Make it Safe
The area near the stairs was unsafe for the family’s young children, so Evans solved two problems with one solution: The built-in dining area gave the family a place to eat and eliminated the wasted space that used to be a safety concern.
Make it Multipurpose
When you need your patio to be multipurpose, a good solution is to create seating areas for each use. This one has a custom sectional for lounging, a custom built-in dining area, a single chair for reading and relaxing and a low-top table for children.
Make it Cozy
Evans says the quickest way to make a space feel cozy is to add textiles like rugs and curtains. Here, she took vinyl shower curtains and sewed the panels together to create a one-of-a-kind drapery look that is also water resistant.