Utilize the space you already have. Enclosing and existing deck or patio is quite simple, extremely affordable and great for entertaining. The uses of the new area are endless: breakfast retreat, play room, dinner parties, or just plain relaxing.
The most important factor is the experience of being outdoors with none of the hassle. The bugs are not biting, wind is not blowing out the candles and the rain is not putting a damper on entertaining.
There is actually a new sense of a private getaway in your own backyard. Breathe deep and enjoy the outdoor atmosphere.
Young children can also enjoy the comfort of outside and the protection of home at the same time. Think seriously about utilizing the environment to your advantage.
Benefits to the homeowner: