For year-round lounging, this enclosed sitting area boasts candle chandeliers and a fireplace. Filling the fireplace with candles instead of firewood is a great idea for adding light and charm in warm summer months. Choosing Your Porch Style
Covered Patios--Roofline Details The execution of a covered patio’s roof can do much to enhance its level of intimacy. Here, regular placement of beams -- their ends gently carved -- offer a soothing visual ceiling to the rustic-leaning spot. If your covered patio is on the same plane as another paved space or the landscape, use oversize planters -- here, hammered copper -- to create a transition from one zone to the next.