Great indoor/outdoor living starts with great planning. These six cool concepts will inspire you to take the fun outside, day or night.
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Want to elevate an outdoor room while you defend it against the elements? A timber pavilion might be what you need. The covered space can be an ideal solution to shield you from the sun while you cook a feast in your outdoor kitchen or protect expensive flat-screen TVs and other audio-visual equipment in an open-air living room or bar. Incorporate a powder room, a changing station and an outdoor shower and a timber pavilion also makes a first-rate pool house. Or, you can always keep it simple, with a few comfortable chairs around a freestanding hearth. Bonus: A detached timber-framed pavilion can create an eye-catching focal point in your landscape.
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