Our patio has evolved into an outdoor room and an extension of our home


In 1996 we had a small concrete patio. It faced south and was too hot and too small to call it an outdoor room. We added an awning and after a few years made the patio bigger with stone pavers. When the awning rotted we decided to build a roof and the project took off. We ended up with a bigger patio and it's evolved into a space we love!
http://www.thebungalowblog.com/2012/06/the-evolution-of-our-patio.html
With the addition of new comfortable furniture our patio has become our spot for morning coffee and relaxing in the evening. We even watch tv there!
In 2010 this was the patio, http://www.thebungalowblog.com/category/patio
more here, http://www.thebungalowblog.com/2009/10/what-happened-while-i-was-away.html
new furniture
rugs from overstock.com, I can highly recommend these rugs!
This swing was given to us! It's perfect.....nice and long, you can even stretch out on it!
Vintage wrought iron patio set from a yardsale for 25$. Most of the things on the patio are from yardsales or were things we already had. Stand under the small fridge was curbside find. It all came together with paint and fabric.

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  • Sarah
    on Mar 15, 2016

    This is beautiful, love the design

  • John Gregory
    on May 30, 2016

    This post was really helpful as this is where I got the idea for my new patio. It's still being built but I made sure to have a stained concrete overlay on my surface to make it more appealing.

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