These are just some of the HUNDREDS of possibilities. The goal in creating an outdoor space is two-fold:
You want your backyard to feel like a
private resort when you step outside, but also a place for efficient outdoor cooking on those days when you don't want to heat up the house.
Your outdoor space can look and feel like an extension of the first-story of your home. But it also requires durable & low-maintenance materials to withstand sun and storms.
: Include a fireplace (shown below), to create a natural focal point, and fans for comfort in the heat.