At The Cottage the living room has double ranch sliders onto the deck. My bedroom (the room nearest to you in the picture below) has a ranch slider onto the deck too. The deck is covered and provides shelter from rain and sun. I regard it as an integral part of my living space and is provides a place to eat and sit and have coffee in the open air. During the summer days I rarely have the sliders closed and I often use the deck to get from one room to the other as well. For me the deck is far more important than just all that though. Somehow it provides a mental extension of the house far greater than the sum of it's physical uses.
A Sporting Weekend
2 weeks ago