A colorful Mexican tile mosaic brings color to this covered terrace. Beehive shaped lanterns add a Euro-chic touch, and the weather-resistant patio furniture allows for year-round alfresco dining. (Photo: Eric Piasecki)
Un comedor... dentro o fuera
beach house veranda
Pretty Covered Patios
Covered Patios--Increase Seating One of the ways to get more out of your covered patio is to maximize its flexibility. That includes seating to adapt to crowds big and small. Here, a narrow bench against a half wall can be used as landing spots for guests or extra food or drink items. For even more options, convert some of the bench spaces to storage, too.