Patio enclosures like this can really go along way to sell a home because it is one of those standout features that buyers remember long after they leave the viewing. I always encourage homeowners to think big when they are considering screened in porch ideas for their house. There is nothing better (especially here in the south) than a fully functional room outside that you can enjoy from spring through fall. They get you out of the monotony of indoor life and let you experience the joys of nature in comfort. Whether you are just building a patio cover or designing an awesome outdoor living room like this, be sure to really think about lighting, heating elements, and roof style to ensure that your design is both functional and beautiful.
Patio enclosures certainly don't have to be anything overly huge and crazy to do the job appropriately and with style. I think that this house has some awesome patio bar ideas that do not overwhelm the backyard with a large and daunting design. A simple square outdoor kitchen with bar covered by a freestanding roof was the perfect way to isolate this area of the patio and to make that spot fully functioning despite the weather (unless of course there is a monsoon or something). This would actually be a pretty easy project if you are trying to plan out a diy patio cover to save money, because it is essentially four columns (that you could probably purchase pre-fabricated) with a basic roof over top. Nothing too grand or fancy here, but it is a beautiful accent to the rest of their exterior architecture.
I never realized how versatile patio enclosures are, and how many styles and methods of providing cover designers actually use. The gorgeous contemporary meets beachy patio cover ideas in this house are awesome because you can completely open it up to feel like you are outside simply by pulling the curtains back, or you can shut them and enclose yourself in the room if there is bad weather or you want some privacy. Because of the ability for full coverage, they were able to use normal living room furniture out there rather than your typical patio seating. I think that this really elevates your more typical patio designs and make the space feel much more luxurious. It is definitely an area that I would love to spend many summer nights lounging on the sofa.
Patio enclosures like this are such a dream because they create a four seasons room that you can enjoy both in the summer as well as the deep months of winter that typically make outdoor entertaining off limits. The focal point (and best part) of the room is definitely the huge stone fire place. So many popular patio ideas 2022 are starting to incorporate large units like this, and I am all for this trend because they make just about any outdoor space infinitely more functional. In the summertime they make a great spot to gather for s'mores, and in the winter these fireplaces obviously heat the space and make it functional. Another important part of sunroom designs like this is definitely your seating. I love how they had the custom couches made to perfectly fit the window area and hold a ton of people for parties.
Simple and rustic patio enclosures are always my favorite designs because they do not take away from the natural stunning beauty of the outdoors. Normally patio cover designs are quite structural and bold (which is usually not a bad thing), but sometimes they can distract from pretty landscaping or whatever view your property has. I like this house because you have both fully closed areas as well as partially covered spots to create versatile entertaining areas. Not only that, but the enclosed patio ideas look like a very simple extension of the home rather than a large structure that sticks out into the backyard like a sore thumb. I also really like the beautifully subtle stucco fireplace set into the wall for both decor as well as a heating element.
Now if you are a fan of patio enclosures that are highly functional as well as a dream to look at, then this space is definitely for you. I spotted this home when I was on here looking for pergola ideas, and was definitely drawn in by the sleek outdoor chefs kitchen complete with huge stainless steel grill, smoker, and even a fridge for the necessities (beer, beer, and more beer). What made the space so perfect for our home is that there is a full slatted in roof on top of the pergola so that you would be completely protected from the elements. We live in rainy Seattle so it was so essential that whatever patio covers we chose could shield us from any random rainstorm that pops up. We try to spend as much time outside as possible, but sometimes the weather can really ruin a good time.