning to add a sunroom to your home. A professional sunroom builder maryland in this field can help you design a sunroom that is an extension of your home. They can help you create a design that is compatible with the goals, intentions and usage plans you have for the room.

When you can no longer expand your outdoor living space, enclosing a patio or deck is a fantastic way to reinvent a space you’re bored with. If you’re just getting started on an outdoor living project, a deck or sunroom would be a great starting point that you could expand on in a variety of ways.

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31 thoughts on “Reinvent Your Outdoor Living Space

  1. My outdoor could use a little sprucing up. Actually it could use a lot of sprucing up. These are awesome ideas.

  2. I would LOVE to have either a screened in porch or a sunroom. We would have to build a deck first for either one though. Since neither of us is handy, it just hasn’t happened yet. We’re planning on moving in the next year or so, and guess what’s on my list? Yep, a porch or sunroom!

    1. So would I! My parents have one and are out there constantly! They can enjoy the heat without the bugs!

  3. That house looks great! Just looking at it gives me the feeling of relaxation. I think I need a sunroof now.

  4. Beautiful ideas! Outdoor living areas are all the rage. I’d be happy with even a yard at this point. Our little townhouse is pretty compact :-(.

  5. living room outside look was very cool . i think its more relaxing to be there plus the beautiful view

  6. I screened patio would be a good idea since it gives you the view and the comfort without the insects in the area. It would also be easier to clean and avoid accumulation of dust.

    1. Yeah, didn’t think about that. I have to clean off all the tables outside before we eat on them. If it was screened, I’d probably need to do that less.

  7. If I ever get to build my own house I would love a porch and a sun room to relax in. My aunt has a sun room and it’s such a calming space, almost like being outdoors, only inside 🙂

  8. Can I have that porch built on to the back of my house PLEASE! That is gorgeous! We just bought a house and at some point we will be adding a porch to it!

  9. These are great ideas to reinvent your outdoor living space. I would so love a sunroom because it could even be used in the winter months. It is something to think about for my deck. Thanks for sharing.

  10. We actually just upgraded our patio last weekend! We added some privacy fencing panels making a “sitting area’ off of the back door that the dogs, etc. couldn’t get to – it’s quite a lovely area and was very easy to create.

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