Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday Outdoor Room Project

Hi Everyone and thank you to Susan from A Southern Daydreamer for hosting another Outdoor Wednesday. I thought today I would get your thoughts on a outdoor room. We are taking down this screened in room pictured. It leaked from the day we moved into the home. Apparently it was never constructed properly. So after 10 years of living with rain come inside the room we decided to dismantle it

We have several options for a new outdoor area that we would like.

We would really like a room similar to this but alas it is too costly. Beautiful but not really in our budget right now.So we are hoping to have an outdoor patio arbor/pergola type structure. What do you think? Something along this design less curves with some sort of protection from the winds we get here in the evening.

A little larger than this but again we need a little protection from the winds coming in at night bringing with it the fog from the ocean. It is kinds of weird, if you have never been in San Francisco before.
Sorry for the late post and thanks for visiting. Hope to see you again soon. Don't forget to stop by Susan, A Southern Daydreamer for more outdoor inspirations.


  1. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Sofia! How exciting! I would love to close in our deck! I can't wait to hear what you decide to do! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  2. I really like the last picture! I'm assuming the shutters open and can be closed when those evening winds pick up. The wood is warm and inviting, looks like a perfect place for a little wine and cheese.

    I love San Francisco, especially the restaurants!

  3. Wow, a big decision isn't it. good luck with your project. Please share with us the after.


  4. That last would be perfet... and would look great with all sorts of fantastic flowers.

    Make sure and take before and after shots.


  5. a nice patio would be great.

  6. Fun ideas, it would be hard to choose, they all look great. Let us see what you do! I used to come to SF to market, a very fun city to visit, of course we did all the touristy things, trolley, painted ladies street, bridge, Alcatraz (sp) ect.

  7. How exciting to see the backyard transformed with this soon to be new addition! Your ideas all look fantastic and any of the options you showed would look fantastic!!! If only money were no object and you could put together elements from ALL the photos! I think we all need to plant a money tree and just make it happen! hee hee

    Thanks so much for all your help last week at my parents home! You did SO very much and I so appreciate it Sofia! Thank you! Thank you!

    By the way, the draperies arrived!!! Whoo hooo...the rods are still in the U-Haul though arriving later today!

    Happy Thursday to you my friend! With lots of love,
    Denise :-)

  8. You have an adventure ahead of you. It will be fun to plan. Have a wonderful day.

  9. Sophia!
    I loved the last picture. Looks as though the shutters open and close. Should help with the winds, but will they be strong enough? I have never been to San Francisco. Live in the desert and when we get wind, we get wind. Going into our monsoon season. Thanks for sharing. Sherry