So want something like this!
Easy and Inexpensive Ideas for Outdoor Rooms
Maybe something similar to this but different. Ha. Maybe a different type of blocks or something else?
Such a great idea why can't I think of things like this! The homeowner built a clever concrete block bench for only $30. Scrap fabric covers the pillows and the plank that top off this truly brilliant seating area.
I've been thinking about curtains outside and I like it!! When creating an outdoor room, think comfort. For upholstered furniture, use outdoor fabrics and synthetic fill. All-weather curtains cast welcome shade from the sun.
Outdoor cooking is more enjoyable in a kitchenlike environment. However, most kitchen countertop materials don't weather well. Consider natural materials such as stone, granite, or slate. On a tight budget, make forms and pour concrete countertops (shown here) -- you can get creative and set in small stones or other embellishments for detail. Seal concrete twice yearly.
When space allows, add a countertop or island next to the grill to make food prep and service easier. A peninsula works well in this outdoor kitchen. It provides additional seating for outdoor dining that's close enough for the cook to chat with guests, but it keeps people away from a hot grill.