suns out ~ patio is open
Your outdoor space is an extension of your home ... it should be just as comfortable and functional. It's perfect to enjoy fresh air, watch the kids play, enjoy some cocktails with friends. When Jeannine was growing up, they used their outdoor space ALL SUMMER LONG. The house wasn't air conditioned, and after cooking, it was hot inside, so most dinners in the summer were served on the deck. Thinking back, most of the neighbors did the same thing!
I always remember yelling from our DECK to the neighbors during the dinner hour. it's how we made plans back then!