How to Build an Outdoor Living Room

Sometimes the weather is just too nice to sit inside. So what to do? Sit in an outdoor living room instead. An outdoor living room fits easily anywhere from a garden nook to the deck or patio. It's an affordable fun option that can add style value and cheer to any home.

It is not rocket science either with just a few simple steps you can learn how to build an outdoor living room ambiance!

There are only a couple things you need for a perfect outdoor living room, chairs, a table, and a place for them to go!

Location is the first step in any home improvement plan. If you already have a screened in patio or deck, great! This makes a perfect location. All you will need is a couple pieces of outdoor furniture. A couple chaise loungers a couple deck chairs and a table or two and you have the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy.

Perhaps you're looking for something tucked away in a secluded garden nook though. Once again you have plenty of choices. A build it yourself gazebo package is a great way to start. It gives you a decorative yard accent piece plus shelter from any bad weather or bugs! All you have to do is prep the foundation, have the pieces delivered and assemble.

If you're more budget conscious though, how about building a basic pergola? All you need are a couple pieces of lumber, lattice, a saw, post hole digger and some nails.

Grab the post hole digger and dig 4 holes in your favorite location. Drop posts into the holes. Nail cross beams at the top and nail in a piece of wood lattice as a roof and you're done in only a couple of hours.

Just put in a table with an umbrella and a couple lawn chairs and you have a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and bird watch on weekend mornings.

If the umbrella idea is not your taste then there is always the option of a sunshade.

With an outdoor living room this nice though you'll probably want to spend more time there than just mornings and evenings. To ensure your comfort all day and avoid damaging your skin in the hot summer sun how about putting up a sunshade on the pergola.

Sunshades cut up to 70% of the sun's harmful rays. Not only is this safer for your skin but it keeps you cooler too.

Once again it's simple. Grab a roll of sunshade from the hardware store. Cut it to the size of the latticework and staple it up to the pergola. Now you have an outdoor living room you can sit in all day long.