If you’re a homeowner, then you probably have a room or space in your home that is your favorite. Maybe it is that great little reading room, new kitchen or enclosed patio room. This latter type of patio room is quickly becoming a new favorite among homeowners because of its flexibility. These types of rooms have been around for quite some time, though they were best known as atriums or sunrooms. There is still a case to be made for calling them by these names, but now the outdoor room is a better name for them. Outdoor rooms are a trend that is more of a recent invention and is making patio living much more enjoyable.
There was a time when covered patios offered nothing more than just a roof to protect you from the elements. They often looked like just an extension of your home’s roofline. This is a perfectly fine structure in its own right. In fact, it is very common among the Ranch style homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. However, what we’re talking about is something quite a bit unique and different than that style.
We are discussing patio cover designs that create a more formal room than just providing a roof overhead. The type of patio cover that we are discussing is something more of a room that is made for the outdoors. So, just like what you might use for any indoor room in your home can now be found outdoors. The key is to make your patio space a more inviting and habitable place to hang out in.
These types of designs are available in a variety of decors and styles to match your home. You can also choose something that is completely different than your home’s style to create an entirely new look. Some ideas for these types of designs are things like a cabana, seaside villa, Mediterranean retreat. What ever type of style, even motif, that you can imagine can be built into your patio cover designs.