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Patio cover ideas – ways to create shelter, shade and privacy in the garden

Homes & Gardens Logo By Jennifer Ebert of Homes & Gardens | Slide 1 of 16:            If the patio furniture idea of your dreams it to create a space that feels like a true outdoor living room, build a patio cover that offers full protection from the elements, like the pitched roof on this patio by designer Tiffany Hinton of Lola Interiors.                                         'The homeowner was looking for a space to take in the beauty of her marsh-front view – while also enjoying comfort from the elements with features like the corrugated metal roof and retractable screens,' explains Hinton. 'In addition to a comfortable sitting porch, this is their summer kitchen, where they often grill and cook – including pizzas in a wood fire oven – but just because it’s outside doesn’t mean it didn’t get the same attention as her coastal Mediterranean interiors. The showstopper here – a custom built metal hood that served as centerpiece for the space, merging form and function." 

Build a pitched roof

If the patio furniture idea of your dreams it to create a space that feels like a true outdoor living room, build a patio cover that offers full protection from the elements, like the pitched roof on this patio by designer Tiffany Hinton of Lola Interiors. 

'The homeowner was looking for a space to take in the beauty of her marsh-front view – while also enjoying comfort from the elements with features like the corrugated metal roof and retractable screens,' explains Hinton. 'In addition to a comfortable sitting porch, this is their summer kitchen, where they often grill and cook – including pizzas in a wood fire oven – but just because it’s outside doesn’t mean it didn’t get the same attention as her coastal Mediterranean interiors. The showstopper here – a custom built metal hood that served as centerpiece for the space, merging form and function." 

© Tiffany Hinton / Jessie Preza / Charlotte Safavi

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