Great ideas for outdoor rooms

Reinvent your yard with a new deck, patio, cottage, dining room, or curl-up space

26 great ideas for decks

Find inspiration for turning a deck into your favorite "room" in the house

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After: Creating usable space
Thomas J. Story

Playroom outdoors

Before this deck went in, this area between the main house and garage was a repository for old appliances and other discards.

Now it's a fun place to relax. The wicker chairs, seashell mobiles, and corrugated tin awnings were inspired by the homeowner's vacation in Costa Rica.

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