Welcome to the next project that I am working on. This is the southern facing wall in our home. The big window in the lower left of the wall is currently the window that looks out from our kitchen. It is the spot where I would like to put french doors. Off of those doors I would like to put a big deck. Initially I had wanted a fabulous slate patio but seeing as the space is oddly shaped (there is our gas meter that must be worked around) a deck would be far more esthetically pleasing, not to mention functional. The question now becomes the design of the space. The wall is large and bare, and in my opinion calls for a fabulous pergola running above the french doors and other window to break it up. I would also love an outdoor fireplace to sit by on those evenings we dine outdoors until after dark. The deck must also be large enough to accommodate our long table which seats 8.
So, those are the only parameters at this point. I would love to hear your thoughts on what would best suit this space. It is shady in the evenings which is perfect for dining outdoors in the summertime. I want to be able to enjoy coffee in the mornings, lunch with the boys, and dinners with family and friends in this space. I also love the weathered wood look and really dislike red/treated wood. I would really truly absolutely appreciate any input/thoughts/advice/opinions you can offer.