Not every kitchen needs a formal dining table. Ample seating around a coffee table gives this space a comfortable vibe. Eliminate
stress over spills by upholstering with stain-proof fabrics.
• Install acrylic panels over an arbor to prevent downpours from spoiling the fun while allowing plenty of light to flood in on sunny days.
• Paint new brick the same color as existing brick for a seamless look. Using one paint color helps when you can’t match new materials with old.
• Position your kitchen close to the house so you don’t have far to lug groceries and supplies. Or, equip the outdoor room with its own refrigerator, dishwasher, and storage space.