Are You Enclosing Your Patio?

Are you enclosing your outdoor patio so that you can use it during the entire year instead of just during the warm months? Perhaps you want to still be able to close that portion of the house off, say when kids are going to be watching a movie while adults visit in the living room. Selecting solid wood mahogany French doors and choosing the furniture for your enclosed patio are some ideas that might help you to design an attractive room that you will enjoy with friends and family members.

The Interior Doors - Is your existing patio off the kitchen? Perhaps it is off the living room or the dining room. Whatever the case, consider buying French doors that complement the decor of the room that will adjoin the newly enclosed patio. For example, if your patio is next to the living room and your furniture is made of mahogany, consider buying solid wood mahogany French doors. Select a gorgeous design that will add to the decor. For example, if you have an elegant living room, consider buying mahogany French doors that have an intricate design on both sides of the door so that the door will look nice both from the enclosed patio and from the living room. If the enclosed patio is next to the kitchen and you have white cabinetry, consider buying white wooden French doors. If you are on a budget, consider buying from a retailer that offers lower-priced doors, such as Discount Door Center.

The New Furniture - Part of the pleasure of enclosing your patio will more than likely be in choosing the furniture you will place in it. What kind of look do you want? For example, if you want the room to be an extension of a formal dining room, consider selecting furniture that complements the dining room table and chairs. If you want a casual look, say if the enclosed patio is next to your informal family room, consider selecting a more informal design for your enclosed patio furniture. Or, you might be wanting to establish a totally different feeling in the newly enclosed patio. For example, you might still want it to have a garden feeling to it. If so, consider wicker or rattan furniture. Another idea for a garden feeling is to select traditional furniture pieces, say a sofa and occasional chairs, and have upholstery fabric that features things like flowers, butterflies, insects, and ferns. Or, have plain colored upholstery, but add throw pillows with a garden design.