Do provide shade. Intense afternoon sunshine can drive you indoors if it bakes your patio. Adding a pergola or canopy above a seating or dining area of your outdoor living space can help you create a cool respite.,Outdoor Patio by Trip Haenisch
Porch and Patio Design Inspiration - Southern Living Appalachian Round Porch A drink ledge around this circular porch gives you a place to sip a cup of cocoa or favorite brew. Hanging candle lanterns can be lit during evening outdoor entertaining.
Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm, Photographed by Nancy Nolan for Home in Arkansas Magazine www. A wall of shutters screens the sun from the lower porch, which is adjacent to the parlor and is a favorite al fresco gathering spot.